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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) - The Kalamazoo Promise has partnered up with the Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA) in order to create more opportunities for Kalamazoo Promise eligible students.

Beginning in the fall of 2015, students can use their Kalamazoo Promise scholarship to attend any of the MCA liberal arts colleges and universities in Michigan.

Through the partnership, tuition and fees will be fully and jointly funded by both parties. The 15 new institutions will increase the number of Promise eligible schools to 58 schools in the state of Michigan. The new additions include Adrian College, Albion College, Alma College, Andrews University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Hillsdale College, University of Detroit Mercy, Hope College, Kalamazoo College, Madonna University, Marygrove College, Olivet College. Siena Heights University, and Spring Arbor University.

Bob Bartlett, CEO of the Michigan College Alliance, supports the partnership 100 percent stating, "This partnership truly is a winning proposition for all. Promise Scholars will benefit from increased college choice throughout the state, and MCA colleges and universities will be enriched by having these deserving students on their campuses. We are grateful to the Kalamazoo Promise for creating this opportunity."

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