President Mark Schlissel met new and prospective U-M students at Cass Technical High School in Detroit last month. The visit to the Detroit Public Schools campus followed an invitation by Principal Lisa Phillips and is part of Schlissel’s commitment to increasing the opportunities for students throughout the state to attend U-M.
Schlissel toured the Detroit campus, viewing student projects and meeting some of the more than 30 Cass students who have been admitted to the University of Michigan. He welcomed the students into the U-M family, noting that the record number of applications received this year — 51,000 — made their admission even more special. Overall, U-M has 192 students from Cass attending the Ann Arbor campus.
Thanks to U-M’s commitment to providing financial aid, the university’s cost to attend is the lowest in the state among public university for many students with financial need.