WARREN, Mich. - Students won't have to leave De La Salle Collegiate High School next fall if their parents become unemployed and can't afford tuition during the school year, according to the Associated Press.

The all-boys, suburban Detroit high school has about 830 students and has set tuition at $8,700 next year. However, the school will forgive tuition for parents who become unemployed, according to an AP report published at mlive.com.

The benefit would apply to a specific school year, according to AP. De La Salle Principal Patrick Adams says the goal is to give families some security in a tough economy, according to AP.

SOURCE:
Mlive.com, "Detroit area school gives tuition break to jobless," Feb. 6, 2010

FURTHER READING:
Mackinac Center for Public Policy, "Catholic Schools and the Common Good," Aug. 16, 2005

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