Michigan launches free college tuition program for adults without degrees

The state of Michigan launched Michigan Reconnect. It’s a $30 million program that will provide scholarships to millions of eligible Michigan adults without college degrees, enabling them to earn a tuition-free associate degree or skills certificate at their in-district community college.

The new program also will offer a large tuition discount (equal to in-district tuition) for individuals who attend an out-of-district community college and will cover up to $1,500 in a Skills Scholarship for those who enroll in one of the more than 70 private training schools that are offering certificates in high-demand careers in industries such as manufacturing, construction, information technology, healthcare or business management.

Michigan Reconnect scholarships are the result of a bipartisan piece of legislation that Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) and Michigan lawmakers signed into law last year.

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