Michigan Reconnect offers eligible adults an opportunity to earn a tuition-free degree
Mid Michigan College is fully participating in the Michigan Reconnect program unveiled by Governor Gretchen Whitmer earlier this year, the program seeks to provide educational opportunity and lessen the widening skills gap within the state’s workforce.
The new program will cover in-district tuition and some fees for eligible adults at Mid Michigan College who want to pursue an associate or technical degree. In light of the recent annexation vote, beginning in the Fall 2021 semester, Mid’s in-district service area will include the school districts of Beaverton, Clare, Farwell, Gladwin, Harrison, and Mt. Pleasant.
In order to be eligible for Michigan Reconnect, adults must be between the ages of 25 and 64, have a high school diploma or equivalent, have been a Michigan resident for one year, and have not completed a college degree.
Students must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Once other aid is applied, Michigan Reconnect pays the remaining balance of in-district tuition and mandatory fees. Students not living in a community college district will pay the difference between in-district and out-district tuition, but would still receive a significant reduction in cost.
“We believe Michigan Reconnect will not only help individuals and families pursue their goals, but it will also help build a strong economy that needs a talented and modern workforce to compete for the jobs of the future,” said Matt Miller, Vice President of Student Services at Mid.
Fall Semester Registration
Registration for the fall semester is available now, and Mid’s experienced team members are ready to help students through every step of the process. Fall courses begin August 30. For more information about applying to Mid and registering for courses, visit midmich.edu/admissions or contact Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 386-6622.