Mid Michigan College announced today it will serve as a Frontliners Champion to support the Futures for Frontliners program unveiled today by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

“We believe strongly that those who worked during the State shutdown this past spring so that the rest of us could stay safe are heroes and deserve our thanks,” explained Tim Hood, Mid Michigan College President. “Providing these frontline workers in essential industries with access to tuition-free community college to pursue their career and personal goals is a wonderful way to say ‘thank you’ – they certainly earned it.”

Futures for Frontliners offers Michiganders who live in a community college’s district, worked in essential industries April 1-June 30, and do not have a college degree access to free community college tuition. In-district tuition costs are fully covered for all Michigan frontliners, but there may be out-of-pocket costs to cover the remaining out-district tuition.

Currently, Mid Michigan College’s in-district area includes residents in the Clare-Gladwin RESD. Individuals living in the Gratiot-Isabella RESD district will vote on November 3 on two annexation proposals that could add this geography to the College’s in-district service area. If the ballot proposals pass, free tuition for frontliners would extend to those living in this area.

Those without a high school diploma or equivalency are eligible for services to help them prepare for and complete this credential and go on to a community college or job training program.

The application period runs through December 31 of this year, and prospective students can begin attending in January of 2021.

To apply and learn more about Futures for Frontliners:

  • Visit midmich.edu/futures-for-frontliners
  • Connect with Mid’s Admissions team who can help you every step of the way!
  • Visit www.Michigan.gov/Frontliners
  • Social distancing measures and the use of face coverings are required on campus, and an enhanced cleaning schedule, including the sanitization of equipment and classrooms between courses, is in place.
  • Courses are being offered on-campus and through a variety of delivery methods including online, hybrid, and HyFlex. These options can be further explored at midmich.edu/delivery-methods.
  • The College is also offering a mix of on-campus and online resources and academic support services to help students succeed. From one-on-one help registering for courses to remote academic support, and loaner hotspot device access to no-cost mental health counseling, Mid seeks to support students for the complete individuals they are.

Mid is taking steps to provide a safe, healthy, engaging learning environment on-campus and online.

Registration for the winter semester is begins October 12, and prospective students should apply to Mid, apply to the Futures for Frontliners program, and complete their FAFSA soon to ensure they receive all the assistance that is available to them.

Winter semester courses begin January 11 in Harrison, Mt. Pleasant, online, and at Mid Michigan College locations throughout the region, including Big Rapids, Bad Axe, and Caro among others.

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