Mid Michigan College is hosting a week of events dedicated to helping adult students, particularly those 25 years of age and older, begin or return to college.
Events, including campus tours, application assistance, and more, are planned on the Harrison Campus Monday, July 17 through Wednesday, July 19, and on the Mt. Pleasant Campus Wednesday, July 19 through Thursday, July 20.
Complete details about Mid’s Reconnect Rally week can be found at midmich.edu/reconnect.
“We’re focused on helping these students take advantage of the resources that are available—especially financial resources,” shared Beth Binder, Director of Admissions at Mid. “We’re ready to help students apply for the Michigan Reconnect scholarship and complete the FAFSA, both of which can offer them some real support.”
Reconnect covers in-district tuition and some fees for eligible adults who want to pursue an associate degree. Mid’s in-district service area includes 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 (FAFSA). 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 significant savings.
“We’ve had over 380 students attend using Reconnect and we’re eager to help more students take advantage of this great opportunity,” noted Binder. “Students can attend tuition-free and fast-track their future plans—it’s a win-win.”