FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) is part of the Michigan Reconnect program enabling people aged 25 years and older to attend community college tuition-free.
“This is an incredible opportunity for Michiganders to pursue their educational and career goals tuition free,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. “Michigan Reconnect will help individuals prepare to be part of a talented and modern workforce in a competitive job market,” she added.
Michigan Reconnect is a scholarship program that will pay the cost of tuition for eligible adults who want to pursue an associate degree or skills certificate at their in-district community college and offers a large tuition discount for those attending an out-of-district community college.
Reconnect is a last-dollar program, which means that Pell grant funds are applied to tuition and fees bill first, with Reconnect paying what’s not covered by Pell. For student who do not qualify for a Pell grant, Reconnect will pay the full cost of tuition, mandatory fees, and contact hours. The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) is administering Reconnect in partnership with the Michigan Department of Treasury.
Students can use the scholarship to complete an associate degree or a skill certificate program.
To be eligible, a student must:
• Be at least 25 years old when you apply
• Have lived in Michigan for a year or more
• Have a high school diploma or equivalent
• Have not yet completed a college degree (associate or bachelor’s)
To apply and learn more about Michigan Reconnect, visit www.michigan.gov/reconnect/. — G.G.