MCC supports Michigan Free-Tuition Program for front line workers

FLINT — Mott Community College (MCC) is part of the Future for Frontliners initiative unveiled today by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, providing last-dollar scholarships for essential workers to attend community college tuition-free – including those without a high school diploma or equivalency.

“We applaud this statewide initiative to support those who continued to work in essential industries during the state shutdown this past spring so that the rest of us could stay safe. They are truly heroes and deserve our thanks,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. “Providing these frontline workers with access to tuition-free community college to pursue their career and personal dreams recognizes their commitment to society while giving them the tools to improve their lives and the lives of their families.”

Futures for Frontliners offers Michiganders who worked in essential industries during the April 1-June 30 period but do not have a college degree free tuition to their local community college to pursue an associate degree or a skills certificate on a full-time or part-time basis while they continue to work.

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 with enrollment available beginning in January of 2021.

To apply and learn more about Futures for Frontliners, visit www.Michigan.gov/Frontliners.

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With almost 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

“As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center – Student Success Services Center (PCC-2280E), Flint, MI 48503, 810-762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice- Mott Complex (CM-1117, Flint, MI 48503 (810) 762-0373.

Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 2280A), Flint, MI 48503 810-232-2557.

For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs, please see the following link: www.mcc.edu/gainful_employ_disclosure/index.php. — G.G.