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FUTURES FOR FRONTLINERS HELPING ESSENTIAL WORKERS ATTEND NORTH CENTRAL TUITION-FREE

With a week and half remaining before the deadline, nearly 200 essential workers who were employed during Michigan’s COVID-19 shutdown have applied to attend North Central Michigan College through the Futures for Frontliners free tuition program.

Announced by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in September, Futures for Frontliners offers free in-district tuition and covers mandatory fees for employees who worked in critical industries between April 1 and June 30.  Frontliners who do not have a college degree may pursue an associate degree or skills certificate on a full- or part-time basis while continuing to work.

“These employees were the backbone of our economy during the spring shutdown,” said Corey Lansing, North Central’s director of admission.  “We are thrilled to provide them with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to obtain a tuition-free college degree.”

Futures for Frontliners defines essential industries as manufacturing, IT, food and agriculture, health care, public safety, public works, and many others.

Applications for the program are due December 31.  Approved applicants may enroll at North Central as soon as the Winter 2021 semester or defer enrollment until Summer or Fall 2021.  To learn more and apply, visit michigan.gov/frontliners/.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord.  North Central’s mission is to provide exceptional, accessible, relevant higher education of and for the community.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College with a designation of Veteran Friendly Silver by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.
 

For more information:
NCMC Student Services
231-348-6605