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North Central 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 maintained critical infrastructure during the state shutdown this past spring are heroes and deserve our thanks,” Dr. David Roland Finley, president of North Central declared.

 “Providing frontline workers who’ve yet to earn a college degree access to tuition-free community college – to pursue their dreams – is a wonderful way to say ‘thank you.’ They certainly earned it.

 As a Frontline Champion, North Central Michigan College has committed to making sure area employees know about this exceptional opportunity.

 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 may also participate. These individuals 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

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 educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement.  North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College with a designation of Veteran Friendly Gold by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

 For more information:
Corey Lansing
Director of Admission