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Futures for Frontliners


There is an exciting new state scholarship program called Futures for Frontliners. It gives Michiganders who worked in essential industries during the state's COVID-19 shutdown tuition-free access to public community colleges including North Central MIchigan College.

While the application process will open in September, and the scholarship will be available to begin classes in January 2021, qualified Frontliners can take steps now to be ready when it starts.

For general information about Eligibilty, Applying for the Frontliners Scholarship, Applying for College, Funding and Costs and Scholarship renewal, read Future for Frontliners FAQ.

 

Who is Eligible?

  • All essential workers in Michigan without a college degree or high school equivalency who worked at the height of the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Specifically, applicants must have worked at least half-time in 11 of the 13 weeks from April 1 through June 30.

How do Frontliners Apply?

  • Frontliners returning or applying for community college can apply online starting September 9. The application will take less than 10 minutes to complete. Applications for the program must be submitted no later than December 31, 2020.  Apply online at www.michigan.gov/frontliners. Eligible applicants will then be referred to North Central for next steps.
  • Frontliners interested in pursuing their high school completion first, or while dual-enrolled in community college, may apply online starting September 9. The application will take less than 10 minutes to complete. Applications for the program must be submitted no later than December 31, 2020. Apply online at www.michigan.gov/frontliners. Eligible applicants will then be referred to North Central for next steps.

When can a person accepted to the Frontliners program start classes?

  • Frontliners returning to or starting community college or seeking their high school diploma or equivalency, may start classes anytime in 2021, and as early as the winter semester beginning in January of 2021. Frontliners can pursue up to an associate degree or skills certificate at North Central tuition-free. Frontliners can prepare for an attain a high school diploma or equivalancy, potentially prior to enrollment in postsecondary education or training, or while dual enrolled.

What Steps Can I Take Now?

This is essential to receiving most types of aid for your college education, including Futures for Frontliners.

List NCMC's Federal School Code (002299) on your FAFSA application.‚Äč

  • Have an official High School or GED Transcript Sent to NCMC

  • Contact Student Services to Choose a Program

For more information about how to apply to North Central or any other questions, contact Corey Lansing, Director of Admission at 231-439-6349.

 

This page will be updated as the state releases additional information on the program.