Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II met with officials from Delta College to celebrate the success of Michigan Reconnect, and its two-year anniversary.
Michigan Reconnect is the largest effort in state history that ensures residents of Michigan, ages 25 and up will have a tuition-free opportunity to earn an associate degree or skills certificate. Individuals may attend any of Michigan’s public community colleges, as well as its three tribal colleges.
In addition to assistance with tuition, Michigan Reconnect students may also be eligible for wraparound services such as: cost of transportation, books, housing, broadband, childcare, and food.
In the 2023 State of the State address, Gov. Whitmer proposed lowering the age of applicants from 25 to 21, which would open the program to approximately 400,000 more residents.
Lt. Gov. Gilchrist says, “Higher education and skilled credentials open so many doors, and we want the number of eligible applicants to grow so that more Michiganders can secure rewarding careers, bigger paychecks, and a higher quality of life.”
Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell