By Aimee Adamski, director, Admissions and Outreach
Many people need a fresh start at some point, but it’s not every day the opportunity comes along. That’s why I’m excited to tell you about the state’s Michigan Reconnect scholarship program! Launched in February as part of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s ambitious “Sixty by 30” plan, Reconnect hopes to grow the number of adults with a skill certificate or college degree to 60 percent by the start of the next decade.
How Reconnect sets out to do this is by providing financial assistance toward in-district tuition, as well as some additional mandatory costs at Macomb. This includes registration, student services and technology, and facilities fees. Important to note is that Reconnect is a last-dollar program, meaning that Pell Grant funds are first applied to tuition and mandatory expenses.
If this sounds like it might apply to you, here are a few things to note.
- Be at least 25 years old at the time of application
- Have lived in Michigan for one or more years
- Have earned a high school diploma or GED
- Have not yet completed an associate or bachelor’s degree
Want more information? Register for one of our upcoming info sessions at www.macomb.edu/AdmissionsEvents, visit www.macomb.edu/reconnect or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to helping you meet your goals!