New Michigan Reconnect scholarship removes cost as a barrier to a GRCC education for students 25 and older

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The Michigan Reconnect scholarship removes cost as a barrier to a Grand Rapids Community College education, providing opportunities for life-changing degrees or occupational certificates for residents age 25 and older.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today revealed details of the program, which covers the cost of tuition for eligible students living within the boundaries of the Kent Intermediate School District. Others would pay the difference between the resident and non-resident rate tuition – a substantial savings.

 Applications are now available at Michigan.gov/reconnect.

“Many of students and others in our community are experiencing financial difficulties during the pandemic. Reconnect will remove tuition as a financial obstacle to getting a quality GRCC education,” President Bill Pink said.

“We are committed to other supports to help students take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity, from academic assistance to schedules accommodating home and work responsibilities. We are a partner in our students’ success. No one should feel they are taking these steps alone.”

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