Lansing Community College Talks About Whitmer's Michigan Reconnect Program

Lansing Community College Talks About Whitmer's Michigan Reconnect Program

LANSING - Governor Whitmer’s Michigan Reconnect Program will allow some Michigan residents to attend community colleges, like Lansing Community College, tuition free or at a reduced tuition rate.

Applicants must meet a list of requirements such as being a Michigan resident for a minimum of at least 12 months, have a high school diploma or an equivalency certificate and be 25 or older at the time they apply.

“The first semester that a student is eligible for the Michigan Reconnect would be our summer 2021 semester, and we haven’t quite got to registration for that yet,” said LCC Student Engagement Coordinator, Mike McGinnis. “Registration for summer begins towards the end of March.”

People interested in Michigan Reconnect are must fill out their FASFA form as one of the requirements for applying.

“We’re getting a good influx of inquires related to the program,” said McGinnis. “I know within the first couple weeks overall there was roughly 30 thousand applications processed by the state of Michigan.”

Some of the possible jobs people pursuing their associates at LCC could have upon completion of their associates include a phlebotomist, massage therapist, dental hygienist, nurse, welder, electrician or airplane technician.

“I always tell students anything that you ever thought was possible, you know, now’s your chance,” said McGinnis. “You always wanted to learn how to speak Japanese, come do it at LCC.”

Local residents interested in the Michigan Reconnect program can send an email to michiganreconnect@lcc.edu or call 517-483-1200 and select option 7 for more information.

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