New program offers free college tuition for frontline workers

CASS COUNTY, Mich. – A new Michigan program is giving back to essential workers who risked their health at the height of the pandemic

Future for Frontliners is a unique program that is the first of its kind in the country. It offers Michiganders who don’t have a college degree and who worked in essential places like grocery stores, hospitals, nursing homes, and as delivery drivers during the height of the pandemic, free college tuition.

Future for Frontliners was inspired by the G.I Bill that provided educational opportunities for soldiers returning from World War II. At Southwestern Michigan College Niles campus, the application deadline is December 31 and enrollment begins January 2021.

In order to apply, you must be a Michigan resident, must have worked in an essential industry between April first and June 30, and not have a college degree.

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