Governor Gretchen Whitmer, along with leaders in education, business, labor, and workforce development, launched the nation’s first program offering tuition-free college for those who provided essential frontline services during the COVID-19 stay home orders, between April 2020 and June 2020.

The program, Futures for Frontliners, will allow those who are essential service workers to take advantage of funds allocated from the CARES Act to help pay for high school classes to get a GED and/or funds for an associate’s degree.

To be eligible for the program, applicants must:

  • Be a Michigan resident
  • Have worked in an essential industry at least part-time for 11 of the 13 weeks  between April 1 – June 30, 2020
  • Have been required by their job to work outside the home at least some of the time between April 1 – June 30, 2020
  • Not have previously earned an associate or bachelor’s degree
  • Not be in default on a Federal student loan
  • Complete a Futures for Frontliners scholarship application by 11:59 p.m., Dec. 31, 2020

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