Glen Oaks Community College welcomes eligible students ages 21-24, without an associate or bachelor’s degree, to become a part of the expanded Michigan Reconnect program.
The state program, which has provided free in-district tuition for students ages 25 and older without an associate or bachelor’s degree, has been in place since 2021, and is now temporarily expanded to include students ages 21-24.
Expanding the age to 21 is one of the strategies designed to meet the state’s 60 by 30 initiative to increase the number of degreed Michigan residents. The goal is to have 60 percent of Michigan adult population to have achieved a postsecondary education or training by 2030.
Since Michigan Reconnect began less than three years ago, more than 132,000 Michigan residents have applied to the program.
Glen Oaks currently has 115 students enrolled as part of the Michigan Reconnect program, which represents a 22 percent increase from over a year ago.
Students ages 21 or over without a degree can contact the Glen Oaks Admission’s office to learn more by calling: 269-294-4253.