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The Michigan Reconnect program goes live today.  It’s the result of bipartisan legislation setting aside 30-million-dollars to cover tuition at Community Colleges for students 25 or older without a college degree. You need to have a high school diploma and have been a resident of Michigan for a year to be eligible. Because Charlevoix County doesn’t have a local community college, the assistance is for the applicable in-district tuition of where you choose to go.  That’s a gap of $85 per credit at North Central that can probably be narrowed with other financial aid—or by moving to Emmet County for school. Information on how to apply: https://www.michigan.gov/reconnect/0,9968,7-417-102946—,00.html

This story first appeared on WVBI.net.