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Gov. Whitmer, lawmakers to hold press conference on $30M Michigan Reconnect free tuition program

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Posted at 8:33 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 20:50:21-05

LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) — Lawmakers will gather with the Michigan governor Tuesday to discuss the $30 million Michigan Reconnect program, which is a historic tuition-free program for residents 25 and up seeking to earn an associate degree or skills certificate.

WATCH LIVE AT 1PM: GOV. WHITMER, MICHIGAN DEMS, GOP HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON $30M MICHIGAN RECONNECT PROGRAM

Michigan residents can begin submitting applications for the program on Feb. 2. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be joined by GOP and Democratic state legislators for the 1 p.m. news conference.

The Michigan Reconnect program will ensure that 4.1 million residents will have an opportunity to earn a tuition-free degree or skills certificate at their in-district community college.

Michiganders attending out-of-district community college, the program will pay in-district tuition fees.

The press conference will be streamed live on wxyz.com and the WXYZ Facebook page.