Michigan’s new, free community college program: What you need to know

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In what was described as the largest effort in state history to increase college attainment, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday unveiled a program promising free community college tuition to residents 25 and older.

Whitmer said about 4.1 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents qualify for Michigan Reconnect. Just under 3 million of those who qualify are of typical working age, 25-64, according to Census data.

“All Michiganders deserve a pathway to a good-paying job, whether they choose to pursue a college degree, technical certificate, or an apprenticeship,” Whitmer said during a virtual news conference Tuesday announcing the program.

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