Ypsilanti residents can get free classes at Washtenaw Community College with Michigan scholarship program

Information sessions scheduled for Monday, Tuesday

The entrance of the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College. (JD SCOTT, JD Scott Photography)

YPSILANTI, Mich. – Local adults ages 25 and older who don’t yet have a college degree could have in-district tuition paid for at Washtenaw Community College thanks to Michigan’s Reconnect Scholarship program.

The program pays for tuition, technology fees and extra charges for certain courses that aren’t covered by Pell Grant monies.

Washtenaw Community College is hosting a free, in-person informational session from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 17, on how Ypsilanti residents can take advantage of the scholarship. The session will be held at the Parkridge Community Center at 591 Armstrong Drive, in Ypsilanti. Registration is required and can be done here.

The session is part of the community college’s new Advance Ypsi initiative which works to help area residents increase their quality of life through job training and education.

A second informational session will be offered on YouTube from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18. This session will outline the state’s Reconnect program and become a student at Washtenaw Community College. Register here.

To qualify for the Reconnect Scholarship, potential students must be at least 25 years old, not hold a college degree, have lived in Michigan for at least a year, and have either a high school diploma, GED or certificate of completion

The scholarship helps pay for an Associate degree or certification of completion.

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