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Lake Michigan College Announces One Year of Free Tuition
Lake Michigan College is offering free tuition to students for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The plan, announced during Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting, covers full tuition and fees up to 30 credit hours for students who enroll in the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.
The offer is open to new and returning, degree-seeking students who are Michigan residents and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Priority will be given to those who complete the application process by Aug. 16.
“Our economy is on the rebound and we can’t afford to lose the opportunity to grow local talent,” said LMC President, Trevor A, Kubatzke. “Many area families have had a tough year, but we don’t want financial barriers to slow down anyone’s educational journey. Our goal is to make it possible for every Michigander to reach their goals.”
The opportunity is made possible by a combination of state and federal funds and scholarships through the LMC Foundation. Many students age 25 and older are eligible to receive the State’s Michigan Reconnect scholarship. Others will be covered by Federal Pell grant dollars or the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). LMC will apply donor-funded scholarships and other institutional funds to cover any remaining balance.
Although LMC tuition is the lowest in the region, cost is still a major hurdle for many would-be Red Hawks. A recent survey found that nearly half of all LMC applicants who were admitted but never enrolled, had to postpone college or opted to skip post-secondary education because they couldn’t afford it.
Prospective students should start by applying at www.lakemichigancollege.edu/apply. Applicants must also complete a FAFSA.
About the Program
From ground to glass. You’ll learn all aspects of the wine industry, studying everything from the soil to the tasting room. We’ll cover marketing, sensory and chemical analysis, distribution and compliance.
Savor hands-on experience. Our program was hand-crafted by industry experts, led by program director Michael Moyer. You’ll learn from innovators in the field, surrounded by Southwest Michigan’s best wineries.
Raise a glass to your future. You can finish the wine and viticulture technology program in as little as a year. And, you’ll have the chance to intern with local and national winemakers.
Lake Michigan Vintners is the Midwest’s first and only teaching winery and tasting room. LM Vintners works in partnership with Lake Michigan College to provide students with practical, hands-on experience in every aspect of winemaking and vineyard management. Visit the Lake Michigan Vintners website to learn more and plan a trip to the LMV tasting room in the Welch Center on LMC’s Benton Harbor Campus.