Futures for Frontliners is a free tuition program for frontline workers

Futures for Frontliners

Free Tuition for Essential Workers

If you worked in an essential industry during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for free college tuition.

Futures for Frontliners is a State of Michigan program that awards free community college tuition to those who meet the following criteria:

  • Michigan Resident
  • Worked in an essential industry at least part-time between April-June 2020
  • Have a high school diploma
  • Have not yet completed a college degree (associate or bachelor's)

To get started, apply for Futures for Frontliners at michigan.gov/frontliners by December 31, then apply for admission to SMC.

For more information, including FAQs, definitions of "essential industries", and more, visit michigan.gov/frontliners.