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If you are a frontline worker, you are eligible to earn a degree at Wayne County Community College District, free of charge. Talk to us today for more information!

How to get started

Your first step in enrolling is to determine your eligibility through the State of Michigan. Then you can apply to WCCCD.

1. Apply to determine your eligibility (State of Michigan) 2. Fill out FAFSA 3. Apply to WCCCD

If you prefer to start by speaking to someone at WCCCD, call us at 313-496-2600. 

The Wayne County Community College District is proud to support the Futures for Frontliners program, and to join the State of Michigan and other public and private partners to help frontline workers create a better future for themselves and their families.

Futures for Frontliners is a program funded by the Governor’s Emergency Fund, as part of the CARES Act, to allow frontline workers to earn a college degree or credential that will lead to a good-paying job and career path in industries that Michigan needs.

Everyone eligible for the program will receive a tuition-free path to a degree.

The Wayne County Community College District will personally support you through this program.

Questions? Call us at 313-496-2600 or email: uamir1@wcccd.edu

Apply to determine your eligibility (State of Michigan)

The State of Michigan Futures for Frontliners website with all the state-level details is here.

This tuition-free program is available to workers who have risked their health and lives to help us through the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • Hospital and nursing home staff
  • Grocery store employees
  • Childcare providers serving critical infrastructure workers
  • Personal protective equipment manufacturers
  • Public safety employees
  • Garbage collection workers
  • Delivery drivers

The program is part of Governor Whitmer's 60 by 30 initiative, which will increase the number of Michigan citizens with a post-secondary credential to 60% by 2030 to meet the demand for skilled workers.

Apply to determine your eligibility (State of Michigan)

If you are not sure about your eligibility, please contact us, and we will help you. If you are not eligible for this program, we will help you determine your eligibility for other forms of financial aid that can help you reach your goals through a Wayne County Community College District education.

To be considered for this program, you must apply to determine your eligibility with the State of Michigan no later than December 31, 2020, as well as complete the steps below. You may begin studying at WCCCD as early as Winter 2021, and you will need to begin your studies no later than Fall of 2021.

You will need to take the following steps as you are preparing to enroll in this program:

  1. Apply to determine your eligibility (State of Michigan website)
  2. Fill our your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  3. When you have completed the steps above, Apply to WCCCD

Futures for Frontliners students may enroll in any of WCCCD’s 120 academic degree and certificate programs.   

You may browse all WCCCD programs to find the one that most interests you.

Our Student Success Team can help you determine your best academic or workforce program, advise you on enrolling, and help you set up a course plan.

Call us at 313-496-2600 or email us at uamir1@wcccd.edu.  

The State of Michigan Futures for Frontliners website has a section containing frequently-asked questions on the following topics:

  • Eligibility
  • Funding and costs
  • Applying for College
  • Scholarship Renewal
  • Applying for the Scholarship
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