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Futures for Frontliners

Application deadline has passed

If you haven't taken advantage of the Futures for Frontliners program yet, the deadline to apply and participate has passed.

If you're 21 or older, you may still be eligible to attend GRCC tuition-free through GRCC Reconnect.

Futures for Frontliners GRCC

What costs does Futures for Frontliners cover?

  • Tuition and mandatory fees at the resident tuition rate.
  • Students who live outside of the Kent Intermediate School District (KISD) will receive a cost savings on their tuition rate, but their associate degree or certificate will not be tuition-free. Students will pay the difference between the resident and non-resident rate.
  • Federal and State of Michigan financial aid can only be used to cover the cost of classes required to complete your current active program of study. You can view your current program of study by logging into your MyGRCC account and selecting your Online Center. Once in your Online Center, select the Academic Progress tile to review the courses required for your program of study. You also can see which courses are left to be taken. 
  • If you transfer credits from another college, those transfer credits may be applied toward your program of study and reduce the number of classes required to complete your degree. Be sure to work closely with your academic advisor and use the resources in your MyGRCC account to select and enroll in only those classes required to complete your program of study.

Maintaining Eligibility

To maintain eligibility you must:

  • Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually, and complete the verification process (as needed).
  • Continue to maintain Michigan residency.
  • Maintain continuous enrollment in their program of study by earning at least 12 credits in that program by the end of the academic year.
    • If the student does not earn at least 12 credits by the end of the academic year, the institution must report this in MiSSG.
    • If you have experienced a circumstance that impacted your ability to meet the above continuous enrollment requirement, please review the instructions linked here on how to submit a Continuous Enrollment Appeal through the Student Forms website.  Appeals should be submitted no earlier than one semester prior to your return, and we must already have a FAFSA on file for the appropriate aid year.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP), as defined by the institution, or a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 at the institution since becoming a Reconnect participant.
    • If the institution is calculating the student’s cumulative minimum 2.0 GPA, grades earned prior to the student’s participation in Reconnect are not to be considered in the calculation.
    • If the student does not meet SAP and the required GPA minimum, this must be reported in MiSSG as 'SAP and GPA Not Met' and the student will no longer be eligible to continue with the scholarship program.
  • More information is available at

Contact Info

Faculty & Staff


Ann Isackson

Ann Isackson

Interim Associate Provost of Instructional Support and Institutional Planning


Jason Schueller

Jason Schueller

Assistant Director of Adult Recruitment and Community Outreach
(616) 234-3344