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What does tuition-free education mean to you? Michiganders across the state are balancing work, family, and school to achieve their goal. You can too.
"Free tuition means everything to me. I want to be able to give my daughter the security and stability I never had as a child. I feel a degree will help me with not just making my life better, but my families life better as well." - Alecia, Jackson, MI
Alecia has worked at Flagstar Bank for over 5 years. She is the mother of a ten month old daughter named Ava.
She plans on switching career paths to the medical field. Ellis wants to make a difference in people's lives.
"Free tuition means everything to me. It feels so good to have my education paid for. I am thankful and ready to move onto the next step of my career." - Erica, Hastings, MI
Erica is a single mother of an 8-year-old son and has been working as a paramedic since 2006.
She plans on applying to nursing programs as to continue her current path in the medical field.
"Free tuition means I can finally finish my degree I have been wanting!" - Lance, Portage, MI
Lance works as a manager at a family owned pizza shop. Him and his fiancé worked throughout the pandemic to provide for them and their four children.
He plans on pursuing a degree in business management so that one day he can buy the pizza shop that he currently runs.
“Helping people is my passion and I want to be in a field where I can effect change.” - Lisa, Detroit, MI
Lisa is a mother of two and grandmother to four children. She has worked for the Neighborhood Service Organization as a Certified Peer Support Specialist throughout the pandemic.
She would like to pursue a career in social work so she can help others.
"It is a big dream and a great opportunity to receive free tuition and to prove my skills and do everything good to serve and help the patients as much as I can." - Sandra, Roseville, MI
Sandra has been a U.S. citizen for 4 years and currently works at Tim Hortons.
She studied at a Technical College in Mosul-Iraq in 2013 and is interested in continuing her education here. She would love to get her associates degree in the medical field.
We’re in this together. Share your story and help inspire other Michiganders to take their next step. "What does a tuition-free education mean to you?”