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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Governor Whitmer Proclaims October as College Month

Governor Whitmer proclaimed October as College Month to connect Michiganders with educational and financial resources and to help close the skills gap and move the state closer to reaching the governor’s goal of 60% postsecondary educational attainment by 2030.

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

More than 60,000 apply for Futures for Frontliners in first two weeks, demonstrate demand for education assistance

Kerry Ebersole named Sixty by 30 director for the State of Michigan, encourages more to apply, continues focus on the need for highly skilled workforce

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal, Futures for Frontliners

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Gov. Whitmer launches new, first in nation Futures for Frontliners program to offer essential, frontline workers a tuition-free path to community college

Education, labor, business, and workforce leaders join to urge Michigan’s 625,000 COVID-19 essential workers to apply now for tuition-free college

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal, Futures for Frontliners

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Gov. Whitmer Signs Legislation to Create the Michigan Reconnect Program

Governor signs a series of House and Senate bills into law

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal, Support for Reconnect

Friday, February 14, 2020

New Report Shows Michigan Improving Toward Postsecondary Goal, Highlights Need to Pass Bipartisan Michigan Reconnect Legislation

Governor Whitmer reaffirmed her commitment to her bold statewide goal to increase the number of Michiganders with a postsecondary credential to 60 percent by 2030 on Friday following the release of a new report by the Lumina Foundation. The report showed Michigan’s post-secondary attainment has grown from 45% to 45.5% in one year, further showcasing the need for Michigan Reconnect.

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Gov. Whitmer, Grand Valley announce program for adults to get college degree faster

Grand Valley State University says it wants to help adults finish their bachelor’s degrees.

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Oakland County Executive David Coulter sets ambitious college completion goal

Oakland County Executive David Coulter has set an ambitious goal of having 80% of the county's adults have some form of postsecondary training.

Sixty by 30 Attainment Goal

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Gov. Whitmer announces statewide FAFSA Challenge

The governor is challenging every high school to increase their FAFSA completion rate among graduates of the Class of 2020.

FAFSA Completion Challenge

Monday, December 2, 2019

Gov. Whitmer takes steps to make sure $100 million in federal student aid to Michigan students doesn’t go unspent again

Money is a major barrier preventing many of Michigan’s young, low-income residents from pursuing a college education. Yet, last year about $100 million in federal student college aid went unspent.

FAFSA Completion Challenge

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Governor Whitmer Joins Complete College America

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Michigan’s membership in Complete College America, an organization dedicated to increasing college completion rates and ensuring everyone, no matter who they are, has a path to postsecondary success.

FAFSA Completion Challenge


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