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A pair of open houses planned to help future students learn how a GRCC education can change their lives

GRCC sign shows opportunities for students at the college. (Lillian Linscott/The Collegiate)

By Justus Clark

Grand Rapids Community College will be hosting two open houses starting with one at the main campus from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse in Grand Rapids. The other one, scheduled for Saturday April 23, will be located at the GRCC Lakeshore Campus starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. 

These events will give potential students a chance to learn more about GRCC’s education and how it can impact their future. 

“Open houses are great opportunities to learn more about GRCC, get all your questions answered, and meet the people who will be here to help you,” stated GRCC’s associate director of Enrollment Center services, Kristi Welling in a press release.

The students that attend and are enrolling at GRCC are eligible to win a $500 scholarship. 

GRCC specialists and faculty members will be there to help the potential students work through admissions and the financial aid process and discuss eligibility for cost saving programs like Michigan Reconnect and the Grand Rapids Promise Zone. Campus tours will also be available.

The open house topics will include: 

  • Different ways to pay for college.
  • How to navigate GRCC’s 12 Academic Pathways and more than 150 degrees.
  • Academic programs and student services offered at the GRCC Lakeshore Campus in Holland.
  • The steps to apply for GRCC.
  • Determining eligibility for Michigan Reconnect and the Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarship.
  • How to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as FAFSA. 
  • The benefits of earning an associate degree at GRCC and seamlessly transferring to a four year college or university. 
  • Connecting with campus resources 

Students can reserve a spot by registering here.


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