LIFE Discounts and Scholarships

LIFE Discount

Residents and/or property owners in Grand Traverse County who are at least 62 years of age are eligible for a 20-percent (tuition only) LIFE Discount on NMC courses. When registering for classes, please indicate if you qualify for the LIFE Discount. The LIFE Discount is not applicable when using our online registration system.


Partial scholarships are also available for LIFE Academy courses (age 55+, regardless of residency) that meet the following criteria:

  • Courses that may assist someone in volunteer work
  • Courses useful in work-related endeavors
  • Courses of a general nature

To apply for a LIFE Academy Scholarship, call NMC Extended Education at (231) 995-1700 to request an application form.


Call the Extended Education Office at (231) 995-1700 or toll-free
(800) 748-0566, ext. 1700.