(WAUSAU, Wis.) – Students who planned to attend college in 2020-2021 but were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to earn free summer 2021 tuition through Northcentral Technical College’s (NTC) new COVID Catch Up program. Under the COVID Catch Up program, eligible students may take up to six college credits in select courses during the summer 2021 term. In addition to free tuition, eligible students will receive all essential books/learning supplies at no cost.

“We recognize the sacrifices that students have had to make due to the COVID-19 pandemic – from missing out on the opportunity to take dual enrollment and college courses at NTC while in high school to needing to pause or delay their education,” said Lori Weyers, President, Northcentral Technical College. “This opportunity honors the accomplishments of 2020 and 2021 high school graduates and provides an opportunity for them to start their educational journey this summer.”

The program is made possible through Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEERF) funding and aims to help area students and the community recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Anyone who is interested in learning more can visit www.ntc.edu/COVIDcatchup or call NTC’s Director of Student Recruitment, Ashley Deaver, at 715.803.1681.

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Northcentral Technical College (www.ntc.edu) is north central Wisconsin's premier two-year college of choice and is a resource for all District residents. It provides individuals, organizations and businesses with quality skills training in a wide range of programs designed to build a competitive, technologically advanced workforce in today's rapidly changing global environment. NTC has six convenient campus locations in Wausau, Antigo, Medford, Phillips, Spencer, and Wittenberg, as well as a Public Safety Center of Excellence in Merrill, a Wood Technology Center of Excellence in Antigo and an Agriculture Center of Excellence just north of the Wausau Campus in the Village of Maine.  The Wausau Campus also features a Center for Health Sciences, Center for Business & Industry, Information Technology & Entrepreneurial Center (iTEC), STEM Center, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center of Excellence, SPOONS restaurant, Studio Max Salon + Spa and a Center for Geriatric Education.