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Nicolet’s Three for Free Program Offers College Credits at No Cost


Qualifying students attending Nicolet College can now earn three credits for free thanks to a generous donation from the college’s insurer, District Mutual Insurance.

To qualify, individuals must be new students at Nicolet and unemployed for any period of time after March 13, 2020.

“These are difficult and challenging times for many, and this is yet another opportunity to help individuals looking to better their lives with a college education,” said Nicolet Dean of Enrollment Erika Warning-Meyer. “Even in a struggling economy, those with a college education are more likely to keep their jobs. And those who have lost their jobs are more likely to return to work more quickly than those with just a high school diploma.”

The three free credits can be applied to any of the more than 60 certificates, technical diplomas, or associate’s degrees the college offers. Funds will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis.

To qualify, students must present proof of unemployment, earn a grade of C or better in the class, and must be a new Nicolet student.

For more information, and to complete the online application, visit the Three for Free webpage. Prospective students can also call the college at (715) 365-4493 for more information about this program and to get guidance on the admission and enrollment process.

Nicolet also has other financial assistance programs available for both new students and students currently attending Nicolet. This includes the Emergency Student Financial Assistance program for students facing unexpected and immediate financial hardship. Funds from this program, administered by the Nicolet College Foundation, can be used for gas cards, automotive repairs, utility bills, childcare, food, medical care, and other expenses.

To apply for student emergency assistance, visit or call the college at (715) 365-4493.

Other forms of financial assistance available to students include general scholarships issued by the Foundation and federal financial aid administered by the college’s Financial Aid Dept.