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LEARN to Earn

Mid-State Balance Forgiveness Program 

LEARN to Earn is a special program that helps former Mid-State Technical College students complete their degree through past-due balance forgiveness.

Who Qualifies?

All of the following requirements must be met in order to participate in the program:

  • Students who have not attended Mid-State for one or more terms
  • Students who have not earned a credential from Mid-State
  • Students who have a past-due account balance 
  • Students whose debt has not been turned over to state collections

How Does It Work?

  • For every six credits successfully completed, $250 will be forgiven from the participant’s past-due balance.  
  • If there is a remaining past-due balance from prior to re-enrollment, it will be forgiven upon graduation.

Program Requirements

  • Register for a minimum of six credits each term.
  • Continuously enroll each term to continue forgiveness of the past-due balance. 
  • Complete the FAFSA or sign up for an automatic withdrawal payment plan.
  • Complete an Academic Success Plan with your academic advisor.
  • Meet each semester with a financial resource counselor.
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA. 
  • Apply for Mid-State scholarships within the current application window.
  • Apply to a degree program by January 11.



If you have any questions, please contact Zach Popp (715.422.5512).