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Michigan Reconnect

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Michigan Reconnect

Get started with Michigan Reconnect

  • Apply online for Michigan Reconnect. The application takes less than five minutes to complete and can be done on a mobile phone. If you are having difficulties on your mobile device, it is recommended to use a different browser or computer.
  • Apply to a Michigan public community college. All public community colleges, including tribal colleges, in Michigan qualify.  
  • Submit your FAFSA. This is free financial aid provided by the federal government.
  • Enroll in an eligible program and start classes. You can enroll in any Pell-eligible skill certificate or associate degree program.

Learn more about Michigan Reconnect   FAFSA Resources

We've got you! Get all your questions answered every Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. and Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. for the Michigan Reconnect Office Hours. An image of a student holding folders and a clipboard.

Have questions? We got you!

Every Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. and Thursday from 5-7 p.m. members of the Michigan Reconnect Navigator team will be online to provide one-on-one support to Michigan Reconnect Students to answer their individual questions about the program and even help with completing their FAFSA.

Join the Reconnect Office Hours

It's Never Too Late!

An education beyond high school opens the door to many opportunities. Michigan Reconnect can help you get there.  


more per year in earnings with a two-year degree


of Michigan jobs will require education beyond high school

Making Tuition-Free Dreams Come True

Find out how these real-life Reconnectors are building a better future thanks to Michigan Reconnect.

Sarah Sparks

Jimmy Wright

Shannon Wilkins

Jamie Peterson

Luis Uribe

Missy Gheorghiu

You CAN Do This!

We know that starting or going back to school can be a daunting task. And that being able to afford tuition may not be the only challenge you're facing. But we also know that with the help of additional resources, we have all the confidence in the world that you can find the help you need to achieve your college dream.

For help with child care, transportation, or additional financial support, check in with the state and local partners who are here to help you.

Community Colleges

Reach out to your local community college to see what types of assistance, programs and services are available to make your education dreams come true.

Community Colleges


MI Bridges allows you to apply for assistance programs and can help you to access more than 30,000 state and local services across Michigan.

MI Bridges

Michigan Works! Agencies

Your local Michigan Works Agency can connect you with career exploration and coaching, tuition assistance, training and much more.

Michigan Works! Agencies