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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.
It's Never Too Late!
An education beyond high school opens the door to many new opportunities. Michigan Reconnect can help you get there—tuition-free.
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.
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.
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.
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.