Are there other costs of going back to school?

While Michigan Reconnect makes tuition affordable, going back to school still has other costs. See What costs does Reconnect cover? Here are some of the additional costs you should plan for:

  • Books and supplies
  • Technology costs
  • Course fees
  • Childcare expenses 
  • Transportation expenses

To help you estimate these costs, each community college offers a "net price calculator" on their website. These calculators estimate the costs for housing, books and supplies, and personal expenses such as transportation. These estimates are based on full-time enrollment. If you're planning to enroll part-time, remember that the costs will be half of what the calculator estimates.