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Pursue Your Dream with Community College

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Pursue Your Dream with Community College

If you’re 21 or older, and you’ve been thinking about going back to school to pursue your associate degree or a skills certificate, now might be the time. This page has tools to help you apply for Michigan Reconnect, find your in-district community college, and more.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old when you apply
  • Have lived in Michigan for a year or more
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have not yet completed a college degree (associate or bachelor's)

If you do not have a high school diploma or equivalent, visit to get started. 

Michigan Reconnect provides free in-district tuition, mandatory fees, and contact hours for accepted and eligible applicants to pursue a Pell-eligible associate degree or skill certificate at any of Michigan's public community colleges. Have questions before you apply? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the program and what it offers.

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Have a question? We're here to help. Call the Customer Care Center at 888-447-2687, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.