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Michigan Reconnect

Michigan Reconnect now available for those 21 and up!

More Michigan residents can now earn a degree or skills certificate, tuition-free. For those who are 21-24, don’t miss out! The age expansion is only available for a limited time. Apply by Nov. 15, 2024.

Apply Today  Age 21 to 24 Information Age 25+ Information

"Maybe someday" just became "definitely today."

Michigan Reconnect provides free in-district tuition at a Michigan community college to earn an associate degree or Pell-eligible skill certificate.

Community College

If you’re interested in pursuing a career training program instead, starting later this year, you can receive up to $1,500 towards tuition costs for eligible career training programs here in Michigan with the Short-Term Training Program.

Short-Term Training Program

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

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

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