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  • To be eligible, you need to:

    • Be at least 25 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)


To participate in the NMC / Michigan Reconnect scholarship, complete these four simple steps:

  1. 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, we recommend using a different browser or computer.

  2. Apply to Northwestern Michigan College

  3. Submit your free FAFSA application

    Please list NMC’s school code — 002302 — on your application.

  4. You are ready to enroll at NMC and start classes

    Contact admissions to get enrolled today!



As an adult student, you may have a job (or two), a family to support, or be looking to change jobs or enhance your career.


Whether you want to take a class to learn a new skill, enroll in a program to earn a degree or certificate and explore a new career, check out our online learning programs, or just speak with an admissions representative about your options, we're here to help.

NMC can...

  • Academic and career advising icon
    Provide academic and career advising to help you identify and meet your educational and career goals
  • Transfer college credits icon
    Transfer college credits you've earned from coursework at other colleges to a degree or certificate at NMC
  • Financial aid and scholarship icon
    Help you identify financial aid and scholarship opportunities to help pay for your educational expenses




  • 22% of NMC's students for Fall 2021 are over 25 years old.
  • Classes are offered in face-to-face, hybrid and online learning formats, to provide flexibility and maintain safety.
  • NMC awarded $1.3 million in scholarship funds to 1,206 students in 2021–22.
  • NMC's tuition is 75 percent lower than the average for public universities in Michigan.


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