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Eligible Oakland County residents can take advantage of additional financial support and benefits to obtain a post-secondary degree or certificate! We have dedicated resources to help our residents achieve their career and education goals.

 Navigators

Career and Education Navigators are advocates who help support your path toward college and career advancement — a FREE resource for Oakland County residents.

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 Programs

Eligible Oakland County residents can take advantage of financial support while in training!

To help our residents achieve their career goals, we have partnered with Oakland County Michigan Works! to offer financial support to pay for books, supplies, transportation, childcare, and other related expenses while students are enrolled in training. This support is made possible through the American Rescue Plan.

Additional Resources

Fostering Futures Scholarship Application Priority Deadline

(News Release) Michigan Department of Treasury, emailed June 10, 2022

The Michigan Department of Treasury reminds young adults who have experienced foster care on or after their 13th birthday that they are eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund.

The priority deadline for the Fostering Futures Scholarship application for academic year 2022-23 is August 1, 2022. Eligible students enrolled at a Michigan degree-granting college or university may now apply to receive scholarship funds for tuition, fees, room, board, books and supplies. Applications received after August 1, 2022, may be placed on a waitlist.

To learn more about the Fostering Futures Scholarship, go to www.fosteringfutures-mi.com.

Fostering Future Scholarship applicants with questions should contact the state Treasury Department's Student Scholarships and Grants area at mistudentaid@michigan.gov or call toll-free at 1-888-4-GRANTS (888-447-2687).

College Scorecard:

Find the post-secondary program that is right for you with the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard

The College Scorecard allows students and families to compare all college options and determine the best program to fit their educational needs. Compare costs, graduation rates, post-college earnings and other metrics and make the decision that ensures your success.

Explore this resource here:

https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

FREE TUITION!

State Launches Michigan Reconnect Program Offering Free Tuition to Eligible Adults

The new Michigan Reconnect program provides eligible adults age 25 or older with the opportunity to earn a tuition-free associate degrees or skills certificates at their local, in-district community colleges or select private training schools.

The goal is to help people prepare for in-demand careers in manufacturing, construction, information technology, health care and business management. This program is directly aligned with Oakand80 program and its objective of having 80 percent of the adults in Oakland County obtain a post-secondary degree or credential by 2030.

Persons can submit a Michigan Reconnect application at
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 Locations

To learn more about Oakland80, as well as specific post-secondary degree and credentialed training programs, please contact your nearest Oakland County Michigan Works! office.


Novi

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Phone: 248-926-1820
Hours: 8am - 5pm
Address:
31186 Beck Road
Novi, MI 48377

Oak Park

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Phone: 248-691-8437
Hours: 8am - 5pm
Address:
​22180 Parklawn, Room 111
Oak Park, MI 48237

Pontiac

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Phone: 248-276-1777
Hours: 8am - 5pm
Address:
1850 North Perry
Pontiac, MI 48340

Southfield

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Phone: 248-796-4580
Hours: 8am - 5pm
Address:
21415 Civic Center Drive, Suite 116
Southfield, MI 48076

Troy

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Phone: 248-823-5101
Hours: 8am - 5pm
Address:
550 Stephenson Highway, Suite 400
Troy, MI 48083

Waterford

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Phone: 248-617-3600
Hours: 8am - 5pm
Address:
7500 Highland Road
Waterford, MI 48327

Questions? Contact: 888-559-4360