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Free Tuition for Michigan Adults

Michigan Reconnect is a State of Michigan program offering free community college tuition to qualifying residents ages 25+. Learn more and see if you qualify here.

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SMC Guarantee

SMC now offers the SMC Guarantee, guaranteed scholarships of at least $600 to every new student that can be used to cover any remaining expenses not covered by Reconnect (fees, books, etc.). If you don't qualify for Reconnect, you can use it for regular tuition expenses. Learn more about the SMC Guarantee here.

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Programs in In-demand Fields

We can get you started in nearly any high-wage, high-demand career. You can even complete a four-year degree on our Dowagiac campus through our partnership with Ferris State University.

View all our degree and certificate programs here.

New Evening Programs

Evening class options help you keep a healthy balance between school, work and family responsibilities.

Learn more about the programs at the links below, then reach out to an advisor to learn about the evening format options.

Emergency Medical Technician

Health Information Technology


Nursing Assistant (CNA)




Low Tuition + Financial Aid

Tuition at SMC is a fraction of the cost of four-year schools. Financial aid makes it even more affordable. Learn more about costs here.


Two Convenient Locations

Southwestern Michigan College has campuses in Dowagiac and Niles, so you can take classes in a location close to you.*

*Programs offered vary by location.

The commons area on the Niles Campus

Other Features

Free Tutoring

Library (Dowagiac Campus)

Payment Plan Options

Free Computer/Technology Support

Free Fitness Center

Free Parking

MI Works! Offices on the Niles Campus

Students studying near the fire place on the Niles Campus

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Visual and Performing Arts

School of Business


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Come For A Visit

We love showing off our big, beautiful campus.

Schedule your own personal tour, a group visit (up to ten people), or learn more about campus at the link below.

Schedule a Tour

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Connect With Us

Follow us on social media for an inside scoop of life as an SMC Roadrunner.

Facebook: Southwestern Michigan College

Facebook: SMC Campus Life

Instagram: swmich

Twitter: swmich

YouTube: SWMichCollege


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