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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Library (Dowagiac Campus)
Payment Plan Options
Free Computer/Technology Support
Free Fitness Center
MI Works! Offices on the Niles Campus
Visual and Performing Arts
School of Business