Return to Learn
What is Return to Learn?
The UM-Flint Return to Learn Center is a one-stop shop for individuals thinking of returning to college. Get admissions, academic advising and financial aid information, anxiety-free!
- Develop a personalized plan and build on the education and skills you already have.
- Get qualified for the hot job markets -- information services, human and social services, and health care.
Would you come back to school if you could do it online?
Looking for something completely new?
Health care management is HOT.
Do you have math and science skills?
High schools are screaming for math and science teachers.
Have you worked in social services or human relations?
Expand your horizons with a degree in social work or human resources, or return for an additional minor or certificate in substance abuse.
Do you already have an undergraduate degree?
In as little as a year, you may be able to get a teaching certificate.
Are you soon to be displaced, or simply tired of the uncertainty in the automotive industry?
Take our business management program and start your own business.
Did you know the dot com cycle is on the upswing?
Get a computer science degree and take advantage of the timing!
Have other ideas in mind? CALL US!
Whatever your situation, we're committed to helping you develop an education and career plan that suits you.
The Return to Learn Scholarship program awards one-time scholarships to students who have left the educational environment for at least one year and are interested in the opportunity to continue learning. Scholarships are awarded in the first semester in which the student re-enters college; depending on availability of funds, awards are $100 per credit hour up to $1,000 in total.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there money available to me for my education?
Yes. There are numerous financial aid sources available from the state, your company, union, and school that can greatly reduce the cost of your education. You may also apply for the University of Michigan-Flint, Return to Learn Scholarship, which awards up to $1,000 your first semester here.
Can I build on my previous coursework?
Yes. In most cases, class credits transfer easily from one institution to another and do not expire, even after years between classes.
Is there any flexibility in scheduling?
Absolutely! We offer evening courses, mixed-mode (part on campus, part online), and fully online courses.
What is "Return to Learn" and why now?
As much as we'd like to take credit for the idea, the "Return to Learn" program actually emerged from Lt. Governor John Cherry (UM-Flint MPA ’84) and his bi-partisan commission on higher education in Michigan. The Cherry Commission's goal is to re-enroll as many adults as possible from the 1.5 million working-age Michigan adults who have experienced some college, but have no degree or credential. In addition to the personal benefits of higher education for individuals and their families, completing their education will be critical to the state's ability to attract information- and technology-based industries and jobs to Michigan in the years ahead.