Michigan Works!

Contacts for Cost Estimates & MI Works Questions

Lindsay Young (Grand Rapids, Lansing and Muskegon)
(616) 451-4777
Fax (616) 451-4740
Email: [email protected]

Nicole Merritt (all other locations)
(231) 591-3969
Fax (231) 591-2127
Email: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions
You have questions. We understand that and have listed out some of the most frequently asked questions we hear. Follow to FAQ.

Important Links

Michigan Works!Link will open in a new window To find your local Michigan Works! office.

FAFSALink will open in a new window Free application for federal student aid.

Writing CenterLink will open in a new window Ferris' writing center services.

Michigan has been hit hard in this economic downturn but the good news is more people are being given the opportunity to return to school through the various programs offered by Michigan Works!. Ferris State University has worked hard to partner with Michigan Works and to make the transition back to school an easy one for students.

Advising Steps
Here we have outlined the steps to accessing Michigan Works! funds and applying them to your program costs. Follow to advising steps.

No Worker Left Behind
No Worker Left Behind (NWLB) is Governor Granholm’s vision for accelerating the transition of thousands of workers into good-paying jobs by providing up to two years worth of free tuition at any community college, university, or other approved training provider to gain the skills and credentials for new careers in high-demand occupations, emerging industries, or to start a business.

The program will expand on the job training and education services currently available to job seekers through Michigan Works! Service Centers. 

Trade Adjustment Assistance
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program is a federal entitlement program established under the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. The TAA program provides aid to workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. TAA offers a variety of benefits and re-employment services to assist unemployed workers in preparing for and obtaining suitable employment. Workers may be eligible for training, job search and relocation allowances, income support, and other re-employment services. To learn more, Workforce Development Agency.