For Parents and Family

As a parent, family member or guardian of a current or prospective student at HFC, you may have questions. HFC offers students:


  • HFC is located near several major freeways, including the Southfield Freeway, I-94, and I-96, all of which are minutes away from the main campus. Students can park FREE in any of the 10 large student parking lots on the main campus, located on Evergreen Road and south of Ford Road.
  • A bus stop serving both SMART and DDOT routes is in front of the main campus.
  • HFC's flexible course schedules include classes during the day, evenings, weekends, online and include semesters lasting 8, 12 or 16 weeks.


A variety of financial aid packages are available to qualified students. To apply for financial aid, all students need to do is fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

HFC has an EZ Pay Program for students who are paying tuition out of pocket. Check out the EZ Pay Program details and EZ Pay Calculator on the Cashiers Office web-page.

We can help students find a way to meet their educational goals.

Tuition-Freeze Guarantee

Today's tuition rates will be frozen for students who graduate from HFC within four years. Any tuition increases will be refunded upon graduation (upon application for a refund). Learn more.

100s of Programs and Areas of Study

Students can choose from more than 100 programs and areas of study. They can earn certificates, associate degrees and/or complete part of their requirements for a bachelor’s degree close to home.

Parents and students can also request more information here or call the Welcome Center at 1-800-585-HFCC.

Dedicated Instructors

Of the HFC faculty, 96 percent have a master's degree or higher. Students and alumni say excellent instruction and personal attention is why they attend/have attended HFC.

A Great Campus

Granted, HFC is a commuter college. But HFC also provides an amazing range of extracurricular activities and is located in Dearborn, a culturally diverse and exciting city, which has also been designated a "Cool City" by the state of Michigan. Check out all that the campus and the surrounding community has to offer.

A Diverse Student Body

At HFC, students get to meet and interact with students from many diverse backgrounds. As of the fall of 2009, students from more than 65 countries were enrolled at HFC.


HFC has been continuously accredited since 1949. HFC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which is a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS). HFC is also accredited by the Michigan Commission on College Accreditation (MCCA).

Housing Information

Many apartment and housing options are available for students near HFC.

Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation is designed for family members of new HFC students. The transition to college can be challenging for students, as well as their family members. Parent Orientation will provide family members of new students with important information on how they can support their students and assist them through a successful college experience. Learn more and register now for Parent Orientation.