For Parents and Family

As a parent, family member or guardian of a current or prospective student at Henry Ford College (HFC) you may have many questions. Henry Ford College offers your student:


  • We're near several major freeways, on Evergreen Road south of Ford Road. Students can park FREE in any of ten large student parking lots.
  • A bus stop serving both SMART and DDOT routes is in front of the campus on Evergreen Road.
  • HFC's flexible course schedules include classes during the day, evenings, weekends, online, and in semesters lasting 8, 12 or 16 weeks.


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

HFC has an EZPay Program for students who are paying tuition out of pocket. Check out the "EZPay Program" details and "EZPay Calculator" on the Cashiers Office Webpage.

We can help your student find a way to meet his or her 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

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

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

Dedicated Instructors

Ninety-six percent of our faculty have a Master's degree or higher. Our students and alumni say excellent instruction and personal attention is why they attend HFC.

A Great Campus

Sure, we're a commuter college. But HFC also provides an amazing range of extracurricular activities. And we're located in culturally diverse and exciting Dearborn, which has 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 Henry Ford Community College your student gets to meet and interact with students from many backgrounds. In the fall of 2009, students from more than 65 countries were enrolled at HFC.


HFC has been continuously accredited since 1949. We're accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. HFC is also accredited by the Michigan Commission on College Accreditation.

Housing Information

Many apartment and housing options are available near the college.

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.