Labor School and Advanced Academy Registration

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Wayne State University (WSU) has been educating workers, union leaders and community activists for over fifty years. WSU's online Labor School and Labor Academy offers flexibility for working adults and is accessible 24 hours every day. The Labor School and Labor Academy are highly valued for its learning and teaching.

Scholarship Assistance: We understand that many people are facing financial hardships and we do not want that to be a barrier to labor education. Therefore, Wayne State University would like to offer scholarship assistance. Scholarship recipients will pay $25 per course, 90% off the cost of Labor School and Advanced Academy courses. There are a limited number of scholarships available.

Go to section A to register for Labor School, and section B to register for the Advanced Academy.


Payment for your online labor course(s) must be received before you are allowed access to the course(s) and its curriculum.

A. 2023-2024 Online Labor School Courses

Fall 2023 Labor School Courses

The Labor School certificate program consists of 10 non-credit, 5-week, labor relations and liberal arts courses that are offered online.

Choose Your Fall 2023 classes from the lists below

Winter 2024 Labor School Courses

Choose Your Winter 2024 courses from the list below


B. 2023-2024 Online Advanced Labor Leadership Academy

The Advanced Labor Leadership Academy consists of five online courses, each are 5-weeks in length. The pre-requisite for admission to the Labor Academy is the successful completion of the Labor School. Consideration of admission to the Labor Academy may be given for extensive labor leadership and field experience.

Fall 2023-Advanced Labor Academy Courses, Choose Your Fall 2023 Classes From Below;
Winter 2024-Advanced Labor Leadership Academy Online Courses, Choose Your Winter 2024 Classes From Below;



Tuition Payments and Vouchers

Labor School and Labor Academy courses are $250 each. Tuition includes any materials. Many students receive tuition assistance from their union or employer. Please find out if your union or employer will pay for your classes.
Labor School and Labor Academy courses are approved through UAW-Ford, UAW-GM, UAW-Stellantis, and the United Steel Workers-US Steel tuition assistance programs.

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Scholarships Available

There are a limited number of scholarships available, based on need, through the Labor School's scholarship program. Scholarships will pay up to 90% of the course fee. Once granted a scholarship it may cover all your classes for Please see the link below to apply for a scholarship. A limited number of scholarships are available each year, therefore you are encouraged to apply early.

Labor School Scholarship: