Costs Reconnect Covers
Reconnect will ensure that when you get your semester bill from the community college, the following items will be free to you:
Reconnect is a last-dollar program, which means that any Pell grant funds you receive are applied to your tuition and fees bill first, with Reconnect paying what’s not covered by Pell. If you don’t qualify for a Pell grant, Reconnect will pay the full cost of tuition, mandatory fees, and contact hours.
Costs Reconnect Does Not Cover
Even as a Reconnect student, you will be responsible for the following items.
When applying to a college, ask them to estimate these costs that are not covered by Reconnect to avoid any surprises when you receive your first bill.
While Reconnect makes tuition affordable, going back to school still has other costs. Here are some of the additional costs you should plan for:
To help you estimate these costs, each community college offers a “net price calculator” on their website. Check List of Colleges to find your local community college website. These calculators estimate the costs for housing, books and supplies, and personal expenses such as transportation. These estimates are based on full-time enrollment. If you are planning to enroll part time, remember that the costs will be half of what the calculator estimates.