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About Michigan Reconnect

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About Michigan Reconnect

Michigan Reconnect (Reconnect) is a last-dollar scholarship program that pays for you to attend your in-district community college tuition-free or offers a large tuition discount if you attend an out-of-district community college.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old when you apply
  • Have lived in Michigan for a year or more
  • Have a high school diploma, high school equivalency (GED), or certificate of completion
  • Have not yet completed a college degree (associate or bachelor's)

If you do not have a high school diploma or equivalent, visit to get started. 

To participate in the Reconnect scholarship, you must complete four steps:

  • Apply online for Michigan Reconnect. The application takes less than five minutes to complete and can be done on a mobile phone. If you are having difficulties on your mobile device, it is recommended to use a different browser or computer. 
  • Apply to a Michigan public community college. All public community colleges, including tribal colleges, in Michigan qualify. If you're already enrolled at a public community college this step is completed.  If you're not, remember your tuition is free at an in-district community college, but that Reconnect only pays part of the tuition if you attend an out-of-district community college. See What costs does Reconnect cover?
  • Submit your FAFSA. This is free financial aid provided by the federal government.
  • Enroll in an eligible program and start classes. You can enroll in any Pell-eligible skill certificate or associate degree program.

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If you’re interested in pursuing a career training program instead, you can receive up to $1,500 towards tuition costs for eligible career training programs here in Michigan with the Short-Term Training Program