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Apply Today for Michigan Reconnect

Congratulations on taking the first step toward earning your certificate or degree! Michigan Reconnect is a scholarship program that pays you to attend your in-district community college tuition free or pays up to the in-district rate if you attend a community college where you’re considered out-of-district.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be at least 25 years old when you apply
  • Have lived in Michigan for a year or more
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have not yet completed a college degree (associate or bachelor's)

If you do not have a high school diploma or equivalent, visit Michigan.gov/LearnMoreEarnMore 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 must be in school at least half time and stay enrolled continuously through graduation.

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