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When can I start classes?

Once you submit your scholarship application, your next steps are to:

  • Apply to and be admitted to a Michigan public community college
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. If we have one on file for you already, you can skip this step.
  • Enroll in a Pell-eligible skill certificate or an associate degree.

If you do not start school within one (1) year of your scholarship application being accepted, you may need to reactivate your Reconnect scholarship application.

To reactivate your Reconnect scholarship application, you'll need to have a current-year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file in the MiSSG Student Portal. If you're not sure which FAFSA is considered a 'current-year' FAFSA,  check out What FAFSA Do I Complete?

Important: If you are 21-24 years old, you may qualify for the Michigan Reconnect Age Expansion program. To participate in the Michigan Reconnect Age Expansion program, you must complete the above requirements by the Fall 2024 semester.