Why do I need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if Reconnect is tuition-free?
Reconnect is a last-dollar program. That means that any Pell Grant funds and other state tuition-restricted scholarships or awards you may qualify for are applied to your tuition and fees bill first, with Reconnect paying the remaining in-district tuition, mandatory fees, or contact hours not covered.
If you don't qualify for any federal or other state aid, Reconnect will cover the full cost of in-district tuition, mandatory fees, and contact hours, but you must still file a FAFSA.
Check out the "Funding and Costs" section of the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about what this scholarship covers and doesn't cover.