Welcome to Your Reconnect Application

Reconnect is a scholarship program that pays for all Michiganders who are 25 or older who don’t have a college degree to attend their local in-district community college tuition-free.
Let us walk you through the steps to complete the application.

Congratulations!

You have been accepted into the Reconnect scholarship program and are on your way toward a tuition-free journey at your local, in-district community college
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Please introduce yourself.

*Have you lived in Michigan for a year or longer?
*Have you earned a high school diploma or high school equivalency (including the GED)?
*Have you already earned an associate or bachelor’s degree?
Need help or have questions? Call the Customer Care Center at 888-447-2687 Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-4:45PM.

Tell us more about your goals.

Need help or have questions? Call the Customer Care Center at 888-447-2687 Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-4:45PM.

How can we contact you?


We will use this email address to share updates about your application and scholarship. Please provide an address you check regularly.
*Can we text you reminders and resources at this number?
Need help or have questions? Call the Customer Care Center at 888-447-2687 Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-4:45PM.

Tell us more about your plans and previous college experience.

As a Reconnect student, you will have access to a navigator to help you get started. These questions will help your navigator connect you with the best resources. These questions will not be used to determine if you are eligible for Reconnect.

Select N/A if you haven't previously started college.
*Have either of your parents earned an associate or bachelor’s degree?
Need help or have questions? Call the Customer Care Center at 888-447-2687 Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-4:45PM.

Create your Student Portal account.

After you apply, you will be able to view information about your scholarship in the Student Scholarships and Grants online portal. Please provide the following information to create an account. Remember to save the username and password as you will need these to log into your Student Portal account in the future.

You'll need this to access your Student Portal account.

You'll need this to access your Student Portal account.
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This image will appear every time you log in to ensure that you are using the official website (not a fraudulent site).
The next three questions will be used to understand who is applying to Reconnect and help us reach more people. Your responses will not be used to consider your application, and you may choose not to respond. Your responses will be kept private and secure.
Need help or have questions? Call the Customer Care Center at 888-447-2687 Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-4:45PM.

Please review and confirm the information you entered is correct.

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What is your first name?
What is your last name?
What is your date of birth?
Have you lived in Michigan for a year or longer?
Have you earned a high school diploma, certificate of completion, or high school equivalency (including the GED)?
Have you already earned an associate or bachelor’s degree?
Which community college do you plan to attend?
When do you plan to attend community college?
Do you plan to be a part-time or full-time student?
What do you plan to study?
What is your email address?
What is your cell phone number?
Can we text you reminders and resources at this number?
Have you ever enrolled at a community college?
If you started college in the past but had to stop before graduation, what was the biggest obstacle you faced?
Why did you decide to apply for Reconnect?
Have either of your parents earned an associate or bachelor’s degree?
Do you plan to work while you are taking classes?
Choose a username
Your Social Security Number
What is your Gender?
What is your Race?
What is your Zip Code?
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Need help or have questions? Call the Customer Care Center at 888-447-2687 Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-4:45PM.

If you are currently enrolled in a community college, you can use Reconnect to continue your education beginning the summer of 2021. Contact your academic advisor to let them know you have been accepted into the Reconnect scholarship.

If you are not currently enrolled in community college, you must follow these three steps:

  1. Apply to a Michigan community college and decide which associate degree or Pell-eligible occupational certificate program you want to enroll in.

  2. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for a federal Pell grant. You are still eligible for tuition assistance whether you receive the Pell grant or not, but you MUST complete a FAFSA. If you receive a Pell grant, those dollars will be applied to your student account first. For more information on how to complete a FAFSA application, go to Fafsa.ed.gov. Start on this right away, and contact the Federal Student Aid Customer Service line at 1-800-433-3243 if you are having any trouble.

  3. Enroll in your local community college and start your first six credits (or more) of coursework.

If you need help with any of the three steps outlined above, call the Customer Care Center at 888-447-2687.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Reconnect ONLY Covers In-District Tuition

Reconnect provides free tuition at an in-district community college - the college that is in the district where you live; if you do not live in the district of the college you attend, Reconnect covers the in-district portion of the tuition but the student must cover the additional out-of-district tuition cost.

To determine if you are an in-district student at a particular college, visit our List of Colleges page where you can find the contact information for each college and call the college. The college is prepared to help you submit your application, fill out a FAFSA, explore the programs the college offers, and set up an appointment with a Career Counselor at the college.