What is Michigan Reconnect?

Michigan Reconnect is a free tuition program for Michigan residents 25 years and older.

More specifically, Michigan Reconnect is a state scholarship that pays the remaining balance of in-district tuition and mandatory fees after other state and federal financial aid has been applied.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be at least 25 years old when you apply
  • Have been a Michigan resident for at least one year prior to application (U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen)
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (e.g., a GED)
  • Have not yet earned an associate or bachelor's degree

Not eligible for Michigan Reconnect? We will help you obtain financial aid to continue your educational journey!

How to apply.

Some more details on the program:

  • Recipients will need to resubmit their FAFSA each year.
  • Recipients will also need to enroll for at least six credit hours in one program of study, for at least two semesters during a 12-month period. They must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher while in the program.
  • The scholarship covers in-district rate and mandatory fees only. It does not cover the cost of books or allow for a student to be issued a refund.
  • Funds will be estimated until the semester starts.
  • Award Payout (Pell, TIP Reconnect): Both programs are last dollar.
  • 1st 12-months, the scholarship will cover the tuition.
  • 2nd semester & 2nd 12-month period and on, all withdrawn course costs after the "add/drop" period are to be covered by the student.
  • The duration of the scholarship is limited to four years or until the completion of recipients’ associate degree.

Let's Move Forward Together!

We know you’re ready to take the next step to completing your associate degree or professional certificate, and we’re here to help. We want to make this as easy as possible, so we have set up pre-enrollment sessions to get you started.

Not old enough for Michigan Reconnect?

Our Department of Financial Aid is here to help you apply for grants, scholarships, and loans to help you pay for college. Don’t forget to submit your application to become a student at Mott!

Ready to apply for Michigan Reconnect?