Sometimes life gets in the way of a dream. Work, kids, military, money, health issues – sometimes all of the above. But it’s never too late to complete your degree.
The Michigan Reconnect program pays the remaining balance of in-district tuition and mandatory fees after other state and federal financial aid have been applied. Students who attend out-of-district community colleges will receive a large tuition discount. It’s designed specifically for eligible adults who want to start – or finish – an associate degree or skills certificate.
For general information about eligibility, Applying for Michigan Reconnect, Applying for College, Funding and Costs and Scholarship renewal, read the Michigan Reconnect FAQ.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
In order to be eligible for Michigan Reconnect, adults must meet the following criteria:
-Age 25 or older
-High School graduate or equivalent
-Michigan resident for at least one year
-Not yet completed a college degree (Associate or Bachelor’s)
Michigan Reconnect pays the remaining balance of tuition and mandatory fees after other state and federal financial aid have been applied.
NOTE: There may be expenses not covered to consider. For example, some classes/courses may have course fees associated that are not covered by the Reconnect scholarship. Visit Calculating Your Costs to learn more.
HOW TO APPLY
To receive the Reconnect scholarship, you must complete:
1. Apply online for Michigan Reconnect. The application takes less than five minutes to complete and can be done on a mobile phone!
2. Apply to KBOCC. If you’re already a KBOCC, this step is completed. If you’re not, remember your tuition is free if you are an in-district student. Michigan Reconnect only pays part of the tuition if you are an out-of-district student.
3. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is essential to receiving most types of aid for your college education, including Michigan Reconnect. List KBOCC’s Federal School Code (041647) on your FAFSA application.
4. Enroll in an eligible program and start classes. Be sure to have an official High School or GED Transcript sent to KBOCC. You must be in school at least half-time and stay enrolled continuously through graduation.
WHO TO CONTACT
For more information on applying to KBOCC, contact Admissions at email@example.com or call 906-524-8105.
Financial Aid Office For more information about the scholarship portion of this program, please contact the Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 906-524-8109.