Michigan Reconnect Offers Free Tuition for Those 25 and Up
Registration is now open for the Michigan Reconnect program.
The new Michigan Reconnect program is offering free college tuition to Michigan residents that are 25-year-old or older. Those residents can now apply for free tuition for in-district community college and earn an associate degree or Pell-eligible skill certificate or up to a $1,500 tuition scholarship at a private training school.
For those Michigan residents that plan on applying, keep this bit of information in mind. If you attend college in the district where you live, tuition is free, but if you attend college in a district where you don't live, Michigan Reconnect only pays the in-district part of the tuition and you will be responsible for the rest. All of Michigan's 28 public community colleges, including Mott, and the state's tribal colleges accept the Reconnect scholarship.
To apply for Michigan Reconnect, you need to fit the following criteria:
- Be at least 25 years old when you apply
- Have lived in Michigan for a year or more
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Have not yet completed a college degree (associate or bachelor's)
To receive the Reconnect scholarship, there are four steps you will need to complete.
- Apply online for Michigan Reconnect. It takes less than five minutes and can be completed on a mobile phone.
- Apply to community college.
- Submit your FAFSA. This is financial aid provided by the federal government.
- Enroll in an eligible program and start classes.
If you are thinking about heading back to school, click here for all the details on the Michigan Reconnect program.
Source: Michigan Reconnect