Michigan Reconnect

If you’re thinking about starting, continuing, or returning to your college education...

Now is the time. Mid is the place. Michigan Reconnect is the way.

Michigan Reconnect is a new scholarship program for eligible adults over 25 years old who want to pursue an associate degree or skills certificate at a Michigan community college or training school. This is your chance to take the next step toward a #BolderBrighterBetter future.

Build a #BolderBrighterBetter future at Mid with Michigan Reconnect

If you’ve been thinking about beginning your college education or going back to school to pursue your associate degree or a skills certificate, now is the time! Michigan Reconnect is also available to current Mid students who qualify!

And Mid is the place! Our teams are ready to help you apply for Reconnect, apply to Mid, and register for courses. You'll have a team of individuals supporting you every step of the way.

Michigan Reconnect is the way and provides free tuition at your in-district community college* to earn an associate degree or Pell-eligible skill certificate.

*Michigan Reconnect pays the remaining balance of in-district tuition and mandatory fees after other state and federal financial aid awards have been applied. Students who attend out-district community colleges will need to pay the difference between in and out district tuition, but will still receive a large tuition discount.

Many Michiganders are eligible for Reconnect! Check out the approximate number of eligible individuals per county below.
  • Clare 19,150 | Gladwin 15,712 | Isabella 24,109 | Gratiot 21,652 | Mecosta 18,062

Take these NEXT STEPS & get started today!

#1 Apply to Mid
  • Complete our simple, FREE online application.
#2 Apply for Michigan Reconnect
  • Complete the Reconnect application online starting February 2, 2021.
#3 Complete the FAFSA
  • The FAFSA is essential to receiving the most types of financial aid for your college education, including Futures. Be sure to list Mid's school code 006768 on your FAFSA.
#4 Connect with your Mid Mentor
  • Your Mid Mentor is ready and waiting to be your personal guide throughout your time at Mid.
#5 Register for Courses
  • You must be in school at least half time and stay enrolled continuously through graduation to maintain your Reconnect eligibility.

What is Michigan Reconnect?

Reconnect will ensure that when you get your semester bill from the community college, the following items will be free to you

  • In-district tuition - Free
  • Mandatory fees (fees charged to all students per semester or per hour) - Free
  • Contact hours (extra charges for certain courses and programs) - Free

Reconnect is a last-dollar program, which means that any Pell grant funds you receive are applied to your tuition and fees bill first, with Reconnect paying what’s not covered by Pell. If you don’t qualify for a Pell grant, Reconnect will pay the full cost of tuition, mandatory fees, and contact hours.

Learn more about what costs Reconnect covers.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for tuition-free community college, you must

  • Be at least 25 years old when you apply
  • Be a Michigan resident for at least 1 year (US citizen or eligible noncitizen)
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (ex: GED)
  • Have not yet earned an associate or bachelor's degree

Cost Examples

Michigan Reconnect pays the remaining balance of in-district tuition and mandatory fees after other state and federal financial aid awards have been applied. Students who attend out-district community colleges will need to pay the difference between in and out district tuition.

Reconnect is a last-dollar program, which means that any Pell grant funds you receive are applied to your tuition and fees bill first, with Reconnect paying what’s not covered by Pell. If you don’t qualify for a Pell grant, Reconnect will pay the full cost of tuition, mandatory fees, and contact hours.

Adult Learners at Mid

Today matters. And today, you can start changing your life.

It’s never too late to begin something new. Mid Michigan College welcomes students of all ages, and we're ready to help you every step of the way.

Discover all the ways Mid supports students just like you.

Beth Binder - Admissions Representative

Beth Binder

Admissions Representative
Mt. Pleasant Campus

Email bmbinder@midmich.edu

Phone (989) 386-6622 x159
Text (989) 444-5695

Click Here to schedule an appointment!

Chris Pellerito - Admissions Representative

Chris Pellerito

Admissions

Harrison Campus

Email cpellerito@midmich.edu

Phone (989) 386-6660
Text (989) 418-4578

Click Here to schedule an appointment!

Questions?

Contact Admissions at (989) 386-6661, admissions@midmich.edu, or complete our simple, quick online form.


You can do it. Michigan Reconnect
The links below will provide you with basic guidelines, contact information, and details about learning and service options at Mid.

Get started!

You're ready, don't delay your future. Mid is offering a wide-array of courses and many of our programs and credentials can largely be completed online. And with several delivery methods, Mid's courses provide you with an engaging, dynamic learning experience using the latest technology and resources.

Connect with us remotely!

For help with financial aid, academic advising, registration, and online learning you can now meet with us on-campus or remotely using the latest real-time virtual technologies. Plus, a live chat is now available throughout the website in the lower right-hand corner that allows you to connect with knowledgeable team members who are ready to help. Use the links below to contact specific team members and schedule online appointments.

We've got your back!

At Mid, we aren't just focused on your academic achievements, we see you for the complete individual that you are--with family, friends, responsibilities, challenges, and achievements. We're here to support you, cheer you on, and connect you to local resources that may be of assistance. We encourage you to stay in touch, communicate your concerns, and share our belief that a brighter future is on the horizon.

 
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