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 brighter future.

Build a brighter 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.

NEW! Don't miss our Reconnect Rally!

INFO NIGHTS - CAMPUS TOURS - FREE SWAG

This week-long event in July is focused on helping Reconnect students take advantage of all available benefits and get started at Mid.

RSVP for the Reconnect Rally today!

We'll send you event details as they become available!

You can do it. Michigan Reconnect

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.
#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.

Chris Pellerito - Admissions Representative

Chris Pellerito

Admissions Representative

Harrison Campus

Email cpellerito@midmich.edu

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

Click Here to schedule an appointment!

Ryan Donley

Ryan Donley

Admissions Representative
Mt. Pleasant Campus

Email rmdonley@midmich.edu

Phone (989) 386-6622 x628
Text (989) 444-5695

Click Here to schedule an appointment!

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.

Questions?

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


 
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