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Michigan Reconnect

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 four steps:

  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 North Central. If you’re already a North Central student, 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 NCMC's Federal School Code (002299) 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 NCMC. You must be in school at least half-time and stay enrolled continuously through graduation.

For more information about how to apply to North Central or any other questions, contact Corey Lansing, Director of Admission, at 231-439-6349.