Michigan Reconnect hits milestone; finances for college available

August 10, 2022

Have you been out of school for a while? Want to finish your degree but don’t know how? Michigan Reconnect may make it possible.

The State of Michigan recently hit a milestone of 100,000 applicants for Reconnect, while approximately 18,000 participants have returned to school. Jackson College has had 659 students qualify for the Reconnect program since its inception. This summer semester, 256 students are receiving support.

About Michigan Reconnect

Michigan Reconnect pays the cost of in-district tuition for eligible adults who want to pursue an associate degree or skills certificate at any of Michigan’s public community colleges, including its three tribal colleges. Eligible residents can attend community college tuition-free at a community college where they are considered in-district. For those who are not considered in-district by a community college, Michigan Reconnect will still cover up to the in-district portion of tuition.

To be eligible for Michigan Reconnect, a person must:

  • Be at least 25 years old when you apply
  • Have lived in Michigan for a year or more
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have not yet completed a college degree (associate or bachelor’s)

Learn more and get started at https://www.jccmi.edu/reconnect/.