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For a limited time only, those 21 to 24 are now eligible for Michigan Reconnect!

Earn your degree or certificate tuition-free at North Central. Time to apply is limited, but your future doesn’t have to be. Say hello to making more money, landing a better job, and pursuing your passion.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age and not more than 24 years of age.
  • Apply and enroll in a community or tribal college no later than fall semester 2024. 
  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • Have lived in Michigan for at least a year.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent or certificate of completion.
  • Have not yet completed a college degree.

This program is for a limited time only — don’t miss the deadlines to apply, enroll, and work toward your degree while it remains tuition-free! Reach out to our Financial Aid Office for additional information on applying your Reconnect Scholarship to your tuition bill.

Out-of-district tuition costs:

Reconnect only pays the in-district tuition for any of Michigan’s public community colleges. You will be responsible for covering the difference between the in-district and out-of-district tuition rates of the community college you plan to attend if you live out of the district and if you do not have other scholarships or awards to cover the difference.

What is Michigan Reconnect?

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.

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.

apply to Michigan Reconnect by Friday, Nov. 15, 2024!

Renee DeYoung

Questions about financial aid?

Renee DeYoung
Interim Director of Financial Aid
rdeyoung@ncmich.edu
231-348-6618

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