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Now for ages 21 and up!

Eligible Michigan residents age 21 and older who don’t yet have a college degree may qualify for free tuition (for in-district students) or reduced tuition (for out-of-district students) to complete an associate degree or a skill certificate program at Kellogg Community College through the state’s Michigan Reconnect program.

Applicants Ages 21-24

Eligible students ages 21-24 must:

  • Be at least 21 years old when you apply
  • Apply by Nov. 15, 2024
  • Apply and enroll in a community or tribal college no later than the Fall 2024 semester
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • 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)

*Note: If the applicant is considered a dependent for federal student aid, the applicant’s parent/guardian must have been a Michigan resident for at least the immediately preceding year. 

Applicants Ages 25 & Up

Eligible students ages 25 and up 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)

How to Apply for Michigan Reconnect

Applicants must complete four steps to receive the Michigan Reconnect scholarship for use at KCC:

  1. Apply online for Michigan Reconnect. Click here to apply on the Michigan Reconnect website. The application takes less than five minutes to complete!
  2. Apply to KCC. To apply, fill out our free application online at kellogg.edu/apply or set up an appointment with an admissions rep via the form linked below. (Note: If you’re already a KCC student, this step is completed.)
  3. Submit your FAFSA. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for students seeking financial aid provided by the federal government. Visit kellogg.edu/fafsa for details or contact the KCC Financial Aid office at 269-965-4123 or finaid@kellogg.edu for assistance.
  4. Enroll in an eligible program and start classes. You must be in school taking at least one credit hour in your program of study to maintain eligibility.


Contact the KCC Financial Aid Office at 269-965-4123 or finaid@kellogg.edu for answers to questions about your Michigan Reconnect program eligibility.

Note: Students enrolling at and attending their local, in-district community college will be able to pursue their degree tuition-free, meaning they won’t have to pay for tuition, contact hours or mandatory fees out of pocket. Students who enroll in a community college outside of their district will need to pay the difference after the in-district tuition cost is subtracted. Michigan Reconnect is “last dollar,” meaning it pays after the Pell Grant and tuition-restricted awards toward a student’s eligible remaining costs.