Talk to a TN Reconnect Community Advisor
If you don’t know where you want to complete a degree, or you need some additional help in navigating your options, assistance filling out forms, and getting access to tools to help you manage your time as you attend college, you can talk to a TN Reconnect Advisor in your community. Find your advisor here.
Using the Reconnect Grant to Earn an Associate Degree
The Reconnect Grant can be used at Tennessee community colleges and some four-year institutions to pay for tuition while earning a two-year associate degree. A list of eligible institutions is HERE. This grant pays the remaining balance after other state financial aid and Pell Grants have been applied towards tuition and mandatory fees at the community college. At a four year institution, the Tennessee Reconnect Grant will not be last-dollar, meaning it will not cover all tuition and fees. The amount of funding you may receive will be based on the average amount of tuition and fees at a community college.
For eligibility requirements, check out Reconnect for an Associate Degree.
Using the Tennessee Reconnect Grant to Earn a Technical Certificate
The Reconnect Grant can be used at Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology to pay for tuition and mandatory fees. Read more about the TCATs here.
Use the Tennessee College Pays website to find information on financial aid available in Tennessee. The site includes links to scholarship applications and lists requirements. Visit Tennessee College Pays.
Call the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) help desk toll free at 1.800.342.1663 if you have questions.