Looking for the Community College Reconnect Grant?

Community College Reconnect Grant

The Community College Reconnect Grant (CCRG) can help you pay towards a degree at one of Tennessee’s public community colleges.

Funding for the Grant is limited and you should check with your community college regarding the availability of funds

Who is eligible for this grant?

To be eligible for this grant, an adult learner must:

  • Be a Tennessee resident for at least one year leading up to the student’s grant application date
  • Meet the FAFSA definition of an independent student
  • Not have been enrolled in any postsecondary institution for at least one year
  • Have already earned 30 hours towards completing an associate degree
  • Be admitted to and enroll in a Tennessee public community college

To receive and maintain this grant, an adult learner must:

  • Enroll in at least nine (9) semester hours in the fall and spring semesters
  • Enroll in classes that lead to an Associate degree
  • Be able to earn the GPA required for graduation at the time of enrollment
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and satisfactory academic progress

How long will recipients receive this grant?

Recipients will receive the grant until they either (1) earn an associate degree, (2) complete the total number of semester hours necessary to complete the degree, or (3) fail to maintain continuous enrollment, a minimum 2.0 GPA or satisfactory academic progress.

How do I apply for this grant?

You do not have to complete a separate application for the CCRG. Rather, you will need to apply to the college you want to attend. The process for applying for the grant is handled by the community college.

For this, and any other aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This ensures that you will receive all the federal and state aid you will qualify for. The CCRG is a last dollar scholarship, so it funds the remaining tuition after gift aid is applied to your account. For purposes of the CCRG, gift aid is defined as the Federal Pell Grant, the Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA), and lottery-funded programs.*

*Students are financially responsible for books and supplies.

If you want to apply for the Grant: