Reconnect Today. Tuition-free.

Tennessee Reconnect is a last-dollar grant for adults to earn an associate degree or technical certificate, tuition-free.

Apply today! Complete the following steps to Reconnect:

Step 1: Complete the Tennessee Reconnect Grant application

ATTENTION: Mobile devices and Macs are not fully supported. To create an account and/or submit an online application, use a laptop or desktop computer with Internet Explorer (Version 6 minimum).

  • Create a login on the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) portal here
  • Once you have created an account, Select “Apply for Scholarships” on the TSAC portal, and then choose “Tennessee Reconnect.”
  • Complete the application and submit it. 
  • Your personalized Reconnect Success Plan will be generated. Make sure you review it and print it out or save it to your computer.

Step 2: Apply to your local community college or eligible Tennessee Reconnect institution

  • For a complete list of eligible institutions, click here.

Step 3: File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) here 

  • Contact your local community college, Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) or Reconnect Navigator if you need assistance with the FAFSA.

Step 4: Enroll in a degree or a certificate program at least part-time and launch your future.


For more information about eligibility requirements and institutions you can attend using the Tennessee Reconnect grant, click here.