Michigan Reconnect is a last dollar scholarship meaning…
Michigan Reconnect will pay tuition at the in-district rate and mandatory fees (i.e. general fee and activity fee). If you are awarded other scholarships that fund only tuition and fees, such as Michigan Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), those scholarships will be awarded first. Also, any Pell grant funds you are receiving will pay first towards your tuition and fee charges and either scholarship will fund any remaining tuition and fee charges. See example below.
|Student A||Student B|
|Tuition and fee charges:||$1,500||Tuition and fee charges:||$1,500|
|Pell grant:||$3,098||Pell grant:||$900|
|Remaining balance:||$0||Remaining balance:||$600|
Student A will not be using their Michigan Reconnect scholarship and Student B will use $600 of their Michigan Reconnect scholarship.
Remember, although you have received the scholarship, that some things like books and supplies, technology costs, childcare, and transportation expenses will not be covered and you should plan for that.