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
To be eligible for this grant, an adult learner must:
To receive and maintain this grant, an adult learner must:
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.
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: