What is the Tennessee Reconnect Grant?

The Tennessee Reconnect Grant is a last-dollar grant that pays the remaining balance of tuition and mandatory fees after other state and federal financial aid have been applied.

The Tennessee Reconnect Grant is available for eligible adults who want to pursue associate degrees, technical degrees, or technical diplomas at a Tennessee community college or technical college.

The Tennessee Reconnect Grant can also be used at an eligible public or private college or university towards an eligible associate degree, but it is not a last-dollar grant.

Reconnect at a TCAT

The TCAT Reconnect Grant can help you pay towards a diploma or certificate at a Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCATs). TCATs are located throughout the state of Tennessee, and provide a wide range of technical and occupational training programs, providing quality technical education to connect students with high quality careers.

Reconnect for an Associate Degree

The Reconnect Grant may also be used at Tennessee community colleges and some four-year institutions to pay for tuition while earning a two-year associate degree. 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.

Find a Reconnect eligible college or university.

Talk to a Tennessee Reconnect Navigator

Tennessee Reconnect services are available to all adult students, whether they are eligible for the Reconnect Grant or not. We are here to help you get to and through college! To access the services of a Reconnect Navigator, find your local Navigate Reconnect Region.

Apply for the Tennessee Reconnect Grant.