Lansing Community College

Achieve a College Degree or Certificate

Now is the time to enroll at a community college to achieve an associate degree or certificate to advance your education and career. The MI Reconnect Program will provide tuition assistance for Michigan Residents over the age of 25 to return to school; students can apply for Michigan Reconnect today.

 

LCC Tuition-Free* for In-District Residents

The State of Michigan will offer in-district residents 25 years of age or older without a college degree an opportunity to attend community college tuition-free*. To qualify for free tuition* applicants must qualify for in-district tuition at Lansing Community College (LCC), have been a Michigan resident for more than one year, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and apply to LCC.

*The student will still be responsible for course fees and books.

Reduced Tuition at LCC for Out-of-District Residents

Michigan residents over the age of 25 without a college degree can attend LCC at a reduced tuition cost. The MI Reconnect program will pay for tuition at the in-district rate; the student is responsible for the remaining tuition balance (difference between in-district and out-of-district rate), course fees and books. To qualify, applicants must have been a Michigan resident for more than one year, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and apply to LCC.

 

  • New Students

    Once you apply, you will have an LCC student account and email; be sure to check your LCC email weekly for important communications from the LCC Financial Aid Office.

    Current & Returning LCC Students

    If you are already enrolled in LCC classes, you are a current student. Complete the checklist below to apply for the MI Reconnect Program:

    Special Note for Returning LCC Students
    • If your student account/email is locked, call the LCC Help Desk for assistance at 517-483-5221 or email lcc1@lcc.edu.
    • If you have an outstanding balance from taking classes in the past, you may qualify to have the balance forgiven. Contact the LCC Student Finance Office to learn more.
    • Complete the MI Reconnect Application
    • Complete the FAFSA (LCC School Code: 002278)
      • If attending LCC during the fall 2021 through summer 2022 semester, complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA
      • If attending LCC during the fall 2022 through summer 2023 semester, complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA
    • Apply to Lansing Community College and complete admissions steps
    • Be a Michigan resident
      • Applicant must have maintained continuous Michigan residency for at least the preceding year.
    • Be 25 years of age or older at the time of application
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
    • Meet federal financial aid eligibility requirements (except for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)).
    • Applicant may be in default on a federal loan or owe a Title IV overpayment and still be considered for Reconnect
    • Have a high school diploma, certificate of completion, or earned a high school equivalency certificate
    • Have not previously earned an associate or baccalaureate degree
    • Enroll in at least 6 credits toward a financial aid eligible degree or certificate program
      • An aid eligible program is any program which grants an associate degree and any certificate program of at least 16 credits in length
    • Begin classes within 12 months from the date the application was approved by the State of Michigan
  • For renewal of their scholarship, a Reconnect participant must:

    • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually for each academic year. Academic years begin with fall semester and end with summer semester. You must submit a renewal FAFSA prior to the beginning of each academic year that you intend to enroll.
    • Maintain Michigan residency.
    • Maintain continuous enrollment in a financial aid eligible program as at least a half-time student (minimum of six credits that count toward the program of study). Continuous enrollment means enrolled in at least 2 semesters during each 12-month period, which begins at the start of the student's first semester as a MI Reconnect scholarship participant unless a leave of absence is granted.
    • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in the courses taken toward the program of study while MI Reconnect participants. Grades earned prior to the student’s participation in MI Reconnect and courses taken that are not part of the program of study are not considered.

    Note: Student's 12 month period begins with their first semester as an MI Reconnect participant.  Students are a participant if they received an MI Reconnect award or if they met all eligibility requirements but did not receive an MI Reconnect award due to other resources covering their in-district tuition and mandatory fees.  Example: Students who began in Spring 2021 will be monitored for GPA, credits earned and semesters of attendance at the end of Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023 and Fall 2024.

 

 

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Contact Us

LCC MI Reconnect Team

For questions or assistance with the MI Reconnect Program as it relates to Lansing Community College, please contact our LCC MI Reconnect Team!

Phone: 517 483-1200 option 7
Email: MichiganReconnect@lcc.edu