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 begin classes with this program as early as the summer 2021 semester.

Summer 2021 semester
  • Registration opens March 29
  • Classes begin May 17
Fall 2021 semester
  • Registration opens May 10

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 live in-district for 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.

 

To qualify for the program, you must:

  • Complete the MI Reconnect Application
  • Complete FAFSA (LCC School Code: 002278)
    • To attend LCC during the summer 2021 semesters, complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA
    • To attend LCC during the fall 2021 or spring 2022 semester, complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA
  • Apply to Lansing Community College and complete admissions steps
  • Be a Michigan resident for at least 12 months
  • 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 and being in default on a federal loan)
  • 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
  • Begin classes within 12 months from the date the application was approved by the State of Michigan
  • Current 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:

  • Returning LCC Students

    If you have attended LCC in the past but have not recently taken classes, you are a returning student. Complete the checklist below to apply for the MI Reconnect Program:

    • Apply for the MI Reconnect Program through the State of Michigan
    • Complete your FAFSA Application (be sure to check your LCC email weekly for communications from the Financial Aid Office)
    • Schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor by calling 517-483-1904 or visit www.lcc.edu/advising for additional advising options.
    • 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.
    • Register for courses and sign-up for a payment plan. Call 517-483-1200, option 7 for support.
  • New Students

    If you have never taken classes at LCC before, you are a new student. Complete the checklist below to apply for the MI Reconnect Program:

    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.

 

 

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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