Guidelines to Qualify for TN Reconnect

To be eligible for this grant, an applicant must:

  • Be a Tennessee resident for at least one year leading up to the student’s FAFSA submission date
  • Complete the FAFSA and meet their definition of an independent student
  • Not have previously earned an associate or baccalaureate degree
  • Be admitted to and enroll in a Tennessee public community college at least part time (minimum 6 hours) in courses leading to a certificate or associate degree
  • Complete the application
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Not be in default on a student loan
  • Not have an outstanding balance of previously awarded financial aid to an institution
  • Not be incarcerated

To receive and maintain this grant, an adult learner must:

  • Enroll in at least six (6) semester hours in the fall and spring semesters
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Complete the renewal FAFSA each year
  • Continue to participate in the Reconnect Success Plan