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TN Reconnect Grant

What is TN Reconnect?

The TN Reconnect Grant was established as an extension to Drive to 55, the Drive to get 55 percent of Tennesseans equipped with a college degree or certificate by the year 2025. At Austin Peay State University, TN Reconnect can be utilized by eligible Independent, Associate's-seeking students to cover a portion of their tuition and fees. 

What does TN Reconnect cover?

Although the TN Reconnect Grant is considered a last dollar award, it does not pay last dollar when utilized at a four-year institution. The grant covers the average state community college costs of tuition and mandatory fees not met by gift aid from the Pell Grant, TELS programs (including the Hope Lottery scholarship, Access Grant, etc.) or TSAA programs.

College Success Program participation

A student participating in the Tennessee Reconnect Grant program shall participate in a College Success Program. This program is completed annually as part of the application process. The annual requirement ensures update of success plan information and connects a student to available institution and Tennessee Reconnect Community resources.

Academic requirements

Other requirements

How to Apply for Reconnect

Must complete the TN Reconnect Grant application through TSAC and be determined eligible for the program. Please refer to TSAC's TN Reconnect application steps. (Note: it is best to apply for Admission as early as possible, as some other scholarships are first-come, first-served.)