Michigan Reconnect

You may qualify for free college

What is Michigan Reconnect

Michigan Reconnect is a scholarship program that pays for you to attend your local community college, tuition-free for in county and reduced tuition for out of county residents. You can use the scholarship to complete an associate degree or a certificate program. To be eligible, you must:


  • Be at least 21 years old when you apply
  • Have lived in Michigan for a year or more
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have not yet completed a college degree (associate or bachelor’s)

It's Never Too Late

An education beyond high school opens the door to many new personal and career opportunities, including higher wages. Michigan Reconnect can help you get there—may be even tuition-free. 


more per year in earnings with a two-year degree


of Michigan jobs will require education beyond high school

Reconnect is a last-dollar program, which means that any Pell grant or similar funds you receive are applied to your tuition and fees bill first, with Reconnect paying what’s not covered by Pell.  If you don’t qualify for a Pell grant, Reconnect will pay the full cost of tuition, mandatory fees, and contact hours, or the tuition difference from Delta County in-district tuition for out of district applicants. Mandatory fees (fees charged to all students per semester or per hour) and contact hours (extra charges for certain courses and programs are also free.

Career Pathways

Bay College will help you explore a career pathway that works for you! Together, we’ll help you connect courses, skills and credentials. Get on a fast track career today - complete a welding certificate in 9 months, become a Licensed Practical Nurse in less than one year, start as a high demand water or network security techician in 9 months and more.  The options are limitless.

The Support You Need to Succeed

Bay College provides an active, collaborative and supportive learning environment which encourages the development of independent learners and promotes both academic and personal success of our students.

Flexible Learning Options

No matter your place, Bay College provides the flexibility to meet your educational needs. Fast track career certificates, trades training, industry certifications, degrees, transfer programs, hundreds of online courses and two campus locations.

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