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 21 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 21 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 one year prior to the start of the semester, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and apply to LCC.

*The student will still be responsible for tuition and course fees not counting toward their program of study and books.

Reduced Tuition at LCC for Out-of-District Residents

Michigan residents over the age of 21 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 one year prior to the start of the semester, 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
    • Complete the MI Reconnect Application
    • Complete the FAFSA (LCC School Code: 002278)
      • If attending LCC during the fall 2023 through summer 2024 semester, complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA
      • If attending LCC during the fall 2024 through summer 2025 semester, complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA
    • Apply to Lansing Community College and complete admissions steps
    • Be a Michigan resident
      • Applicant must have maintained continuous Michigan residency for one year prior to the start of the semester.
    • Be 21 years of age or older at the time of application
    • 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 one credit 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
  • 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.
    • Beginning Fall 2023, continuous enrollment will no longer be a requirement.  Instead, students will be required to earn 12 credits per academic year in courses counting toward their program of study.
    • 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: A student's 12 month period begins each academic year. Students will be reviewed at the conclusion of each academic year. Students are a participant if they received a MI Reconnect award or if they met all eligibility requirements but did not receive a MI Reconnect award due to other resources covering their in-district tuition and mandatory fees.



Short-term Training Scholarships

The Michigan Reconnect Program, which provides reduced or free* tuition for community colleges, has expanded to include funding for short-term training programs offered through LCC’s Job Training Center. Eligible participants can benefit from one of these two new scholarship opportunities:

Michigan Reconnect Short-term Training Program Scholarship

Provides a one-time payment up to $1,500 towards eligible short-term training program tuition in 2024.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Age 21 or older
  • Michigan resident
  • Have obtained a high school diploma or GED
  • Have not yet obtained an associate or bachelor’s degree

Michigan Reconnect Short-Term Training Program

Michigan Achievement Skills Scholarship

Provides up to $2,000 per year (for a maximum of two years) for eligible career training program tuition in 2024 and beyond.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Michigan resident
  • Have obtained a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate in 2023 or after
  • Have not yet obtained an associate or bachelor’s degree



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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 1