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Tennessee Reconnect

Tennessee Reconnect is an initiative to help more of our state's adults enter higher education to gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential.

RSVP for D2L Workshops

Tuesday, August 13, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 15, 5:30 p.m.

Complete the TN Reconnect Grant Application

Admissions and Enrollment Steps

The steps in the Reconnect processs
  1. Apply to Motlow
  2. Apply for financial aid
    FAFSA Completion Deadlines:
    • FALL 2019- September 1
    • SPRING 2020- February 1
    • SUMMER 2020- May 1
  3. Submit TN Reconnect application
  4. Submit immunization form
  5. Submit transcripts
  6. Submit proof of U.S. Citizenship
  7. Sign up for ACCUPLACER
  8. Sign up for orientation
  9. Meet with a completion coach or advisor to register for classes in MyMotlow

What fees does TN Reconnect cover?

Eligibility Requirements

  • Not have previously earned an associate or baccalaureate degree
  • Have been a Tennessee resident for at least one year preceding the date of application for the grant
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year and be deemed an Independent student
  • Be admitted to Motlow and enrolled part-time (6 HRS) in courses leading to completion of an eligible program of study
  • Submit the TN Reconnect Application

Continued Eligibility Requirements

  • Enroll in classes at Motlow that lead to completion of an eligible program of study
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 at the end of each academic year as determined by the institution attended
  • Maintain continuous enrollment at Motlow
  • Complete the renewal FAFSA each academic year as specified by TSAC
  • Attend Motlow at least as a part-time (6 HRS) student
  • Submit the TN Reconnect Application each year

If a student ceases to be eligible for the TN Reconnect grant at any time, then the student shall not be eligible to regain the grant.

Tennessee Reconnect Community

Tennessee Reconnect Community Advisors are a single point of contact that can help you navigate the path to college. They provide free advising, career exploration tools, assistance in understanding financial aid and college costs, and they can help you select a college and a major that fits your interests and career goals. Once you've enrolled in college they will continue to support, guide and encourage you until you graduate.

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Counties served: Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, Wilson

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Counties served: Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Hickman, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lewis, Marshall, Moore, Perry

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Counties served: Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, VanBuren, Warren ,White