What costs are not covered by the Michigan Reconnect program?
The program does not cover any of the following costs:
- Textbooks, supplies, or required equipment
- Class fees (vary by course)
However, through a new partnership with Oakland County Michigan Works, eligible residents may receive additional financial support to cover these expenses.
This support is made possible through the American Rescue Plan. Contact your nearest
Oakland County Michigan Works! office between 8 am - 5 pm, Monday-Friday, to learn
about your specific case.
I have a degree from another school. Am I eligible for the Reconnect Program?
Unfortunately, the program is only eligible to applicants who have not received a
I am an out-of-district student. Can I still enroll at Oakland Community College?
Yes, you can use your Reconnect scholarship at Oakland Community College. The Reconnect
scholarship will cover the cost of in-district tuition and fees. Out-of-district students will be responsible for the additional costs of
tuition and fees.
I received an email from Financial Aid stating I need to complete an SAP appeal. Do
I need to complete the SAP appeal?
Students participating in the Reconnect Program will not be required to complete the
SAP appeal to receive the Reconnect scholarship.
Do I have to complete a FAFSA application?
Everyone participating in the Reconnect Program is required to complete a FAFSA application.
My Reconnect scholarship is described as “restricted.” Why?
The Reconnect Scholarship is limited to the cost of in-district tuition and fees.
It cannot be used towards any other costs including books and supplies.
How will I know if the State of Michigan approved my application for the Michigan
Reconnect Scholarship Program?
After completing and submitting the application successfully, you will immediately
receive an automated on-screen response.
How will I know if I successfully submitted my Oakland Community College application
and was admitted to OCC?
First, you’ll receive a confirmation email stating your application has been received.
Within two business days, you will receive an email with your admissions letter and
student number in your personal email account.
How will I know if my FAFSA application was processed and the amount of my Reconnect/Financial
If no further information is needed for your financial aid, all students that have
successfully completed an application to the State of Michigan and an application
to Oakland Community College will receive emails in their OCC student email accounts within 7-10 days after successfully completing and submitting their
How can I check my Financial Award status if I have not yet activated my OCC student
Students may check their award status using Financial Aid’s Self-Service after logging
in to MyOCC, selecting students, and then Financial Aid Self-Service.