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Tennessee Reconnect provides a last-dollar scholarship for adults to earn an associate degree or technical certificate without having to pay tuition or mandatory fees.

To apply, Tennessee residents should complete the application at, apply to a local community college or eligible institution, file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and enroll in a degree or certificate program at least part-time.

To be eligible, an individual must have lived in Tennessee at least one year, not already hold an associate or bachelor's degree, and be determined as an independent student on the FAFSA.

For more information about your options for further education or training, contact your local American Job Center! You can also send us a contact form on our "Contact Us" to get more help.

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