TN Reconnect Continuing Eligibilty
- A student receiving the Tennessee Reconnect Grant at APSU must be enrolled in an associate’s
degree program. Declaring a bachelors program upon initial enrollment will result in the permanent
cancellation of the grant. Students cannot seek both Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees
- Must have a valid FAFSA dependency status of Independent.
- Maintain continuous enrollment at a minimum part-time status (6 credit hours) at an
eligible postsecondary institution unless granted a medical or personal leave of absence.
- 3000 and 4000 level courses may count towards the part-time eligibility requirement
if the courses fulfill elective requirements for a student’s Associates.
- If a student’s electives are met, 3000 and 4000 level courses do not count towards
Reconnect Grant enrollment and are not eligible for payment under the program.
- Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0, as determined by the eligible
postsecondary institution, at the end of each academic year.
- Comply with United States Selective Service System requirements for registration,
if such requirements are applicable to the student.
- Be in compliance with federal drug-free rules and laws for receiving financial assistance.
- Not be in default on a federal Title IV educational loan or Tennessee educational
- Must not owe a refund on a federal Title IV student financial aid program or a Tennessee
student financial aid program.
- Must not be incarcerated.
- Students who are eligible for the Tennessee Reconnect Grant but are not awarded funds
due to receiving gift aid in excess of the average community college tuition and fees
rate must continue to meet all grant requirements. Failure to do so will result in
permanent cancellation of the grant.