Reconnect Today

What is Reconnect Today?

Reconnect Today

Reconnect Today is a last-dollar scholarship for adults available only at Southwest beginning in Fall 2017. With the scholarship, college tuition is free for qualified students who wish to earn an associate degree.

What does Reconnect Today Cover?

As a last-dollar scholarship, Reconnect Today will cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees that aren’t paid for through other state and federal financial aid. Reconnect Today won’t cover the costs of some fees, textbooks and other costs like travel or childcare.

Do You Qualify? Reconnect Today is for students:

  • with 30 plus credit hours and who have not yet earned a degree.
  • you’ve been a Tennessee resident since August 1, 2016.
  • you complete the FAFSA by August 1, 2017.
  • you are designated as an “independent” on the FAFSA. independent student - See information on the specifics of independent student.
  • who are seeking to return to college after a break in their college careers.
  • you attend and complete courses at least as a part-time student, beginning Fall 2017.

How Do I Get Started?

Attend “Reconnect Today”

Returning Student Orientation (RSO)
Bert Bornblum Library
Macon Cove Campus
August 8, 2017
5:30-7:30 p.m.

We look forward to helping you re-enroll at Southwest. If you want to get the ball rolling before coming to meet with us on August 8th, feel free to take the following steps:

  1. RSVP to our “Reconnect Today” event here.
  2. Please re-apply online and complete your re-admission application.
  3. Send in any transcripts to us from schools attended since leaving Southwest. Transcripts from other institutions should be mailed to:

    Southwest Tennessee Community College
    Admissions and Recruitment
    P.O. Box 780
    Memphis, TN 38101-0780
  4. Complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA online and use the Southwest school code: 010439.

These steps will allow us to prepare your degree audit prior to August 8th and will assist our professional advisors in helping you finalize your new course schedule for Fall 2017.

If you have any questions or cannot attend on August 8th, feel free to contact Admissions at 901-333-5924 for assistance, or send an email to to determine an alternative date to meet with our team. We look forward to helping you Reconnect Today!

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