Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, TN Reconnect will cover 6 or more credit hours.

Yes, you must complete a FAFSA at and submit any required financial aid documents to the Financial Aid Office.

You can view any Financial Aid requirements you may need to submit by checking your mySouthwest student dashboard at

Complete the FAFSA by September 1 to be eligible for the Fall semester each year and by February 1 to be eligible for the Spring/Summer semester each calendar year.

No, Southwest Reconnect does not cover the cost of textbooks.

Yes, Southwest Reconnect will cover the tuition of the course(s) but does not cover the additional RODP fee.

No, only students who have been Tennessee residents for at least a year will be eligible.

In order to determine your eligibility, official transcripts from previous institutions must be received. If you owe a debt to a previous institution(s), and it is preventing you from obtaining your official transcripts, you must resolve your debt at that institution(s) for release of your official transcripts.

You would not be eligible for TN Reconnect if you are in default status. However, you can contact the Department of Education at 1-800-621-3115 to get information about options which could clear the default status from your record. Once you are cleared you could be eligible.

Yes. Adult students currently enrolled at Southwest and meet all criteria for Reconnect Now will be eligible to receive the last-dollar scholarship. You will need to complete the FAFSA by the deadline.


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Contact Us

  • Recruitment Office
  • 901-333-4399
  • Financial Aid Office
  •  901-333-5960