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As part of the phased reopening, our offices are now available on campus for a visit or call Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Important Information for Student Loan Borrowers

In response to the COVID-19 national emergency, President Trump announced that zero interest would accrue on student loans held by federal government agencies for at least 60 days beginning on March 13, 2020.

The CARES Act extended the interest reprieve and implemented an automatic forbearance until September 30, 2020, for any borrower with a student loan held by the Department. For more information, The Department of Education published frequently asked questions (FAQs) with responses for borrowers on its website.

CARES Act Emergency Assistance for Students

The 2020-2021 FAFSA is available at File your 2020-2021 FAFSA now for Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021.

The 2019-2020 Student Loan Information and Amount Acceptance Form is available in RaiderNet by clicking on Your Financial Aid and selecting 2019-2020 Student Loan Information and Amount Acceptance Form. The 2020-2021 Student Loan Information and Amount Acceptance Form is also available in your Raidernet account but will not be processed until after June 15, 2020.

Additional Summer Pell Eligibility

There has been a recent change in regards to the availability of Pell Grant funds for the summer semester. If you were enrolled full-time during the fall and spring semester and received your maximum Pell award for the year, you may still qualify to receive Pell Grant funds for the summer term. To qualify, students need to meet the following conditions:

  1. Be in good standing in regards to SAP or have an approved appeal in place (SAP will be calculated at the end of spring semester when all grades have been posted).
  2. Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours for the summer
  3. Courses enrolled in must be required for your major
  4. Be eligible to receive Pell funds based on part-time enrollment (at least 6 credit hours)

If you were a transfer student, please see the One Stop for eligibility requirements.

If you have any questions regarding the additional funding, please see your assigned Success Coach. If you do not have a Success Coach, see the One Stop Office in Harriman or Oak Ridge or the staff at any of our off-campus sites.

Roane State offers a comprehensive program of financial aid assistance in the form of scholarships, work-study, grants, and loans. Major emphasis is placed upon financial need, academic achievement, and promise of future success.

Please Note

How your course schedule affects your federal financial aid

Federal financial aid such as Pell grants is only applied to courses that are in your major. For example, if you take four classes, but only three are in your major, then your federal financial aid will be based on the three classes in your major.

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Our goal is to respond to any questions asked within 24 hours. When submitting a question, please include your RaiderNet ID Number (R#). During peak times (periods near the start of each semester), we cannot guarantee a 24 hour turn-around in response time. For faster service during peak times, we recommend you visit your local campus for financial aid questions. Contact Us


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Roane State Community College
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748-5011

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