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The financial aid program at Roane State Community College is designed to aid students who would find it difficult or impossible to attend college without financial assistance. Roane State offers a comprehensive program of financial aid in the form of scholarships, work study, grants and loans. Major emphasis is placed upon financial need, academic achievement, character, and promise of future success.  For assistance with your Financial Aid needs you may call toll free 1-866-GO2-RSCC ext. 4545 or 1-865-354-3000 ext. 4545.

The basis for determining financial need is the result of an analysis of the parents’ and/or student’s resources as provided by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Students can access the form online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.  All campuses can assist families in filling out the application.

Eligibility for financial aid is based on financial need, availability of funds and ability to maintain satisfactory progress. To qualify a student must:

  1. Be admitted to attend or currently attending Roane State in an approved degree or certificate program and
  2. Submit academic transcripts from all previously attended colleges and
  3. Submit the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid to determine financial need
  4. Submit verifying documents if requested by the Financial Aid Office and
  5. Meet Roane State’s satisfactory progress standards as noted in a later section.

Roane State encourages students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible after January 1st availability each year.  Roane State has set the following priority dates for file completion:

  • Fall semester files should be completed by August 1st to ensure processing for fee payment.
  • Spring semester files should be completed by December 15th to ensure processing for fee payment.
  • Summer semester files should be completed by May 1st to ensure processing for fee payment.

Students applying after the priority dates listed above will be required to pay for the tuition and fees, and possibly be reimbursed if they qualify for financial aid assistance at a later date. 

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