Returning students, check if you are eligible for tuition-free college through the Reconnect grant.
Tennessee Reconnect provides eligible students an opportunity to enter/reenter Roane State either full-time or part-time with no tuition expense or mandatory fees. If you want to take advantage of the Reconnect grant, it’s important to start the process soon.
Reconnect does not cover book costs, specialized class fees and delivery methods. Please talk to your Success Coach about options for books and consider applying for private scholarships such as those offered through the Roane State Foundation and other sources.
Roane State has a wide range of academic programs and a variety of classes scheduled at times to suit your needs.
The free Roane State application only takes a few minutes to complete. The information you provide will help college staff better understand what you want to study and how to help you. After you apply:
After you apply to Roane State, you will be assigned a personal Success Coach. Roane State is the only Tennessee community college that provides new, transfer, and readmit students with this level of individual attention.
Roane State Success Coaches are experts who will guide you through the admissions and financial aid process. Think of your Success Coach as a personal mentor. Rather than work with a college department, you will work with one person who knows you by name, understands your needs, and wants to help you reach your goals.
After you explore Roane State programs, apply to the college, and meet with your Success Coach, you’ll know whether college and Reconnect are right for you. If not, that’s OK. The college application process is free with no commitment.
If you want to take advantage of the new Reconnect grant, the earlier you start the process, the better.
We look forward to meeting you and planning your education at Roane State.
Roane State staff are happy to answer your questions about Reconnect.
If you need help to complete the Roane State application or have questions about Reconnect, please contact a campus near you or stop by and visit.
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4896
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4891
701 Briarcliff Avenue, Oak Ridge
“I have tremendous respect for our adult students. They work, go to school, and juggle so many responsibilities. They amaze me. As you consider coming back to school, please know that you are not alone. Many students at Roane State are your age. And, please know that we are behind you. Our faculty know how tough it is to work, go to school and raise a family, and they will support you every step of the way.”
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