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Tennessee Reconnect and Promise. Graduating high school seniors can attend tuition-free. Free tuition for adults.Tennessee Reconnect and Promise. Graduating high school seniors can attend tuition-free. Free tuition for adults.
Online degrees available. Online education gives you flexibility to take classes that fit your schedule.Online degrees available. Online education gives you flexibility to take classes that fit your schedule.

Tennessee Reconnect

Tennessee Reconnect

Free tuition for eligible adults

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.

Explore Programs

Roane State has a wide range of academic programs and a variety of classes scheduled at times to suit your needs.

Learn more about Roane State degrees and certificates.

Click here to view full Cost of Attendance (COA) information.

Apply to Roane State for free to get help deciding if college is right for you

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:

  1. We can set up your Roane State email and Roane State RaiderNet account. This will help us share important information with you. RaiderNet gives you access to college services such as course registration.
  2. You will be assigned a Roane State Success Coach located at the Roane State campus you want to attend.

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Get one-on-one help from your Success Coaches

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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.

Your Success Coach will help you:

Explore, apply, decide

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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.

Apply now to get started.

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Roane State staff are happy to answer your questions about Reconnect.


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President Chris Whaley

“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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