Apr 05, 2018

Columbia State Hosts April Information Sessions for Tennessee Reconnect

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - April 5, 2018) - - - Columbia State Community College will host Tennessee Reconnect information sessions during the month of April.

Tennessee Reconnect is a last-dollar scholarship that provides free tuition for adults to attend a community college. The initiative is designed to help adults enter college to gain new skills, advance in the workplace and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential.

"We are excited about the wonderful opportunity Tennessee Reconnect provides for adults across the state and in the Columbia State service area," said Joni Allison, Columbia State coordinator of Adult Student Services. "As a participating college, along with our partnering Reconnect communities, we are thrilled to help adult students fulfill their educational goals."

To be eligible for Tennessee Reconnect, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Haven't earned an associate or bachelor's degree.
  • Have been a Tennessee resident for at least one year.
  • Complete the Free Application for Student Aid and be determined as an independent student.
  • Be admitted to Columbia State and enroll in a degree or certificate program.
  • Must attend at least part-time (6 credit hours).
  • Participate in a college success program through a Reconnect Community.

Prospective students can attend one of the following information sessions to learn more:

Chapel Hill Community Center

April 16

6:30 p.m.

206 Depot Street, Chapel Hill

Columbia Campus

April 19

5:30 p.m.

1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia

Jones Student Center, Cafeteria

Chapel Hill Community Center

April 23

6:30 p.m.

206 Depot Street, Chapel Hill


April 24

5:30 p.m.

980 South Ellington Pkwy, Lewisburg

Room 133

Lawrence Campus

April 26

5:30 p.m.

1620 Springer Rd, Lawrenceburg

Room 144

To to view the full list of steps to apply, or to sign up for an information session, please visit www.ColumbiaState.edu/Reconnect.

For more information, contact Allison at 931.540.2655 or by email at jallison6@ColumbiaState.edu.

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