Interested in returning to or starting college? Wondering if Tennessee Reconnect will pay your tuition?
Learn more about both during Walters State’s Adult Learner Open House on Thursday, Oct. 10. Drop by anytime between 4-7 p.m. in the R. Jack Fishman Library on the Morristown Campus.
“This is a great time to be a college student in Tennessee, especially for adult learners,” said Erin Dean, coordinator of adult learners and advisor in the college’s Student Success Advising Center.
“Walters State has a long history of serving adult learners and we hope to serve more with the possibility of Tennessee Reconnect. Adult students do very well academically at Walters State. We know that it’s sometimes challenging to balance work, family and school obligations. We listen and guide students in their academic planning to ease that challenge.”
Tennessee Reconnect is a last-dollar grant that allows adults who qualify to attend a community college tuition-free. To be eligible, students must be a resident of Tennessee for at least one year, be enrolled in at least six hours leading to a certificate or degree program and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are ineligible if they already have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
Representatives will be available to answer questions or provide information about admissions, financial aid, advising, counseling and testing, retention services, and veterans services. The event is free. RSVPs are requested and can be made at ws.edu/rsvp/reconnect.
For more information, contact Dean at 423-585-2654 or Erin.Dean@ws.edu or contact the Student Success Advising Center at 423-318-2337.