CSCC Plans Reconnect Information Session

Monday, February 19, 2018

Cleveland State Community College will be hosting a Reconnect Information Session on Saturday, March 3 in the CSCC Library from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Starting in the fall of 2018, Tennessee Reconnect is a scholarship for adults to earn an associate degree or technical certificate, tuition-free. To be eligible for the Tennessee Reconnect scholarship, you must: 
  ? Not already have an associate or bachelor’s degree;
  ? Have been a Tennessee resident for at least one year; and
  ? Be determined as an independent student on the FAFSA.

“During this session, attendees can learn more about the Tennessee Reconnect scholarship that covers eligible adults’ tuition to all programs at CSCC and other affordable educational opportunities, such as Pell grants and the college’s institutional scholarships, but the effort is more than just promoting the new scholarship program,” stated Natalia Williams, coordinator of Adult Student Services. “It includes addressing questions adult learners may have, from receiving credit for work experience to the uncertainty of returning to a school environment.” 

According to Ms. Williams, other efforts will include applying for admissions, sharing services available to military veterans and CSCC’s transcript analyst will be on hand to answer students’ questions about transfer credit if they have coursework from another college/university, or how to go about requesting their high school transcripts. If weather permits, students will also be able to tour the campus. Participants are encouraged to park in the L. Quentin Lane Gymnasium and follow the signs to the CSCC Library. 

For more information on the Reconnect Information Session, contact Ms. Williams at 423-478-6217 or email her at For more information on Tennessee Reconnect, visit

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