Apr 29, 2019 | TN Reconnect , Williamson Campus , Financial Aid , Columbia Campus

Columbia State To Host Reconnect Information Sessions

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – April 29, 2019) - - -Columbia State Community College will host Tennessee Reconnect information sessions on ground and online during the month of May. 

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 Federal 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.


Columbia Campus

May 7

5:30 p.m.

1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia

Workforce Alliance

May 13

2 p.m.

119 Nashville Highway, Columbia

Online Session

May 14

5:30 p.m.


Williamson Campus

May 21

5:30 p.m.

1228 Liberty Pike, Franklin

To to view the full list of steps to apply, or to sign up for an information session, please visit www.ColumbiaState.edu/Reconnect. To RSVP for the online session, visit  https://columbiastate-tnreconnect-webinar.eventbrite.com 

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