Student Support Resources

Life is difficult, combined with college it can become very overwhelming. At Volunteer State Community College, we want to see our students succeed in all facets of life.

In the Office of Student Services, Wood 217, we have multiple resources to assist our students. Whether you are struggling with buying groceries, paying your bills, or experiencing an unexpected life event, we are here to assist you and support you.

Please reach out to us at or (615) 230-3442

Helpful Resources

Local Resource for Students and Their Families

  • A guide to local Shelters, Food Banks, and more

Community Service Opportunities

  • A list of ways to complete community service hours at Vol State

The Feed
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  • Vol State’s on-campus food pantry available to any currently enrolled student
  • Come by Student Services (Wood 217) for more information or call 615-230-3442

Student Emergency Financial Assistance Form

  • This is an emergency financial assistance program for students who need help or are in danger of withdrawing due to an unanimated temporary financial hardship. This is a 1–3 week process and goes through a voting committee. Please check eligibility below.
  • Eligibility:
    • Must have completed at least 6 hours at Vol State and be enrolled in and attending the semester in which the funds are being requested.
    • Must have a specific bill that this funding can cover.
      • Example: medical bill, car maintenance bill, etc.
      • Only up to $400 per semester
    • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or show evidence of recent satisfactory academic progress including attendance.
    • Must be experiencing financial hardships due to an unexpected emergency or crisis situation.
    • Must provide sufficient documentation.
  • DOES not cover expenses like Food or Gas
    • You can visit Vol State's Food Pantry the Feed at any time for groceries.