TN Reconnect

It's Never Too Late to Get Your Degree!

Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Sonja Burton is an adult student who started school in the fall of 1981 and is finally graduating this semester with a degree in Business Administration. Sonja dropped out of college to pursue other things when she was 18, but now she’s graduating with her degree at age 59.

Tuition-Free College at Vol State with TN Reconnect

Adult students often have to scrimp and save to afford college tuition. Now, with the tuition-free TN Reconnect program, a college education is much more obtainable.

“I was paying for classes with my tip money from work,” said Caitlin Springer of Goodlettsville. “Once Reconnect came through, I was ready and able to take more classes. It’s been great.”

Four Family Members all Using TN Reconnect

Tuition-free community college, with TN Reconnect, is inspiring thousands of adults across the state to attend college this fall. Volunteer State Community College has nearly 1000 new eligible applicants thus far. But it isn’t just individuals signing-up. Couples, and even whole families, are taking the opportunity to earn a college degree. Jim and Kim Bare of Hickman are attending Vol State this fall with their daughter Jessica and son-in-law Michael.

TN Reconnect - Apply Now for Fall Classes

Earn a Vol State Degree Tuition-Free - Get Started Now!

Tennessee Reconnect is a state program, beginning in the fall semester of 2018, which allows eligible adult students to earn a college degree tuition-free. The primary requirement is that you not already have a college degree. Vol State is one of the participating community colleges offering TN Reconnect.  Interested adults can complete the whole process now to get ready for fall classes.

Adults Get Ready for Tuition-Free College at Vol State

Tennessee Reconnect is a unique opportunity for adults who don’t have a college degree to earn one tuition-free. The program starts in August with the fall semester. Volunteer State Community College is encouraging Tennesseans to get ready now. The TN Reconnect application just became available.