President’s Updates for the Campus Community

May 20, 2021

Published Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 4:55pm

Dear Chattanooga State Family, 

Now that the spring semester has ended, I hope you are able to relax a bit. If you are taking summer classes—great job! Taking summer classes is a great way to stay on track for graduation. Of course, many of you will be working this summer and spending time with friends and family. No matter what your summer plans are, it is never too early to plan for the fall semester.

If you haven’t taken the opportunity to get registered for your summer and fall classes, now is the time to make sure you get the schedule you want. 

  1. Be sure you have your PIN. If you need to get your PIN, schedule an appointment with your advisor. Your advisor will make sure you are on the correct path, have the classes you need, and give advice on helping you achieve your goals. 

  1. Once you have your PIN, you will need to register. [insert videos on how to register using the course scheduler and any classes that might not be in the scheduler.] 

  1. It’s always helpful, to confirm your schedule is what you registered for [insert video How to View Your ChattState Schedule]. 

If you run into any questions, be sure to give us a shout in our virtual office chat. You can also find a ton of information on our ChattState YouTube page

Do you have a friend who needs to apply? We can help there as well. [insert video How to Apply at ChattState] 

We are resilient. We are innovative. We are united. We are ChattState. 

Rebecca Ashford, Ed.D.

Student Spotlight: Keely Farris

Keely is an amazing student and exceptional leader!  She was recognized for her outstanding achievements at the Virtual Hats Off to Excellence Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 29, 2021.  Keely is the recipient of the Eye of the Tiger Award at Chattanooga State!  She also received the Outstanding C.AD.R.E. Club President Award, Outstanding Service to Student Government Association Award, and the Psychology Club Officer Award.  

Apply for Foundation Scholarships Now

The Chattanooga State Foundation announced an increase in scholarships available. Students may learn more and apply now for scholarships.

Looking Ahead - Summer and Fall 2021

Register Now

Register now for summer and fall. Please schedule an appointment with your advisor to determine appropriate courses in your program of study and to receive your PIN.  You can find your advisor’s name by logging into TigerWeb, the name that is located at the upper right-hand corner of the page is your advisor. 

Return to Campus

Starting May 17, employees will return to campus and offices will be open for in-person services during normal business hours to better serve our students and campus community. In addition, we are planning a shift to Phase 4 on June 1. More details will be shared about this shift before the end of the month. 

Your financial aid is changing in Fall 2021… 

Beginning Fall 2021 and the shift to 7-week terms, the Financial Aid Office will pay 100% of your financial aid (except Loans) at the beginning of the semester based on your registration for eligible classes. Your Pell Grant, TN Promise, Hope, TN Reconnect, scholarships, and other aid will be disbursed at the beginning of the semester rather than paying based on your attendance throughout the semester. 

This change will provide you with your full financial aid award and any potential refund so that you don’t have to wait until your 2nd Session classes begin in October. 

Loans will be split into two payments: Half of your Loan will pay at the beginning of the semester and half of your Loan will pay after the 2nd Session has started. This will ensure that Loan borrowers have some aid remaining halfway through the semester if they need it. 

Something else to consider…

We are confident that students will earn better grades, more credits, and receive their aid faster with this new 7-week semester format. However, if you drop, withdraw, or stop attending your classes during the semester, you will be required to repay some or all of your financial aid. You will be unable to register for classes or receive a transcript if you do not repay your balance. 

Student Resources: We’re Here to Help

  • Emergency Aid: The Student Support Center is available to assist students struggling to meet their basic needs. Please use the Wellness Check on TigerWeb to let us know if you need assistance. 

  • Technology Support: Devices (laptops, hotspots, etc.) are available through the College. To request a device, complete the technology request form. Technology will continue to be available for students as long as they remain enrolled. 

  • Support Services: Chattanooga State is dedicated to delivering support services and resources to assist our students. Visit the virtual Student Support Center to learn more about the many services offered. 

  • Academic Resources: Visit the Fall 2021 Update page for a listing of academic resources, including links to the Math Center, Andrews Reading and Writing Center, the Testing Center, Kolwyck Library, and more. 

  • Student Assistance Library (Lib) Guide: We now have a Lib Guide for students to provide assistance with eLearn / Virtual Classes / Proctoring / Accessibility / etc. 

  • Career Services Center: The Career Services Center is available to provide services online or by phone to Chattanooga State students, alumni, faculty and staff. Services include career counseling & assistance with selecting a major, job search planning, resume writing assistance, interview skills, and more. Visit JOBlink to view job and internship opportunities. To schedule an appointment for any service, please call 423-697-4421 or email The Career Services Virtual Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

  • Food: The Tiger Cupboard provides supplemental food and other necessities for students in need. Visit for more information. 

  • Tennessee Board of Regents Student Resources: We know that the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has been causing a great deal of uncertainty, anxiety, and stress for students across Tennessee. The closing of many places of employment and moving college courses and services to a virtual environment can lead to emotional and financial strain in addition to the physical health risks presented by the virus. Please know that you are not alone.

Student Life Events and Activities

All students are welcome to join! Check out your Student Life Calendar of Events—we have events scheduled even in the summer—join us! 

Past Updates

Published Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 4:28pm
Published Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 4:42pm
Published Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 4:40pm
Published Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 3:40pm
Published Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 3:47pm