Nashville State Students Can Ride for Free on Clarksville Transit System


Nashville State Community College – Clarksville Campus, in partnership with the Clarksville Transit System, is now offering free transportation assistance for students.

The Transportation Assistance Program provides semester-long bus passes at no cost to Nashville State Clarksville students. Bus passes are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

“While classes might be virtual, students still need access to transportation for work, appointments, and other tasks,” said Jessica Luna, Student Services Specialist II for the Clarksville Campus. “By offering this program, we are providing more opportunities to our students that may not have consistent transportation.”

Nashville State has been delivering quality education to the city of Clarksville and Montgomery County since 2012. The campus has approximately 950 students currently enrolled.

“We’re happy to help Nashville State with this program,” CTS Director Paul Nelson said. “Transportation to and from classes should not be an additional barrier that these students face when trying to receive an education.”

"We're grateful for the partnership with the Clarksville Transit System that allowed us to expand this resource to students at the Clarksville campus," said Lauren Bell, Nashville State Foundation’s executive director. “This transportation program is one of several resources we developed to address the most significant challenges our students struggle with while attending classes. Our ‘Beyond Financial Aid’ initiative provides child care, nutrition, textbook, transportation, and unexpected emergency assistance. These resources would not be possible without the generous support of individuals and community partners.”

To learn how to support the transportation assistance program and other student support resources at Nashville State, please visit, or email

Additionally, Nashville State’s Clarksville campus recently unveiled The Campus Cupboard, where students can order free food and personal items online and schedule drive-by pick up. This service is possible due to the generous support of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and Kroger. Nashville State students also have access to a free loaner laptop, hotspot, and graphing calculator.

To sign up for the Transportation Assistance program, please visit Registration for summer and fall semesters begins April 5. Interested students should visit

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