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Walters State Community College is a state-supported, learning centered, comprehensive community college operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents. It was established in 1970 to provide affordable and quality higher education opportunities for the residents of East Tennesseeand is located in Morristown, Tennessee. The college was named in honor of former United States Senator Herbert S. Walters. Walters State Community College serves more than 900 credit students, 4,000 noncredit students, 150 associate degrees and technical certificates, 40 student clubs. Its Expo Center hosts over 60 events annually, they offers over 100 programs of study, two-year associate degrees that prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. They also offer associate of applied science degrees and technical certificates that prepare students to succeed in in-demand jobs. The Walters State Community College Foundation is an institutionally related, independently chartered, separate legal entity operated as a tax-exempt corporation chartered within the state of Tennessee. It is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) foundation created to promote and support the literary, scientific, educational scholarship, research, charitable and developmental purposes and objectives of Walters State Community College. The foundation is the official fund-raising arm of the college and is governed by a board of trustees. A majority of Walters State students receive financial aid to help pay for college. A variety of resources are available from federal, state institutional and private sources including grants, scholarships and work study programs. One of the first steps in the financial aid process is filling out the Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA).