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TN Promise Information

The statewide scholarship and mentoring program provides two years of tuition-free attendance at a community or technical college in Tennessee.
Students can use the scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, the 27 colleges of applied technology, or the following associate’s degree programs at the 4-year institutions listed here.

Visit the TN Promise website

As a senior, you may be eligible for the Tennessee Promise Scholarship, which provides two years of tuition-free education at a community college or college of applied technology. Tennessee Promise is a last-dollar scholarship, which means it will cover all costs of tuition and mandatory fees after all gift aid (Pell, TELS, and TSAA) has been applied. As a Tennessee Promise student, you will be paired with a partnering organization and a mentor who will support you during the college application process.  Students must participate with the partnering organization to access Tennessee Promise dollars.

Students can apply for Tennessee Promise here by November 1.  
To be eligible for the scholarship, students must meet the following deadlines and requirements:
  • Apply to the program by November 2, 2015.
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15, 2018 at www.fafsa.gov. For families who have not yet filed taxes for the prior year, estimates can be used on the FAFSA and updated once taxes have been filed.
  • Attend two mandatory meetings led by the local partnering organization. Failure to attend the mandatory meeting will result in loss of the Tennessee Promise.
  • Complete 8 hours of community service for each semester they receive Tennessee Promise funding, to be completed before the start of each term. That means they must complete their first 8 hours the summer before enrolling in a community college or TCAT. Partnering organizations will assist students in finding community service opportunities in their area.
  • Apply to and enroll in an eligible institution. Some partnering organizations may ask students to apply to an eligible college program by February 15, 2018. Though this deadline is not an official requirement, it is highly encouraged.
  • Complete FAFSA verification, if required by the student's institution, by August 1, 2018.
Once in the program, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress (the equivalent of a 2.0 GPA at a community college), complete 8 hours of community service before the start of each term enrolled, and file the FAFSA by February 15 every year. Scholarship funds will be given directly to the school once his or her enrollment is confirmed.
It cannot be emphasized enough that each phase of the Tennessee Promise will require students to complete their requirements, and a failure to do so will result in loss of the Scholarship.

All above information was found at: http://tnpromise.gov/parents.shtml

Students who receive DACA (Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals) are currently ineligible to apply for TN Promise. However, there are other options and paths you can take! Contact our office for more information.

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