High school seniors may apply for the Tennessee Promise scholarship, which offers two years of free community or technical college in Tennessee. It covers costs of tuition and mandatory fees that are not paid for by other state assistance awards.
CollegeforTN.org offers an array of resources for students interested in learning about higher education. From getting college advice to career planning, students use this website to help them navigate the college-going process.
The Hope Scholarship is offered to high school graduates from 2015 on for eligible students within 16 months of graduating. You can find eligibility requirements and more information on their website.
This site is a one-stop shop for information on financial aid and scholarships specifically in Tennessee.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Students must complete the FAFSA in order to be eligible for state assistance scholarships and grants, including the Tennessee Promise. The FAFSA is required for a student to qualify for any governmental financial aid for higher education.
Via CollegeforTN.org there are free FAFSA and Financial Aid Webinars to help you through the process.
The TSAC Student Portal is where applications for TN financial aid and scholarships gets submitted such as for the Hope Scholarship.
The TN Dual Enrollment Grant allows high school students to begin their college degree while pursuing their high school diploma via classes through an eligible postsecondary institution.
The TN Reconnect Grant is for eligible TN residents who have not obtained an associates or bachelors degree, are considered independent via FAFSA rules, and are enrolled part-time in an eligible program.
Tennessee Community Colleges
Tennessee has thirteen community colleges across the state, with multiple satellite campuses. These colleges offer two-year associate’s degrees and other certification programs.
Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT)
Tennessee has twenty-seven colleges of applied technology across the state, which provide workers with the technical skills and professional training necessary for advancement in the job market. Students completing a program at a TCAT receive certificates and industry certifications.
University of Tennessee
The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee system is located in Knoxville. The college offers four-year undergraduate degrees as well as advanced degrees.