• Tennessee Promise 

    The TN Promise is a financial aid program offering TN high school graduates 5 semesters, or 8 trimesters, of tuition-free community or technical college.  The program provides eligible students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and mandatory fees not covered by the Pell grant, TN Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS) (Hope Scholarship), or the TN student Assistance Award (TSAA).  There were over 59,000 applicants this year!
    TN Promise Student Eligibility  
    *  Be a Tennessee Resident
    *  Graduate from an eligible TN high school, complete a TN home school program, or prior to reaching 19 years of age, obtain a GED or HiSET diploma.
    *  Enroll in an eligible college and attend full-time the fall after graduation (students attending TCAT may enroll the summer following their high school graduation).
    *  Complete the TN Promise application at www.TNPromise.gov
    *  Meet all deadlines and requirements before enrolling. 
    Program Requirements 
    *  Apply by November 1, 2019 (http://www.tnpromise.gov) and if you are enrolled in a dual class with PSTCC this year, your log in information will be the same for the Promise.  If you are not, you will need to create an account in order to register.) 
    *  Complete the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov between Oct. 1, 2019 - Feburary 1, 2020.
    *  Attend your first mandatory meeting, which will be Oct. 23 2019 in school at 10:00 a.m.
    *  Attend your second mandatory meeting, which will be March 25, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in Gym
    *  Apply to, and register for, classes at an eligible institution (located in guidance office or online)
    *  Complete 8 hours of community service from November 2, 2019 thru July 1, 2020 (At TNPromise.Gov you can select "student Checklist" and scroll to the bottom and click on "community service" for opportunities, or to access the verification form.  You must submit online.  If you do not choose a community service opportunity they have listed, you may complete one on your own.  There are three exclusions:  you may not get paid (and no you cannot complete tasks at your work place off the clock.), you cannot do work for a family member and you cannot recruit to your church faith.  You will have to have the supervisor's name and a phone number.  They will call and verify.  Do not submit your volunteer hours before January 1, 2020.) 
    * You must have continuous enrollment to remain eligible.   
    *If you are selected for FAFSA verification, you submit all material to the college by August 1, 2020.  
    TN Achieves is a local partnering organization to TN Promise.  Once you apply for the program, you are assigned a volunteer mentor to assist you with the college application process.
    For more information please visit http://www.tnpromise.gov