Tennessee Financial Aid:
Tennessee HOPE Scholarship:
The HOPE Scholarship is worth up to $1,750 per semester for four-year institutions and two-year institutions that offer on campus housing; up to $1,500 per semester for two-year institutions.
- Minimum 21 ACT composite (or concordant equivalent on the SAT) on a national or state test date OR
- Final cumulative 3.0 unweighted GPA for entering freshmen graduating from eligible public or category 1,2, or 3 private high schools.
The Aspire Award provides up to $750 per semester at four-year institutions and up to $250 per semester at two-year institutions as a supplement to the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship.
- Meet Tennessee HOPE Scholarshp requirements AND
- Parents' or independent studnet's (and spouse's) adjusted gross income must be $36,000 or less on tax form
- Students may receive ASPIRE or GAMS (see below), but not BOTH
General Assemby Merit Scholarship (GAMS):
The award amount is up to $500 per semeter as a SUPPLEMENT to the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship
- At least a final cumulative 3.75 GPA AND 29 ACT composite on a national test date or state test date.
Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant:
The award amount is up to $2,000 per academic year.
- Available to anyone who enrolls in a certificate or diploma program at a Tennessee College of Applied Technology and meets residency requirements.
The Tennessee Promise is a scholarship and mentoring program that allows studnet in Tennessee to attend a community or technical college tuition-free. It provides students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees not covered by the Pell Grant, the HOPE Scholarship, or the Tennessee Student Assistance Award. Students may use the scholarship at any of the state's 13 community college, 27 colleges of applied technology, or other eligible institutions offering an associate degree program.
- Apply for the scholarship.
- Complete the FAFSA.
- Attend a mandatory mentor meeting
- Apply to a community or technical college
- Comlete and report eight hours of community service
Tennessee Student Assistance award (TSAA):
The amount of the award is based on the institution indeicated on the student's FAFSA. Award amounts for an academic year are: four-year/two-year private - $4,000, four-year publice/career schools - $2,000, tow-year public - $1,300, and Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology,- $1,000.
- Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 2,100 or less on teh FAFSA
- Priority for the award is given to U.S. Citizens.