Excellence for Every Child
Academic requirement: 21 ACT or 1060 SAT or 3.0 final GPA
HOPE semester amounts based on full time enrollment:
2 year college: $1500
4 year college freshmen/sophomores: $1750
4 year college juniors/seniors: $2250
Q: Can I receive the HOPE Scholarship at an out of state college?
A: No. The HOP Scholarship must be used at a postsecondary institution in Tennessee. For a list of eligilbe institutions visit www.tn.gov/collegepays.
Q: How is my high school GPA for the HOPE Scholarship caluculated?
A: HOPE GPA's are calcuated per the Uniform Grading Policy adopted by the TN State Board of Education. For further details please ask your high school counselor.
Q: May I take a gap year after high school and remain eligible for HOPE?
A: Yes. However, students must enroll at a regionally accredited college within 16 months of high school graduation.
Q: Is the FAFSA the only way to apply for the HOPE Scholarship?
A: Yes, and it must be submitted every year the student enrolls in college.
Q: If I lose HOPE in college due to grades, can I regain it?
A: Yes, students may regain the award one time at a future 24 credit hour benchmark if lost due to grades. Please contact your fiancial aid office to discuss one time repeat and regain options.
Q: If I decide to take a semester off, how will my award be impacted?
A: Unless a leave of absence has been approved by your financial aid office, you will permanently lose your HOPE scholarship.
Q: How will my HOPE eligibility be affected if I decide to drop a course or two?
A: Speak to your financial Aid office before dropping any classes as this could cause permanent loss of HOPE and other aid.
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