Scholarships/Financial Aid

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID



FAFSA (October 1st-June 30)
FAFSA Application Assistance:  Families must register (see attached instructions) for a webinar via the following link (tn.gov/thec/covid-19-).


Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
-Required by majority of colleges to determine financial aid.
-Required to receive the Hope Scholarship and the TN Promise Scholarship.

How to Create an FSA ID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj1Pn-shze8

How to Complete the FAFSA, Part 1 – Student Demographics: https://youtu.be/ww4m-mncwuM

How to Complete the FAFSA, Part 2 – School Selection & Dependency Status: https://youtu.be/uJRl3f6ScGw

How to Complete the FAFSA, Part 3 – Parent Demographics: https://youtu.be/Tk5FCfe3LTc

How to Complete the FAFSA, Part 4 – Parent Financials: https://youtu.be/2FNedAlJ-YA

How to Complete the FAFSA, Part 5 – Student Financials & Signature Status: https://youtu.be/E7Sx5txr1FY

 

TN PROMISE (Aug 1- November 2)
Application Information- TN Promise Senior Assignment Handout.pdf
Apply for the Tennessee Promise Scholarship
-Provides two years of tuition-free attendance at a community college or technical school in Tennessee.  
-Seniors must apply during the application window the fall of their senior year, complete the FAFSA by Jan 31 of senior year, attend mandatory meetings, and complete 8 hours of community service the semester before the start of their freshman year of college.

TN HOPE SCHOLARSHIP 
Tennessee HOPE Scholarship awards about $4,000 each year of college to a Tennessee public university.
-Must graduate with 3.0+ GPA or a 21+ ACT.
-Must complete FAFSA to apply.


Additional TN STATE SCHOLARSHIPS
 -There are a myriad of other scholarships available.  Visit the TSAC portal for a comprehensive list.
-Must complete FAFSA to apply, then complete the individual scholarship application through TSAC.


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Scholarship Search

Merit-Based College Scholarships  Begin your scholarship search with the colleges you want to attend by visiting their scholarships and financial aid web pages.  Many schools offer merit-based scholarships based on GPA/ACT combinations.

FASTWEB is generally listed as the top site for scholarship searches.

Scholarship Informer  scholarship info and advice for families