All forms of Federal and State Aid require the completion of a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and are available only to undergraduate students.

Federal Aid

Federal Pell Grant

Requirements: Based on results from the FAFSA
Details: The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need based on the Expected Family Contribution calculated from information provided on the FAFSA.
Amount Varies (2015-2016 maximum $5,775/year)
Application: FAFSA

SEOG Grant

Requirements: Students that have a FAFSA EFC of 0
Details: The SEOG Grant is a Federal need based program that awards $1,000 to students that have a 0 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA. This Grant will be awarded until funds have been depleted.
Application: FAFSA

TEACH Grant

Requirements: Eligibility Information
Details: This Grant is awarded to students who are planning to teach in high-need subjects in designated Title I schools that serve low-income students.
Application: TEACH Information

State Aid

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship

Requirements: Minimum 21 ACT or 980 SAT or Unweighted GPA of 3.0
Details: The Tennessee HOPE Scholarship is awarded to students who graduate from TN high schools and who meet the requirements. For more information, please click hereAmount-$1,750 (Freshmen/Sophomores) and $2,250 (Juniors/Seniors) per semester
Application: FAFSA

General Assembly Merit Scholarship

Requirements: Minimum weighted 3.75 GPA and 29 ACT
Details: The General Assembly Merit Scholarship is for entering freshman who have excelled in their TN high school. This scholarship is in conjunction with the TN HOPE Scholarship. For more information, please click here. Amount – $500 per semester
Application: FAFSA

Aspire Award

Requirements: Must meet the HOPE Scholarship requirements and must have parents’ or independent student’s and spouse’s adjusted gross income of $36,000 or less on IRS tax form
Details: The Aspire Award rewards students an extra scholarship on their HOPE Award if they meet the requirements. For more information, please click here.Amount – $1,500 per year + $4,000 HOPE Scholarship
Application: FAFSA

Tennessee HOPE Access Grant

Requirements: Minimum unweighted GPA 2.75 GPA and 18-20 ACT/860-970 SAT and must have parents’ or independent student’s and spouse’s adjusted gross income of $36,000 or less on IRS tax form
Details: The Tennessee HOPE Access Grant gives students an opportunity to qualify for the HOPE Scholarship after their first year if the renewal requirements are met. For more information, please click here. Amount – $1,375 per semester
Application: FAFSA

Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA)

Requirements: Based on results from the FAFSA. Must submit FAFSA by early January
Details: FAFSA Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of 2100 or less. For more information, please click hereFull-time Award:  $4,000 and Prorated Awards (3/4 time): $3,000 or (1/2 time): $2,000 per year
Application: FAFSA

Ned McWherter Scholarship

Requirements: Minimum 3.5 GPA and ACT/SAT Score in the Top 5% Nationally. Application Due: February 15th
Details: The Ned WcWherter Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship to reward Tennessee students who finish in the Top 5% nationally on the ACT or SAT. A separate application is required. For more information, please click here. Amount – $6,000 per year
Application: Apply Online

Christa McAuliffe Scholarship

Requirements: Intended Career: Education Application Due: April 1st
Details: The Christa McAuliffe Scholarship rewards current college seniors who intend to teach in Tennessee Schools. A separate application is required.  For more information, please click here. Amount – $500
Application: Apply Online

Minority Teaching Fellows Program

Requirements: Minority Student who is a high school senior or continuing college student. High School Senior: 2.75 GPA and 18 ACT/Top 25% in class. Continuing College Student: 2.5 GPA. Application Due: April 15th
Details: The Minority Teaching Fellows Program rewards minority students who commit to teach in the State of Tennessee. A separate application is required. For more information, please click here. Amount – $5,000 per year
Application: Apply Online