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.
Financial Aid for the Residential Undergraduate Program
Federal & State 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 (2018-2019 maximum $5,920/year)
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.
Christa McAuliffe Scholarship
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
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