Tennessee Promise is a scholarship and a mentoring program which provides the opportunity for Tennessee high school, home school, and GED graduates to attend a community college free of tuition and fees. Students will be required to complete eight hours of community service prior to each semester they enroll in order to maintain their eligibility, as well as maintaining satisfactory academic progress (2.0 GPA) while enrolled. While removing the financial burden is key, a critical component of Tennessee Promise is the individual guidance that each student will receive from their assigned mentor.
Who is eligible?
Tennessee residents who graduate from an eligible TN high school or home school, or prior to turning 19 years of age, obtain a GED or HiSET diploma. Those students must enroll and attend full time the fall following their high school graduation.
What do you need to do to stay eligible for TN Promise?
- Maintain full time enrollment (12 credit hours or more per semester)
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 GPA)
- Complete and submit eight hours of community service to TNAchieves prior to the start of each semester of enrollment
- Complete the FAFSA each year by January 16th
Tennessee Promise deadlines for 2018 TN Promise Students
|By November 1||Apply for Tennessee Promise|
|Fall/Spring||Apply for Admission to Volunteer State Community College|
|By January 16, 2018||Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Visit the Financial Aid office for assistance.|
|Fall/Spring||Attend your mandatory team meeting coordinated by TNAchieves|
|By July 1||Complete and report your first 8 hours of community service to TNAchieves|
|August||If selected, provide requested documentation to complete FAFSA verification|
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What does TN Promise pay for?
|Fees Covered by TN Promise 2016-2017|
|Maintenance Fee||$152 per credit hour|
|Technology Access||$9 per credit hour, $112.50 max|
|Student Activity||$7 per semester|
|SGA||$5 per semester|
|Campus Access Fee||$3 per semester|
|Sustainable Campus Fee||$1 per semester|
|International Education||$10 per semester|
|Fees NOT Covered by TN Promise 2016-2017|
|Applied Music||$55 per credit hour|
|Radiology Clinical Education||$30 per course|
|Science Consumables||$10-$20 per course|
|Vet Tech||$18 per course|
|IncludEd Online Access||Varies per course|