All Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program Recipients Must:
Have been a Tennessee resident for one year by September 1 of the year of application date. For students beginning spring and summer terms, residency determined by February 1 as of application date.
Dependent children of U.S. military, Tennessee National Guard on active duty, Department of Defense employees, or full-time religious workers who maintain Tennessee residency while stationed out-of-state are eligible.
Apply with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To receive a paper FAFSA, call the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) 1-800-342-1663 or (615) 741-1346. Applications must be received by September 1st for fall semester, February 1st for spring and summer semesters. Early application is recommended. Deadlines for grants vary for each Tennessee school. Please visit your schools website for their deadlines.
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Free App for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): This link will take you directly to the U.S. government site where you can complete the federal financial aid form on-line. Almost all colleges and universities require this form to be completed to apply for need-based aid. PLEASE NOTE: Even if you believe that your family will not qualify for need-based assistance, completion of the FAFSA is also required for students and parents who wish to borrow funds from federally sponsored loan programs like Stafford Loans and PLUS (Parent Loans for Undergraduate Study) Loans. Additionally, all students hoping to qualify for the Tennessee Lottery's Hope Scholarship program must also comple the FAFSA. In all cases the FAFSA may not be filed before January 1st of a student's senior year in H.S.
FastWeb: One of the largest databases on the internet, FastWeb is a good place to begin to search for outside scholarship opportunities. PLEASE NOTE: in addition to searching sites like this, it's perhaps even more important to search the financial aid and scholarship sections on the websites of every college or university to which you apply. Often, institutionally specific scholarship deadlines occur prior to stated admissions application deadlines.