Tennessee State Assistance Award (TSAA)
The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) provides a need-based grant program for undergraduate students attending eligible Tennessee institutions. Recipients must be U.S. citizens, meet Tennessee residency requirements for state student aid, be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, and meet TSAC's need requirements based on the FAFSA. Awards vary based on need and enrollment status. Funds are awarded on a "first-come-first-serve" basis.
Students may transfer their institution choice on the e*GRandS system by using the TSAC Student Financial Aid Portal. Students should go online at www.tn.gov/tsacstudentportal and create an account. Once the account is created, an online request for a change of institution may be submitted. The change will be processed immediately and can be viewed by the student. This portal also gives the student a view of their financial aid summary for any grant or scholarship that TSAC administers.
Tennessee Hope Lottery Award (TELS)
The HOPE Scholarship is established and funded from the net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to entering freshmen who are enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution within sixteen (16) months after graduating from a TN eligible high school. Award information is available online at https://www.tn.gov/collegepays/money-for-college/tn-education-lottery-programs/tennessee-hope-scholarship.html.
Tennessee Non-Traditional Hope Scholarship
The HOPE Scholarship for nontraditional age students is established and funded from the net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to entering freshmen or students who have not been enrolled in any college for at least two (2) years from the date of last enrollment in college. Award information is available online at https://www.tn.gov/collegepays/money-for-college/tn-education-lottery-programs/tennessee-hope-scholarship---nontraditional.html.
Tennessee Reconnect Grant
The TN Reconnect grant is available to students who have not previously earned an associate or baccalaureate degree, are independent according to the FAFSA rules, and are enrolled part-time in an eligible program of study leading to a certificate or associate degree offering. Award information is available online at: https://www.tn.gov/collegepays/money-for-college/state-of-tennessee-programs/tn-reconnect-grant.html.