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TN Promise Application Deadline Pushed to Dec. 1

Posted on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 10:07 am

By Erin McCullough

Community college students wanting to receive the Tennessee Promise Scholarship will now have until Dec. 1 to submit their applications, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation announced.
The previous application deadline was Nov. 2, but both organizations decided to allow students more time to apply due to the ongoing disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In a time of tremendous disruption for many of our students, we want to be cognizant of the barriers students are facing and be flexible where we can,” said Executive Director Mike Krause. “Extending this deadline will ensure students who wish to attend a community college tuition-free have the fullest possible opportunity to do so. We do not want the pandemic to deter students from applying.”
The Tennessee Promise is a scholarship and mentoring program focused on increasing the number of students who attend college in Tennessee. It provides aid to students to cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE Scholarship or the Tennessee Student Assistance Award. Students may use the scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology or other eligible institutions offering an associate degree program.
The THEC and TSAC will continue to work closely with higher education institutions and the state’s high schools to evaluate further modifications to program requirements and ensure that all students are notified of these changes. Students may contact the TSAC Call Cen-ter at 800-342-1663 with any questions and check www.tn.gov/tnpromise for the latest information.