About the Program
TN Promise is a last-dollar scholarship that provides the opportunity for every Tennessee high school student to earn a post-secondary credential. This also applies to students who complete a GED or HiSET prior to their 19th birthday.
Any high school senior who graduates from a Tennessee eligible high school or completes a Tennessee home school program is eligible to apply. Students will apply in the beginning of their high school senior year and begin working with tnAchieves. To receive TN Promise funds, students must complete the tnAchieves program.
tnAchieves works with 13 community colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. In addition, there are several 4-year colleges and universities that offer eligible programs. For a complete list, please CLICK HERE.
TN Promise is a last-dollar scholarship that funds tuition and mandatory fees at eligible TN Promise post-secondary institutions. These funds cannot be used for books, cost of attendance fees or fees associated with a specific program or class.
TN Promise only funds last-dollar tuition and mandatory fees and does not pay for books or other post-secondary expenses (e.g. application fee, program and service fees).
Yes. TN Promise will cover remedial classes if a student should need to take them. If you score below a 19 on the ACT, you might be interested in our Summer Bridge Program.
Students must begin college the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. TCAT students are able to begin in the trimester beginning in May as long as the student has completed service hours by April 1.