Knox Promise COMPLETE Grants

Thanks to the Haslam Family Foundation, Knox Promise COMPLETE grants are available to TN Promise students to ensure unexpected financial burdens are not barriers on their path to college graduation.

COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW TO APPLY FOR A COMPLETE GRANT. PRIOR TO COMPLETING THE FORM, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW, UNDERSTAND THE REQUIREMENTS AND HAVE ALL REQUESTED DOCUMENTATION READY TO ATTACH TO THE FORM.

A Knox Promise COMPLETE grant serves as additional funding that can cover costs outside of tuition and mandatory fees. Determining eligibility and requesting a COMPLETE grant is simple. To qualify, a student must:

  1. Be eligible for a federal PELL grant. This is based on a student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as determined using the FAFSA. Please ask your COMPLETE coach or the financial aid office for clarification if you are unsure.
  2. Be eligible for TN Promise.
  3. Be enrolled full-time.
  4. Complete the Knox Promise COMPLETE grant form in its entirety, including necessary documentation.
  5. Connect with your tnAchieves COMPLETE coach.

Qualifying students can be awarded up to $1,500 per academic period (periods reset Aug. 1, Dec. 1 and May 1). Knox Promise COMPLETE grants are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis as funding is limited.

Knox Promise COMPLETE Grant Categories & Documentation

Knox Promise COMPLETE grants can be used to assist with costs associated with the categories below. It is important to note that proper documentation is required for ALL Knox Promise COMPLETE grants requests. If you do not provide proper documentation, your request will be denied. Required documentation needed for each category is listed below.

All COMPLETE grants require a screenshot or photo of your schedule showing you are enrolled full time. This schedule can simply be a screenshot from your student portal, but it MUST have your name on it. Additional documentation required for each category (if any) is listed below:

Transportation to School (Gas or Uber) Gift Card
  • Screenshot or photo of class schedule
  • Transportation funding is given via gift card in $100 increments, so you cannot request more than $100 of funding at a time in this category.
Grocery Gift Card
  • Screenshot or photo of class schedule
  • Grocery funding is given via gift card in $100 increments, so you cannot request more than $100 of funding at a time in this category.
Computer/Technology
  • Screenshot or photo of class schedule
  • tnAchieves has a standard computer that will be approved unless your class/major requires something specific.
Supplies/Tools
  • Screenshot or photo of class schedule
  • Screenshot of your syllabus with required materials
Rent/Utilities
  • Screenshot or photo of class schedule
  • A screenshot or photo of your rental agreement and/or utility bill showing the amount owed that includes your name. If approved, tnAchieves sends a check directly to the vendor, so you will need the address of where to send payment, who to make a check payable to AND account number or any additional information that should be included on a check. 
  • If approved for rent or utility bill payments, tnAchieves will only cover the portion of rent/utilities YOU owe, so if you have roommates, you should only request the amount of rent you pay each month, not the full rent amount. 
Textbooks
  • Screenshot or photo of class schedule
  • A screenshot or photo of the cost of your books from the bookstore website along with ISBN numbers for each book. 
Class Fees/Inclusive Access Textbooks
  • Screenshot or photo of class schedule
  • A screenshot or photo of the fees you owe from your student account
 

COMPLETE grants cannot be used to reimburse for expenses already paid. In addition, funding is given via gift card or paid directly to the vendor, so students never receive a check or money directly. If you request $1,000 for “general life expenses” this will be denied as you must request funding for specific expenses.

If you are requesting funding in multiple categories, you will need to submit a separate grant request for each category, however, this can be completed within the same form. Simply select “yes” on the question at the end of each grant form to submit an additional request within the same form. For example, if you are requesting $100 in gas money and $450 for books, you will need to submit TWO separate grant requests.

Please do not submit the same request multiple times!

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