TN Promise Eligible Post-Secondary Institutions
The colleges listed below are considered eligible for TN Promise funding. TN Promise acts as a last-dollar scholarship at Tennessee community colleges and colleges of applied technology. Some four-year colleges are eligible for TN Promise funding; however, they have a different funding model. Please see the verbiage at the bottom of this page for a full explanation of TN Promise funding at eligible four-year colleges.
Tennessee Community Colleges
Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs)
Public Universities with Eligible Two-Year Programs*
Private Colleges with Eligible Two-Year Programs*
*In order to use the TN Promise scholarship at a four-year college or university, students must enroll in and be accepted into an associates degree program at that school – not a bachelor’s degree program. Students enrolling in a health sciences program will not be eligible to receive TN Promise funding until admitted into the actual program of study. At a four-year institution, the TN Promise scholarship may not be last-dollar, meaning it may not fully cover all tuition and mandatory fees. The amount of funding you will receive will be based on the average amount of tuition and mandatory fees at a community college, which is estimated to be $4,000. As a last-dollar scholarship, TN Promise will provide whatever amount remains after Pell, HOPE and TSAA funds are applied. For example, if the average tuition and mandatory fees at a community college were $4,000 per year and you were receiving $3,500 in HOPE funds each year but no other federal or state aid, TN Promise would provide $500 to be applied toward tuition and mandatory fees at one of the eligible four-year institutions listed above.