UT Promise is a last-dollar, undergraduate scholarship that will guarantee free tuition and mandatory fees to qualifying Tennessee residents enrolling at UT campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin and Memphis.

As a last-dollar scholarship, UT Promise will be applied after other financial aid is received. UT Promise is an expansion of scholarship offerings and does not replace existing scholarships.

It is important to note that UT Promise functions separately from TN Promise and can only be used at universities falling under the University of Tennessee system.

Click here to complete the UT Promise application by December 15, 2019!

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • November 1: 

    Complete the TN Promise application.

  • December 15: 

    Apply for admission to your UT institution of choice.

  • December 15: 

    Complete the UT Promise application.

  • February 1: 

    File the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • March/April: 

    Attend mentor meeting hosted by tnAchieves.
  • May 1: 

    Submit all requested admissions documents to your UT institution of choice.

  • July 1: 

    Complete and submit 8 hours of community service.

  • July 1: 

    Complete financial aid verification, if selected.

  • July 1: 

    Ensure UT institution of choice is listed on your TSAC Portal and FAFSA.

  • Fall 2020: 

    Enroll as a full-time student at your UT institution of choice.

  • Fall 2020:

    Connect with UT Promise Mentor.

Additional requirements:

Free tuition and mandatory fees for in-state students meeting all of the following criteria:

  • A family household income under $50,000.*
  • Receive the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship.
  • Be admitted to your UT institution of choice and enroll within 16 months of high school graduation.

To maintain eligibility a student must:

  • Be a full-time, continuously enrolled student.
  • Maintain the Tennessee HOPE scholarship.
  • Complete FAFSA annually, including any verification requirements.
  • Complete service and mentoring requirements each semester.

*The accurate, verifiable total combined amount of parent and student adjusted gross income and untaxed income of less than $50,000, AND a total maximum asset amount of less than $75,000, as defined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For more information on UT Promise, visit utpromise.tennessee.edu.

Please contact Krissy DeAlejandro at krissy@tnachieves.org or Ashton Braddock at utpromise@tennessee.edu with any questions specifically regarding UT Promise.