Tennessee Promise Scholarship Deadline Quickly Approaches


Courtesy of Motlow State Community College

February 15, 2016 is a critical deadline for three important requirements for Tennessee high school students who wish to attend Motlow State Community College and take advantage of the Tennessee Promise scholarship.

By Feb. 15, student applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); they must complete a Motlow admissions application; and they must attend their first mandatory Tennessee Promise meeting coordinated by TN Achieves.

The Tennessee Promise scholarship is available to Tennessee high school seniors throughout the Motlow 11-county service area, without an academic or income requirement. Complete information for future Motlow State students who will attend utilizing the Tennessee Promise is available at www.TNpromise.mscc.edu. Jonathan Graham, Tennessee Promise specialist at Motlow, offered advice to interested students, “It is extremely important that the FAFSA be completed by Feb. 15 in order to be eligible for the Tennessee Promise. Students and parents are encouraged to participate in one of the free FAFSA workshops either at Motlow or at the students’ high school.”

Graham also stated, “Students can receive help with their Motlow admission application by going to the Motlow admissions office. Mandatory TN Achieves meetings will be held at the students’ high school as well. High school guidance counselors will be advising students of the dates and times of each mandatory meeting.”

High school seniors planning to attend Motlow State Community College, and their parents, are invited to attend a free workshop to learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The workshop will be at the Smyrna campus on Feb. 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with registration in the main lobby. To RSVP please email Donna Dunaway at [email protected].

Participants will learn how to apply for and manage their financial aid at this special workshop, and should bring any 2015 tax and payroll information.

The FAFSA must be completed to help determine a student’s eligibility to receive financial aid, including the Tennessee Promise scholarship. Students and parents provide information regarding dependency, assets, and income among the several questions to be answered. Any students who have submitted a FAFSA previously must resubmit one for the upcoming year with any updated information.

For more information, contact the Motlow Financial Aid office by calling 931-393-1553 or email Donna Dunaway at [email protected]. – See more at: http://www.mscc.edu/news/011916SMYFafsa.aspx#sthash.ThZ8ne5F.dpuf

To apply to Motlow, students can go to the Motlow website at www.mscc.edu and click on “Apply now” For information regarding TN Achieves, students can go to www.tnachieves.org and click on “Team Meetings.”


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