Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program focused on increasing the number of students that attend college in our state. It provides students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or state student assistance funds. Students may use the scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology, or other eligible institution offering an associate’s degree program.

While removing the financial burden is key, a critical component of Tennessee Promise is the individual guidance each participant will receive from a mentor who will assist the student as he or she navigates the college admissions process. This is accomplished primarily via mandatory meetings that students must attend in order to remain eligible for the program. In addition, Tennessee Promise participants must complete eight hours of community service per term enrolled, as well as maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 GPA) at their institution.



You may be surprised to learn that a number of smaller Tennessee colleges and universities have a robust package of four-year online courses and programs to choose from. Schools like Johnson University and Middle Tennessee State offer at least five fully online undergraduate programs, in addition to a selection of electives and a large list of fully online graduate and two-year programs. As such schools prove how successful they can be by embracing online education, it makes sense that a large number of Tennessee schools have joined their ranks.

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