Student Handbook

Federal/State Financial Aid Programs

Federal Pell Grant

A Federal Pell Grant is an award to help undergraduates pay for their education after high school. For the Federal Pell Grant Program, an undergraduate is one who has not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. The amount of Pell Grant received is calculated based on the student’s expected family contribution.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

A Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need, as determined by the College. Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients with a zero EFC. The amount of the FSEOG award is $200.00 per payment period. Students with a 4-year degree are not eligible.

Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)

The FWS program provides part-time jobs for students who have financial needs. Students will generally work on-campus after class in staff support jobs. Funds and job availability are limited.

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Reconnect Scholarship

The Tennessee Reconnect Grant is a last-dollar grant that pays the remaining balance of tuition and mandatory fees after other state and federal financial aid have been applied.

Tennessee Promise Scholarship

Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program focused on increasing the number of students that attend college in Tennessee. It provides students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees not covered by other state and federal financial aid.

Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA)

The Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program (TSAA) was established to provide non-repayable financial assistance to financially needy undergraduate students who are residents of Tennessee. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment, at least half-time, at a public or an eligible non-public postsecondary institution in Tennessee.

Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant (WNTSG)

The Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant is a part of the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program. The WNTSG is a grant that is available only to Tennessee residents that attend a Tennessee College of Applied Technology.