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. TSAC Grant does not need to be repaid. Applicants must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment, at least half time, at a public or an eligible non-public postsecondary institution in Tennessee. Funds are awarded on a first come, first-served basis. The TSAA is a state-funded grant program and includes funds from the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation and the federal LEAP program.
To be eligible, the applicant must:
To receive priority consideration, students are strongly encouraged to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 each year. Maximum award amounts are determined by the TSAC Board of Directors prior to the beginning of the fall term. The final amount is determined by the institution. Awards are made until funds are depleted. Awards are subject to adjustment as needed according to federal, state and school regulations.
- complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and
- be a Tennessee resident, and
- have a valid Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 2100 or less
- be enrolled at least half time at an eligible Tennessee postsecondary institution, and
- maintain institutional satisfactory academic progress, and
- not be in default on a loan or owe a refund on any grant previously received at any institution.