FAFSA deadline for TN Promise & TN Student Assistance Award extended to March 1, 2021

FAFSA deadline for TN Promise & TN Student Assistance Award extended to March 1 this year

High school seniors and college students applying for the Tennessee Promise scholarship and Tennessee Student Assistance Award programs, take heart: you have an extra month – to March 1, 2021 – to file your FAFSA application this year.

Due to conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission/Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation extended the Tennessee Promise FAFSA deadline and the priority FAFSA deadline for the Tennessee Student Assistance Award from Feb. 1 to March 1 of this year.

The extension is in effect for high school seniors applying for the first time and for students already receiving the assistance. Students participating in the Tennessee Promise scholarship program must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), or renewal FAFSA, each year to remain eligible. For more information, see the Tennessee Promise website.

NEW: In addition, THE Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation has announced new extended deadlines for the Tennessee Reconnect program, for adults without college degrees or credentials, and for Dual Enrollment Grants, for high school students taking for-credit college courses. For more information: https://www.tbr.edu/news/deadlines-extended-tn-reconnect-adults-without-degrees-dual-enrollment-grants-high-school

The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving approximately 140,000 students. The system is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.