Other Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

A Pell grant is funded by the federal government and does not have to be repaid. The Pell Grant may only be awarded to undergraduate, degree-seeking students who have not already obtained a bachelor's degree. The award amount is based on a student's financial need as determined by the FAFSA and enrollment status. Students' awards will be adjusted based on number of hours enrolled if less than full-time (12 hours). The U.S. Department of Education guarantees that eligible students will receive their awarded amount.  An otherwise eligible student can receive the Federal Pell Grant until the earliest of a bachelor's degree or until the student has received the Federal Pell Grant for an equivalent of 12 full-time semesters. This limitation includes the percentage of Federal Pell Grant the student has received from all post-secondary institutions.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

SEOG is a grant funded by the federal government for undergraduate, degree-seeking students with exceptional financial need. The amount of SEOG funds is limited. Priority is given to students who receive Federal Pell Grants and are in good academic standing. A SEOG grant does not have to be repaid.  There is no guarantee that every eligible student will be able to receive a SEOG award.

Tennessee State Assistance Award (TSAA)

The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) provides a need-based grant program for undergraduate students attending eligible Tennessee institutions. Recipients must be U.S. citizens, meet Tennessee residency requirements for state student aid, be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, and meet TSAC's need requirements based on the FAFSA. Awards vary based on need and enrollment status. Funds are awarded on a "first-come-first-serve" basis.