Tennessee Promise

Go to college tuition-free.

COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19's potential ongoing impact on student enrollment THEC/TSAC has extended the allowance for TN Promise students to start the Fall 2020 semester enrolled less than full-time and remain eligible to participate in the program. THEC/TSAC will continue to monitor the impact from COVID-19 on our state to determine any additional accommodations which may become necessary. For questions, please email tn.promise@tn.gov.

Apply to TN Promise

Apply for the scholarship by completing the TN Promise application by November 1 of your senior year of high school. The application can be found at the link below.

Go to the TSAC Student Portal

Once you have applied, you will receive communications explaining your next steps.

How to Remain Eligible

To remain eligible for Tennessee Promise, you must:

  • Complete eight hours of community service each semester. Community service opportunities are listed here.
  • Meet with your mentor at your set time.
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA.
  • Complete an associate’s degree in five semesters.

TN Promise Student Handbook

The Class of 2020 TN Promise Handbook, provided by TN Achieves, outlines the steps you will take to complete the college access process and begin your first semester as a TN Promise Scholar.

Read the Class of 2020 TN Promise Handbook (PDF).