State extends TN Promise application deadline to December 1

The state recently extended the TN Promise deadline for all 2021 seniors until December 1. (File Photo)

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission announced this week that it will extend the TN Promise Scholarship deadline from November 2 to December 1. State officials said they made the change in order to accommodate students facing hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In a time of tremendous disruption for many of our students, we want to be cognizant of the barriers students are facing and be flexible where we can,” Executive Director Mike Krause said in a press release. “Extending this deadline will ensure students who wish to attend a community or technical college tuition-free have the fullest possible opportunity to do so. We do not want the pandemic to deter students from applying.”

TN Promise gives students the opportunity to access last-dollar scholarships. It allows every high school student to attend a community or technical college tuition-free. Applicants also have access to critical non-financial supports as part of the program, including a volunteer mentor from their community.

TnAchieves recognizes that the college and scholarship process is daunting and offers support to both students and families in the process. Students in need of application support can reach out to tnAchieves by emailing tnAchieves@tnAchieves.org.

Current high school seniors must apply for TN Promise by November 2, at www.tn.gov/tnpromise. If you have any questions, please visit www.tnAchieves.org. Students must also complete the 2021-22 FAFSA by February 1, 2021 to remain eligible. •

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