FAFSA Deadline Update: The FAFSA deadline for TN Promise and the TN Student Assistance Award has been extended to March 1, 2022.

Overview

The Aspire Award is established and funded from the net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to entering freshmen as a supplement to the HOPE Scholarship.

Award Information
For entering freshmen beginning with fall 2015 and thereafter
  • Four-Year Institutions: Up to $750 per semester as a supplement to the HOPE Scholarship; including summer
  • Two-Year Institutions: Up to $250 per semester as a supplement to the HOPE Scholarship; including summer
Eligibility

Meet Tennessee HOPE Scholarship requirements AND must have parents’ or independent student’s and spouse’s adjusted gross income of $36,000 or less on IRS tax form

Application

Apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.gov. Applications must be received by September 1st for fall semester, February 1st for spring and summer semesters. Early application is recommended.

Termination Criteria

All attempted hours after high school graduation, including remedial and developmental studies courses are included in the total attempted semester hours.

A student may receive the HOPE Scholarship and Aspire Award until the first of the following terminating events:

  • Student has earned a baccalaureate degree; or
  • Five (5) years have passed from the date of initial enrollment at any postsecondary institution
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