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Each year Tennessee Wesleyan College awards millions of dollars as endowed scholarships or institutional grants. These grants vary from $500 to higher, depending on your GPA, SAT/ACT and financial need. You must submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application in order to qualify for these funds.
Federal Pell Grant
This is a direct grant from the Federal Government based on financial need and is restricted to undergraduates and U.S. citizens or those in the U.S. for other than temporary reasons. The Federal Pell Grant program describes an undergraduate as one who has not earned a bachelor's degree. For many students, Federal Pell Grants provide a "foundation" of financial aid, to which aid from other federal and non-federal sources may be added. Unlike loans, grants do not have to be paid back. Students must re-apply each year. The period of eligibility is extended to the period required for completion of the first baccalaureate degree. The recipient must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
The SEOG is a federal grant administered by Tennessee Wesleyan College of up to $500 per year. This program is restricted to U.S. citizens, or those in the U.S. for other than temporary purposes, who are undergraduates maintaining satisfactory academic progress, with priority given to Pell Grant recipients.
Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA)
The Tennessee Student Assistant Award Program is a state-funded grant program. Students must demonstrate need and be a Tennessee resident attending college in Tennessee. TSAAs are offered to Federal Pell recipients pending availability of funds from the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be processed by January of each year in order for the student to receive his or her maximum eligibility for TSAA funding.
Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarship (TELS)
TELS is honored by Tennessee Wesleyan College and administered through the Financial Aid Office. The scholarship is awarded in accordance with the laws passed by the Tennessee General Assembly.