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FINANCIAL AID OFFICE PHILOSOPHY AND PURPOSE

Financial Aid Office Philosophy and Purpose:

  • The purpose of our office is to enhance the growth, development and performance of all qualified students by providing financial resources and information that will enable students to maximize their educational experience.
  • Financial aid is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. Federal government, State of Tennessee, lending institutions, private agencies and postsecondary institutions may offer financial aid assistance. Most federal and state-funded financial aid programs are awarded on the basis of proven financial need. Need is defined as the difference between the cost of attendance and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is determined by a standard formula established by the US Congress.
  • It is each student's responsibility to secure the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other financial aid forms from either a High School Guidance Office and/or Financial Aid Office in ample time to complete the forms and ensure the information is received in the Financial Aid Office by the published deadline dates. The student must reapply each academic year for financial aid.

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