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What is Tennessee Promise?

Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program that began in the fall of 2015.

Although the Tennessee Promise Scholarship is considered a last dollar scholarship, it does not pay last dollar when utilized at a four-year institution. The scholarship only covers the average state community college costs of tuition and mandatory fees not met by gift aid from the Pell, TELS (including the HOPE scholarship, Access Grant, Aspire Scholarship, etc.) or TSAA programs.

Students may use the scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology, or other eligible institution offering an associate’s degree program. While removing the financial burden is key, a critical component of Tennessee Promise is the individual guidance each participant will receive from a mentor who will assist the student as he or she navigates the college admissions process. In addition, Tennessee Promise participants must complete eight hours of community service per term enrolled, as well as maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 GPA) at their institution.

Learn more about the Tennessee Promise Scholarship

What Associate Degrees are offered at Austin Peay?

Austin Peay is one of two State Universities where you can take advantage of the Tennessee Promise scholarship. To take advantage of this scholarship, you will need to enroll in one of our associate degree programs offered. To find what associate degrees are offered please visit the Program Finder and filter the degree types by associate degree.