Federal & State Aid

Application Process

Apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
To be eligible for federal financial aid, you must meet certain requirements. For example, you must
• Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
• Be registered with Selective Service (if required)
• Attend a college that participates in the Title IV programs
• Be working toward a degree or certificate
• Be making satisfactory academic progress
• Not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal educational loan
• Have "financial need" as determined by the FAFSA.

Application Process
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Make sure you include Trevecca’s Title IV school code. Our code is 003526. Please note that this is the first step and must be completed to determine eligibility for grants, loans, and some scholarships. Apply now at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • Our office will receive a copy of your application 7-10 days after completion.
  • You will be notified if additional documents or corrections are needed to your application.
  • Once all information has been received and you have completed your requirements for admission to the University, our office will mail you an award packet.
  • Graduate students are awarded on a continued basis
  • Remember to complete your FAFSA as early as possible each year in order to be eligible for the maximum aid available.

Loan Process

The Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program is available for graduate student borrowers, unsubsidized. All students who wish to borrow must complete the FAFSA each year.

An Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan is also a federal loan that must be repaid. "Unsubsidized" means that interest will accrue while the student is in school. The student can choose to pay the interest while in school or defer the interest and have it added to the principal balance. The interest on this loan is also fixed at 6.21%.


State Aid Process

TN Teaching Scholars Program

Tennessee residents, U.S. citizens, College juniors, seniors and post-baccalaureate students admitted to a teacher education program at an eligible Tennessee postsecondary institution. Awards based on available funds, applicant ranking of GPA’s, test scores and teaching shortage area. Undergraduate students must be enrolled full-time, graduate students at least half-time. Applicants cannot be licensed teachers or receive the scholarship while employed in teaching positions. Renewal Criteria:  2.75 cumulative GPA, renewal application required.
Up to $4,500 per academic year. Maximum of 4 years of eligibility. Loan forgiveness has an employment obligation or it becomes a loan.

Application available at www.TN.gov/collegepays.

For consideration, completed application, required documentation, and transcript must be received by TSAC no later than April 15.