Federal Pell Grants
We do not permit federal loans. Our students use federal Pell grants, which do not have to be paid back.
How to Accurately Fill Out the FAFSA
The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is a form that students fill out to apply for federal financial aid. In order to award eligible students with grants, the government assesses the information that is included on the FAFSA. Apply at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
What do I need?
- A valid email account
- A FSA ID (see below)
- Tax information for you and your parent(s) if you are dependent (see below)
- William R. Moore’s Federal School Code: 013531
How do I get a FSA ID?
Obtain a FSA ID by going to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa. You’ll be prompted to create a username, choose and answer security questions and create a password. You will need this password to electronically sign your FAFSA and/or make changes.
If you are a dependent student, your parent must also create a username and password and register the username and password with a different email address than the dependent student applying. Once you fill out the FAFSA, both YOU and your PARENT’S passwords will be used to electronically sign the FAFSA.
How do I know if I’m a dependent?
Undergraduate students who are under age 24 as of December 31 of the award year are considered to be dependent for federal student aid purposes unless they are married, have dependents other than a spouse, are an orphan, a veteran or active duty member of the US Armed Forces, or satisfy other very limited criteria. If you are a dependent, you must use your parent(s) tax information to fill out the FAFSA. Fill out the FAFSA as accurately as possible. Questions on the “student status” part of the FAFSA will determine dependency.
Did you know? If you plan on attending Moore Tech Winter 2020 or Spring 2020, you will need to fill out the 2019/2020 FAFSA online application that requests 2017 tax information. The 20/21 FAFSA opened October 1, 2019. If you will be attending Moore Tech after Spring 2020, you need to fill out the 20/21 FAFSA online application that will request 2018 tax information.
OK. I have everything. What Next?
Answer all questions truthfully. During the application process, if asked if you want to use the IRS data retrieval tool to transfer your tax information, please do so. The IRS data retrieval tool, pulls your tax information directly from the IRS, allowing the school to process your grant quicker.
- If you are a male, register for Selective Service.
- Read the Household size questions carefully. There are help “buttons” along the way to help you through the application if you have questions.
- Be sure when prompted to add a school, that you put in our school code: 013531.
- Review your FAFSA thoroughly, electronically sign it (along with your parent(s), if applicable), and click submit.
- We can process your FAFSA in just a few days.
Veterans, active duty service members and other persons eligible for veteran’s benefits must first enroll for benefits with Veteran Affairs (VA). The student must first complete the VA application for benefits and be declared certified by the VA to obtain funding. The VA prefers individuals to apply for benefits online https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/.
Those attempting to obtain benefits are required to comply with the eligibility requirements of the VA before funds can be distributed. To apply for Educational benefits please apply here: https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/
Should Veterans, active duty service members and other persons eligible for veteran’s benefits not follow the steps required by VA to have education funded the student may be required to pay for their tuition out of pocket.
Submission of the DD-214, copy of VA certificate of eligibility, and completed College online application is required by the student. Please communicate with the College VA Liaison-Monica Clifton with any questions mclifton [at] mooretech [dot] edu.
Veteran protection under: PL: 115-407 section 103 - Any covered individual will be able to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes).
Tennessee Promise, a statewide program that allows graduating high school and home school seniors the opportunity to earn a degree or certificate from a community or technical college regardless of financial status.
Introduced in 2015, Tennessee Promise is a scholarship, mentoring and community service program that began fall semester 2015. It provides students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the Tennessee Promise will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell Grant, the HOPE scholarship, or TSAA funds. Students may use the scholarship at Moore Tech to obtain an associate degree. 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 prior to each term enrolled, as well as maintain satisfactory academic progress (2.0 GPA) at their institution.
Who is eligible?
- Tennessee resident
- Graduate from eligible TN high school or home school program, or, prior to 19 years of age, obtain GED or HiSET diploma
What are the initial requirements for Tennessee Promise?
- Complete the Tennessee Promise application
- Apply to Moore Tech
- Work with an assigned mentor
- Meet all deadlines and requirements
- Enroll in Moore Tech
- Begin college the fall after graduation
- Attend full-time
What fees are covered by the Tennessee Promise?
- Maintenance Fee
- Student Activity Fee
- Technology Access Fee
- Campus Access Fee
- International Education
Important Dates for Students
In order to participate in the Tennessee Promise, students must meet several requirements and deadlines:
- Apply to the Tennessee Promise program by Nov. 1, 2019 - TN Promise Application
- Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA application between October 1, 2019 and February 1, 2020 - FAFSA Application.
- Attend mandatory meetings as coordinated by your county’s partnering organization.
- Complete and submit 8 hours of community service before each semester of full-time enrollment.
- Deadline to complete financial aid verification (if selected) - July 1