We do not permit federal loans. Our students use federal Pell grants, which do not have to be paid back.
As of September 1, we will be entering the 22/23 Award year.
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?
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 the age of 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.
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.
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 are required by the student. Please communicate with the College VA Liaison-Monica Clifton with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 of 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?
For more information on Tennessee Promise, visit the following links:
TN Promise Information
Apply for TN Promise/Student Checklist
For financial Aid questions, please email Monica Clifton | email@example.com