About the Scholarship

The Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant program is provided by the Tennessee Lottery and administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation. This program gives opportunities for students to begin working toward a college degree, while still pursuing a high school diploma.

The Dual Enrollment program Grant program is a grant for study at an eligible post-secondary institution that is funded by the state lottery and awarded to students who are attending an eligible high school and who are also enrolled in college courses at eligible postsecondary institutions for which they will receive college credit.


How to Apply

Students who are applying for this grant can apply online via the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) College Pays website. In addition to the application, students have to submit high school transcripts and an acceptance letter to the eligible institution in which he/she plans to dual enroll. The application must be completed and processed by the end date of each semester in order for a student to participate and receive funding from this grant.


Scholarship Amount

The award amounts at eligible two-year institutions and four-year institutions will be as follows:

  • Up to $500 - Course #1

  • Up to $500 - Course #2

  • Up to $200 - Course #3

  • No award - Course #4

  • Up to $100 per credit hour - Course #5

  • Up to $100 per credit hour - Course #6

  • Up to $100 per credit hour - Course #7

  • Up to $100 per credit hour - Course #8

  1.  DEG award amounts for courses 5-8 shall not exceed $600 per semester ($1,200 per year).

  2. A student may receive funding for one (1) course per semester. To receive funding for one additional course per semester, the student must meet the minimum HOPE Scholarship academic requirements at the time of dual enrollment.

  3. Students who receive the Dual Enrollment Grant amount for more than four (4) dual enrollment courses over the junior and senior years will have the amount reduced from their Tennessee HOPE Scholarship on a dollar for dollar basis.

  4. College courses attempted and the number of years enrolled as dual-enrolled students shall not count against the 120 semester hours and five (5) years limitation for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship program.

  5. The Dual Enrollment Grant shall be used for lower-division (courses numbered 100-200 or 1000-2000) postsecondary degree-seeking courses.


Deadline Information

A student's participation in the Dual Enrollment Grant program is limited to the remaining amount of time normally required to complete the high school diploma, from the time of initial participation in the program. The grant is available for the summer term, prior to graduation from high school.

Two-year and Four-year Eligible Postsecondary Institutions:

  • September 15 – Fall Semester

  • February 1 – Spring Semester

  • May 15 – Summer Semester

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Institutions:

  • November 1 – Fall Trimester

  • March 1 – Spring Trimester

  • May 15 – Summer Trimester

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible for the Dual Enrollment Grant program, a student enrolled in an eligible high school must be admitted to and enrolled in an eligible postsecondary institution.

  • Must have completed all of the academic requirements of the 10th grade (high school sophomore) and be classified as an 11th grader (high school junior) or 12th grader (high school senior) by the student's eligible high school.

  • Must be the U.S. citizen

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