TN Promise & Open Access Putting College Within Reach for Every High School Student Since its launch in 2015, Tennessee Promise has made college accessible for every high school student regardless of high school grade point average, socio-economic status or zip code. The last-dollar scholarship covers tuition and mandatory fees not covered by other sources of aid.
Positive Growth & Student Success for the Tennessee Promise Program
2018 FAFSA FILING RATES
*Share of public high school graduates who enroll at a postsecondary institution in the summer or fall semester immediately after high school graduation.
2015 Cohort 2016 Cohort 2017 Cohort
1,919 1,940 1,958
* First- to second-year retention of Tennessee Promise students.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS
*”Success” at a community is defined as having received an award, transferred to a four-year school or still enrolled in college. ”Success” at a TCAT is defined as having earned a diploma or certificate.