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TN Promise FAFSA filing deadline is Feb. 1

Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 1:49 pm

The TN Promise Free

Application for Federal

Student Aid (FAFSA)

filing deadline is quickly

approaching. Saturday,

February 1, 2020

is the  nal day for both

TN Promise high school

and college students to

complete the 2020-2021

FAFSA to retain scholarship

eligibility. The FAFSA,

a federal application,

is the primary  financial

aid application that any

student enrolling in postsecondary

must complete

in order to determine

state and federal scholarship

and grant quali cations.

“tnAchieves strongly

encourages all students,

regardless of post-secondary

plans, to  le the

FAFSA as soon as possible,”

says Amanda

Schneider, tnAchieves

Senior Director of Communications.

“The FAFSA

is directly correlated

with increased college

enrollment and completion.

Completing a FAFSA

creates opportunities

for students as it allows a

student to access federal

and state aid.”

Not only has Tennessee’s

college going rate

increased to nearly 63

percent since the implementation

of TN Promise,

Tennessee has become

a national leader in

FAFSA completion over

the past  ve years. This

is in large part due to increased

communication

and intentional support.

“Local communities

continue to come together

to assist students in successfully

completing FAFSA

and enrolling in postsecondary,”

says Krissy

DeAlejandro, tnAchieves

Executive Director. “School

counselors, K12 administration,

college professionals,

state agencies and local

non-profits have aligned to

off er critical support as students

and families begin

and complete the financial

aid process. This alignment

is crucial to ensuring

student success and college

completion!”

For TN Promise eligibility,

high school seniors

and current TN Promise

college students must

complete the 2020-2021

FAFSA no later than February

1, 2020. The FAFSA

is found at www.fafsa.gov.

For assistance in completing

FAFSA, students

and families may contact

tnachieves@tnachieves.

org. For more information,

please visit www.tnachieves.

org.

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