With this financial assistance, a Tusculum education is achievable. We support students who are accepted for admission with abundant resources such as scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs. With this financial assistance, a Tusculum education is achievable.
Some awards that a student may see on their financial aid award offer include, but are not limited to:
Tusculum Academic Scholarship: Academic based scholarship that is based on GPA, ACT and/or SAT. This scholarship is determined at time of acceptance by our admission’s department. Every student in the residential program qualifies for a Tusculum Scholarship. For those students with exceptional grades and ACT and/or SAT scores, they may receive the Tusculum Charter Academic Scholarship, Tusculum Heritage Academic Scholarship, or the Tusculum Legacy Academic Scholarship. For more information about the different academic scholarships, please contact our Admission’s Department.
Appalachian Regional Community Scholarship: Students who live in the Appalachian Region can be awarded up to $1,000.
First in Family Scholarship: First time in college students who are the first in their family to obtain a bachelor’s degree can receive up to $500.
Pell Grant: Federal based grant that is determined by the completion of the FAFSA. The FAFSA will produce an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Students who fall between the range of a 0 EFC to a 6206 EFC qualify for a portion of the Federal Pell Grant. For 0 EFC students, they are eligible up to $6,895. For more information, please see https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/grants/pell.
Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant: $500 federal scholarship provided to students who are a 0 EFC and who submit their FAFSA before February 1st.
Tennessee State Assistance Award (TSAC TSAA): Tennessee Grant awarded to TN Residents who have an EFC within Federal Pell Grant range and who file their FAFSA before February 1st. Students who attend Tusculum University and meet the criteria are eligible for up to $4,000 per academic year in this award. For more information, please see https://www.tn.gov/collegepays/money-for-college/grant-programs/tennessee-student-assistance-award.html.
Tennessee Hope Scholarship: Tennessee Scholarship awarded to TN Residents who graduate from an eligible TN High School. Student must enroll into college no later than 16 months from the day the student graduates from high school. Student must also have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or a 21 ACT/1060 SAT. Student must file FAFSA by September 1st for fall and February 1st for spring and summer. For Freshman/Sophomores, this Scholarship is up to $4,500; Juniors/Seniors up to $5,700 per academic year. For more information, please see https://www.tn.gov/collegepays/money-for-college/tn-education-lottery-programs/tennessee-hope-scholarship.html.
Tennessee Aspire Award: Supplement to the TN Hope Scholarship. If the student is TN Hope eligible and the AGI on the FAFSA is less than $36,000, the student will receive up to $1,500 per academic year.
Tennessee General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS): Supplement to the TN Hope Scholarship. Student must be TN Hope Eligible and graduate from High School with a 3.75 GPA AND a 29 ACT/1330 SAT. Students can receive up to $1,000 from this award. Cannot be combined with Aspire Award. If student is eligible for both, Aspire will be awarded.
Tusculum Opportunity Grant: Need based institutional Grant determined by EFC and other institutional aid. Amount varies by student need.
Tennessee Students who file their FAFSA early and are eligible for Full Pell Grant, TSAA, and HOPE Scholarship will be designated as a Pioneer 100 student. Pioneer 100 students are students who have 100% of their tuition paid by Gift Aid.
For an individualized estimate of your financial aid package, please click on the Net Price Calculator and fill in your information.
For every student who is accepted to Tusculum University and has filled out a FAFSA, financial aid will email and mail you an individualized award offer. Our award offers come in Bright Tusculum Orange envelopes!
For more information, please visit https://site.tusculum.edu/financial-aid/types-of-aid/institutional-scholarships/
Please click on the the Net Price Calculator above to get an individualized Award Offer estimate that shows aid packaged to Direct Cost. To review our Cost of Attendance for each program Tusculum University offers, please see our Consumer Information Page.
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Traditional Undergraduate Students who decide to “Jumpstart” their education by taking 6 credit hours the summer before the first fall semester, can qualify for $500 in the Jumpstart Scholarship.Learn More