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- To apply for Federal and State aid you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application. You may apply online using FAFSA on the Web or call the Financial Aid Office and request a paper FAFSA application to be mailed to you.
- Vol State does not determine eligibility.
- You must re-apply each year.
- You should apply early.
- More detailed information about financial aid including the Hope Scholarship is available on the Vol State Financial Aid website.
The purpose of student Financial Aid is to provide a comprehensive program of financial assistance to qualified students who would find it difficult or impossible to attend Volunteer State Community College without financial assistance. It’s to your advantage to apply early.
Financial aid is administered in conjunction with the nationally established policy and philosophy that the student and his/her family have the primary responsibility for financing a college education. Financial assistance is designed only for filling in the gap between the family’s potential resources and the student’s expenses.
To apply for Federal and State aid you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application. You may apply online using FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you do not have internet access, you may call the Financial Aid Office and request a paper FAFSA application to be mailed to you. Using the Web version of the FAFSA allows the federal processor to do a “final check” of your information to make sure your FAFSA is ready for processing before it is submitted. To apply online, both the student and parent will need to obtain a federal PIN before you can fully submit your application for aid. The PIN can be obtained from the same website.
The financial information you and your family provide on the FAFSA is analyzed by the federal processor to determine the family contribution. Family contribution is the amount that you and your family should be able to pay toward your cost of education. Need is the difference between the amount your and your family can contribute and the cost to attend the college of your choice. The primary responsibility for paying for your education belongs to you and your family.
Cost of Attendance - Expected Family Contribution = Family Need
You must apply for financial aid each academic year by completing the appropriate FAFSA application. Your financial needs may change and must be re-evaluated. The priority date for applying for fall semester financial assistance is April 15. After this date, financial aid will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as money is available.
To find out more detailed information about financial aid, including rules and regulations concerning the Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarship (Hope Scholarship), and Vol State scholarship deadlines, visit the Vol State Financial Aid website .