Financial Aid

Scholarships & Fee Waivers

VSCC School Code for FAFSA is 009912

Organizational & Foundation Scholarships

The scholarship program at Volunteer State Community College is funded by individuals, business and industries and civic groups through donations to the College Foundation. Scholarships can be established in memorial or tribute to a loved one. Gifts and contributions are tax deductible. Individuals or groups interested in establishing a scholarship fund are encouraged to contact the Volunteer State Foundation Office at 452-8600.

Vol State Online Scholarship Application

Scholarship application priority dates are April 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester.

As a part of the scholarship requirements, be sure to apply for admission to the college and provide your high school transcript/GED scores to the Vol State Admissions Office. Your scholarship information will be considered each time that you meet the scholarship criterion for that academic year.

List of Organizational and Foundation Scholarships

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE VOL STATE ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Presidential Scholarships

Graduating seniors may be eligible for a Presidential Scholarship in the amount of $3500. When awarded, the student agrees to work on campus 75 hours per semester. Five new and five renewal scholarships will be awarded annually.

In order to apply for the Presidential Scholarship, student must complete a VSCC Scholarship Application and submit all required admissions documents by the appropriate deadline. Entering freshmen must have at least a 3.5 high school GPA (seventh semester) and an ACT of at least 26.

To retain the award, the student must meet have completed the required work obligation and pass a minimum of 12 hours with a 3.0 semester GPA.

This scholarship can be received for only four semesters.

VSCC Academic Service Scholarships

The VSCC Academic Service Scholarship is in the amount of $2,000 per academic year. This scholarship involves on-campus work obligations on the part of the student. The VSCC Academic Service Scholarship is awarded to a limited number of incoming freshmen whose high school records show academic excellence. The requirements for this scholarship are a high school grade point average of 3.0 or more and an ACT of at least 21. The application priority date for Fall Semester is March 1.

Scholarship Retention Requirements

  1. Students must pass a minimum of 12 hours with a 2.5 semester grade point average.
  2. Scholarship students attending Summer School must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  3. Any semester in which the student does not meet the regulation in item "1" OR does not fulfill the required work obligation, the scholarship will be automatically canceled.
  4. Students can receive this scholarship for only four semesters while at VSCC.

PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER/STATE EMPLOYEE DEPENDENT DISCOUNT

Dependent children, under the age of 24, of a certified public school teacher or a full-time State Employee are eligible for a 25% discount on their maintenance fees each term at VSCC. This form must be received by the Financial Aid Office prior to registration or no later than 10 days after the semester begins.

Click here to download and print the Public School Teacher/State Employee Dependent Discount Form

STATE EMPLOYEE FEE WAIVER

Employees of the Tennessee State Government are eligible to enroll in one class per term. This form must be received by the Financial Aid Office prior to registration or no later than 10 days after the semester begins.

Click here to download and print the Employee Fee Waiver Application

PC 191 Fee Waiver

Employees of any TBR or UT system schools are eligible to enroll in one credit class per term using the PC191 fee waiver. The eligible employee must complete a fee waiver application with their personnel office each semester. The fee waiver form should be forwarded to the VSCC Financial Aid Office prior to registration or no later than 10 days after the term begins.

TBR Employee Dependents (Children or Spouse Discount)

The dependent children (under the age of 26) or spouses of employees of TBR or UT schools are eligible to receive a 50% discount toward maintenance fees each semester. The eligible employee must complete and submit a new discount form for their dependent child or spouse each semester prior to registration or no later than 10 days after the term begins.

Note: If you require assistance with any of the above forms, please do not hesitate to call the Student Financial Aid Office at (615) 230-3456, toll free 1-888-335-8722 or by email at financialaid@volstate.edu. Our Office Hours are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.