Financial Aid

Purpose Statement

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.

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.

All applicants for financial aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  This form is on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  April 15 is the priority date for applying for federal financial aid for the Fall semester.  After this date, financial aid will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until all funds have been exhausted.

Renewal of aid is not automatic; students must file a new FAFSA form each academic year.  All first-time applicants must be fully accepted for admission by the College before aid will be awarded.  For inquiries, email the Financial Aid Office at financial.aid@volstate.edu

VSCC Financial Aid Office
Ramer Administration Building 132
Office Hours - Monday through Friday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone - (615) 230-3456
Fax Number - (615) 230-3487

Financial Aid

Check Your Vol State EMAIL Regularly
The Financial Aid Office will be sending information to your Vol State email account only. Be sure to check your email regularly so that you don't miss important updates.

Have you filed FAFSA yet?
In order to be considered for financial aid (grants and loans) you MUST complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. For spring or summer of 2018 you will need to complete the 17-18 FAFSA and for fall 2018 you will need to complete the 18-19 FAFSA.  This application could take up to four weeks to process in the Financial Aid Office.

Beware of Possible "Financial Aid" Scams
The Tennessee Attorney General has issued a press release warning against scams targeting people looking for financial aid. You shouldn't have to pay anything to get help filling out financial aid forms, including the FAFSA.