Military Transition Grant

As a Military Affiliated Student (Student Veteran or Military Dependent), you may be eligible for a Military Transition Grant.  The Military Transition Grant is a fund to support military affiliated students with emergency needs.  The maximum award per student is $300.00 total for the grant period of January 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.

Student Veteran and Military Dependent Descriptions

The following lists the description of both Student Veteran and Military Dependent:

Student Veteran: Any student who is currently serving, former, or inactive members of the active-duty military, the National Guard, or Reserves of the United States Armed Forces, regardless of deployment status, combat experience, legal veteran status as per the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) or using of DVA or Department of Defense (DoD) educational benefits. NOTE: For this RFI, the term veteran or student veteran may also be used interchangeably as a generalized term.

Military Dependent: Any student attending a higher education institution who is the qualified spouse, natural, adopted, or stepchild or parents of the veteran or military service member. Generally, these students are tracked due to using DVA or DoD educational benefits such as the GI Bill®. Use of these benefits is not a requirement to fit this definition.

Grant Uses

The grant can go towards the following items:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Books and Supplies


To be eligible to apply for the grant, each program participant must:

  • Be military-affiliated
  • Be enrolled in at least six (6) credit/contact hours at a Tennessee Board of Regents school
  • Be currently living in Tennessee
  • Submit a Military Transition Grant application with a brief description and self-certification of their need

If eligible and approved to receive grant funds, payments will be made to students via the student account.

After the funds are posted on the student account, payment would process approximately within 5 to 7 business days, either direct deposited if student has an account on file with the Business Office or a paper check mailed via the U.S Post Office.

Depending on the financial institution, processing days can vary with some taking longer than others. An estimated date cannot be determined for paper checks delivered by the U.S. Post Office.

If a student wants to set up direct deposit, it takes 3 to 5 business days for it to become active in the Business Office system.

Students will have to pay sales taxes on goods/services they use the funds against.

Next Steps

If you are interested in applying for the Military Transition Grant:

  1. Complete the application: Military Transition Grant Application
  2. Email completed application to