UT urges students to apply for federal aid as new deadline approaches

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — University of Tennessee leaders are urging students to take advantage of the free application for federal tuition aid before it’s too late. After the new version of FAFSA rolled out in December of last year, the deadline to complete the FAFSA was pushed back to May 15. “We believe that being able […]

Tennessee’s public universities urge FAFSA application completion

Four the Future campaign guides applicants amid FAFSA deadline extension NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 3, 2024) – As part of the Four the Future initiative, a collaborative effort among 10 public universities in Tennessee aimed at promoting the value of a four-year degree, college applicants are urged to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid […]

Opinion: Education key to reviving rural communities

Dr. Brian Noland / ETSU

No matter where I go, I always tout the value of pursuing some form of higher education. I note that there are many options, ranging from trade and technical schools to certificate programs to community colleges and four-year institutions.

We Tennessee public university presidents all want citizens to get a four-year degree

Recently there’s been increased conversation over the value of a college degree. We, the presidents of Tennessee’s public universities represented by this consortium, are working together to deliver a unified message: Yes, a public university degree is worth it, and it is especially valuable in Tennessee. Through financial aid and scholarships like Tennessee HOPE, many […]

Tennessee universities, typically rivals, come together to encourage college enrollment

Students walk past Fred Brown Hall during the first day of the fall semester on the University of Tennessee's campus in Knoxville on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel

Ten public universities across Tennessee announced a joint campaign to promote awareness of the value of earning a four-year degree. The consortium of schools kicked off its “Four the Future” campaign Tuesday that features billboards, TV spots and digital media. The campaign will also include community meetings across the state. The unifying theme of the […]

Tennessee Higher Education Commission Announces Fall 2023 College Enrollment Data

NASHVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) today released the latest student enrollment data for the fall 2023 semester, indicating that 214,476 students across the state enrolled at community colleges and public universities for fall 2023. This represents an increase of 4,528 students, which is a 2.2% increase compared with fall 2022. “More and […]

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