You can't afford to miss this deadline. Literally.

2024 FAFSA Deadline – May 15

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College in Tennessee is more affordable than you think. But if you don’t fill out your FAFSA, you could be leaving thousands of dollars on the table in state and university scholarships and aid. In Tennessee, the deadline has been extended to May 15, and for most people, the FAFSA takes only one hour to complete once they have their information gathered.  

As simple as 1, 2, 3 …

We know. It’s a lot. But filling out the FAFSA isn’t just a formality; it’s the first step to receiving financial aid for college, including the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship, The Tennessee Promise Scholarship, Tennessee Reconnect, the Tennessee Student Assistance award and more. Let’s get through it together.

Need help getting through all 36 questions?

Check out for a step-by-step guide.

Or register for an online FAFSA webinar at

Click on a university logo below for more information about specific scholarships you may qualify for once you complete the FAFSA.

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