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Nashville State Community College Provides Students with Technology, Internet Access, Continued Academic and Non-Academic Support

 

Nashville State Community CollegeNashville, TN – Knowing that many students face barriers on a consistent basis, Nashville State Community College continues to create programs and look for innovative ways, while forging community partnerships, to help them succeed while in college. 

Nashville State Community College - Clarksville Campus

Nashville State Community College – Clarksville Campus

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Lamar Alexander says Beyond the Headlines, Congress is Reaching Results for Tennesseans

 

U.S. SenateMaryville TN – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said members of Congress have worked together to get results for Americans and for Tennesseans.

“I often suggest Tennesseans look at Washington, D.C., as if it were a split-screen television. On one side, you hear about impeachment and tweets, but, on the other side, you have members of Congress working together to get results for Americans. And in 2019, we’ve done just that.”

“Congress passed legislation in December that provides permanent funding – that is fully paid for – for HBCUs and other minority serving institutions attended by over 2 million minority students,” Senator Alexander said.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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House Passes Lamar Alexander, Patty Murray Bill to Simplify Federal Student Aid Application Form

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.) that simplifies the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form that 20 million American families, including 8 million minority students, fill out every year to qualify for federal student aid.

The legislation also permanently reauthorizes and provides $255 million in annual mandatory funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority Serving Institutions and eliminates the bureaucratic verification nightmare for most students.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Proclaims January 12th TN FAFSA Frenzy Day

 

Encourages Students to Submit FAFSA by January 17th to Meet Tennessee Promise Deadline

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has proclaimed Thursday, January 12th, as the first “TN FAFSA Frenzy Day,” encouraging high school seniors and current college students to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 17th to maintain eligibility for key scholarship programs including Tennessee Promise.

Tennessee Promise is the state’s groundbreaking scholarship and mentoring program that provides high school graduates two years of community or technical college free of tuition and fees.

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Governor Bill Haslam Encourages Tennessee Adults to “Reconnect And Complete” College Degrees

 

110,000 Tennesseans have already earned more than half the credit hours toward a degree

Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC)Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced yesterday “Tennessee Reconnect + Complete,” a Drive to 55 initiative focused on encouraging Tennessee adults with some college credit to return to college and complete their degree.

According to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC), approximately 940,000 Tennessee adults have enrolled in a postsecondary institution in the state and achieved some college credit but left before obtaining a degree or credential.

Of those, nearly 110,000 Tennesseans have earned more than half the credit hours toward a degree during the past nine years, with 25,000 likely to have enough credits to graduate in only one additional semester.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Governor Bill Haslam Encourages High School Seniors To Apply for Tennessee Promise Before November 2nd Deadline

 

15,830 Students Utilizing Tennessee Promise Benefits This Fall

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today encouraged high school seniors to apply for the Tennessee Promise, Tennessee’s groundbreaking scholarship and mentorship program that provides high school graduates last-dollar scholarships to attend two years of community or technical college free of tuition and fees. The deadline for applications is November 2nd.

According to the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC), 15,830 students from the graduating high school class of 2015 are utilizing Tennessee Promise benefits this fall, which is the first year of implementation.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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High School Students can get traditional College Experience at APSU using Tennessee Promise

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – There’s a lot of buzz these days about Tennessee Promise and going to college for free. Tennessee Promise is a good option as a last dollar scholarship for high school students in Tennessee covering tuition and mandatory fees at Tennessee community colleges and colleges of applied technology.

Another option for high school students interested in taking advantage of Tennessee Promise would be to use the scholarship at a four-year University such as Austin Peay.

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Automated IRS System Helps College-Bound Students with Financial Aid Application Process

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – College-bound students and their parents sometimes face last minute requests to complete or provide additional information for financial aid applications.

The Internal Revenue Service wants to help by minimizing time spent on the completion of the Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, applicants can automatically transfer required tax data from their federal tax returns directly to their FAFSA form. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Reports: Seven Steps to Tackle Student Debt

 

Plus, how to go to college without borrowing money

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – There are more than 36 million people saddled with federal student debt, but the depressed job market makes repaying education loans harder than it has been in decades.

Consumer Reports has identified seven steps borrowers can take to help them get a handle on their debt.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University Financial Aid to hold College Goal Sunday on February 12th

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For the seventh year, Austin Peay State University will participate in College Goal Sunday to assist students needing money to go to college.

College Goal Sunday is a statewide, one-day initiative coordinated by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corp. to help prospective students and parents in finding state and federal financial aid for their postsecondary education. «Read the rest of this article»

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