Tennessee raising income level for UT Promise Scholarship

UT System raising the qualifying family income level to $60,000

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – The University of Tennessee System will make more families eligible for the UT Promise scholarships.

During a Trustee committee meeting on Thursday, they announced their plans to raise the qualifying income level from $50,000 to $60,000.

The program offers help for working families to send their children to UT schools.

UT System President Randy Boyd said  “Now, more than half of all Tennesseans can qualify financially for UT Promise, giving working and middle-class families a little extra help with college tuition and certain fees.”

More than 1,800 students have taken advantage of the UT Promise since 2019 to seek their undergraduate degree tuition-free.

The students also get matched up with a volunteer mentor to help them through their college career (Tennessee is currently looking for more volunteer mentors).

UT Promise is a last-dollar scholarship program that guarantees free tuition and fees after other financial aid is received (such as Pell Grants, HOPE Scholarship, or other institutional scholarships) for undergraduate, Tennessee residents with a family household income under $60,000 enrolling at University of Tennessee campuses located in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Martin, Memphis and Pulaski.

Students must qualify for a Hope Scholarship and meet the entrance requirements for the institution of their choice.

Categories: Chattanooga, Education, Local News, Regional News