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TN Promise and FAFSA

Deadline for FAFSA is March 1, 2022.
First, you and your parents will each create FSA accounts.
Here is the link to create your FSA ID:
Make sure you write down the usernames and passwords and keep in a secure place. 
Second, you and your parents will need to access the FAFSA: https://studentaid.gov/fafsa-app/ROLES

Students and their parents should have with them when completing FAFSA:

    • 2020 Federal Tax Return or other income documentation
    • Social Security number(s)
    • Driver’s license (if any)
    • 2020 W-2 Forms or year-end pay stubs and other year-end records of money received
    • 2020 untaxed income records, such as child support received and veterans noneducation benefits
    • Current information on checking and savings account balances; stock, bond, and other investments; and business and farm assets
    • Your alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
    • Student and parent FSA IDs to sign the FAFSA https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch
Click on the below link to learn more of how to fill out the FAFSA with steps and videos tips:
TN Achieves FAFSA Resources
  • Make sure to locate your social security card and use a personal email for create a log in. Plan to write down on your passwords' card or keep a secure note on your phone of your username and password.
  • Create a log in go click on: https://www.tn.gov/collegepays/
  • Click on the box TSAC Student Portal
  • Register and then Create a Log in
  • Remember to Password will require a Upper Case letter, a number and a special character
  • Fill out challenge questions
  • Create My account
  • Then, click Apply and click on Tennessee Promise
  • Fill out the information
  • For graduation, go ahead an put the date of 05/20/2022.
  • If it changes, it will be ok. TN promise monies apply for next Fall anyway. Be sure to pick a school in the scroll down on that last page. Hit done at the end.
  • Remember, community service hours are mandatory to receive TN promise! Check out the deadlines for hours. Encourage all December graduates to complete yours by December 10. Click here: https://tnachieves.org/community-service/
  • One way to receive community service hours if you cannot do in person due to Covid is through webinars, click here https://tnachieves.org/community-service/webinars/
  • Community Service information: https://tnachieves.org/community-service/
  • Important Dates for Seniors: https://tnachieves.org/high-school-class-of-2022
  • Every Senior TN Promise student needs to create a Connect Account. Those who missed the TN Promise meeting must also watch the webinar through the Connect account to receive credit. Here is the Connect link or use the QR link below below the FAFSA information. https://tnachieves.org/mentors/tnachieves-connect/