Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship

Frequently Asked Questions about the Lottery Scholarship

The Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship program is administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) and is funded by the Tennessee Lottery Education Act.  There are five scholarships within the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program available to JSCC students:

Hope Scholarship
General Assembly Merit Scholarship (GAMS)
Aspire Award
Hope Access Grant (Access)
Non-Traditional Hope Scholarship

The application for all lottery scholarships is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

In order to allow sufficient time for processing, we suggest the following application deadlines for the lottery scholarship:
Jun 15th - fall semester
Nov 15th - spring semester
Feb 1st - summer semester

However, JSCC will continue to process lottery scholarships through the following state deadlines:
Sep 1st - fall semester
Feb 1st - spring and summer semesters

These are lottery deadlines only.  Please refer to Financial Aid Deadlines for all other deadlines.


How to Change the Institution for Lottery - Making this change online is faster, and is the preferred method for changing the institution.  If you are unable to change the institution online, you can print the Change of Institution form, complete the form, and bring it to the Financial Aid Office.

Change of Enrollment Status  Use this form to request permission to drop and/or withdraw from courses PRIOR to doing so.  If you failed to follow proper procedure (requesting prior permission to drop and/or withdraw), you can use this form, along with an explanation of your failure to request prior permission.

Notification of Grade Change   Use this form to notify our office of a grade change.  This must be done within 30 days of the grade change.

Request for Leave of Absence
Request for Exemption from Timely Enrollment
TELS Acknowledgement Letter  Explanation of policies & procedures
TELS Regain Form   Use this form to request regain of scholarship (ONE-time option which can ONLY be used at a benchmark semester)
TELS Repeat Form   Use this form to utilize a repeat grade (ONE-time option;  DO NOT complete until the repeated grade is known) 
TELS Appeals and Exceptions Process
Guide for Non-Traditional Lottery Students
Lottery Tidbits
Quick Reference Information
Terms to Know

For more detailed information, visit the TSAC website -  click here!

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