Dual Enrollment Grant

The TN Dual Enrollment Grant is defined as a grant for study at an eligible postsecondary institution. It is funded from net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to students who are attending high school.

Requirements

  1. A student qualifies to receive the Dual Enrollment Grant for one course per semester by meeting the admission requirements of the institution the student plans to attend. To receive funding for up to two (2) additional courses per semester, the student 
    • At a TN public high school or Category 1, 2, or 3 private high school must achieve a high school GPA of at least 3.0 or attain a minimum ACT composite score of 21 or a concordant equivalent score on the SAT. ACT Superscore results are not accepted.
    • At a TN home school program, students must attain a minimum ACT composite score of 21 or a concordant equivalent score on the SAT. ACT Superscore results are not accepted.

  2. Dual enrollment students enrolled in high-need courses or programs as part of the Governor’s Investment in Vocational Education (GIVE) Act may receive higher funding amounts for up to four (4) courses under the following limitation:

    Funding does not exceed the cost of maintenance fees established for community colleges by the state university and community college system. 
  3. Students may receive Dual Enrollment Grant funding for up to ten (10) courses over their junior and senior years. Students who receive funding for more than four (4) dual enrollment courses will have all amounts awarded for courses five (5) through ten (10) reduced from their Tennessee HOPE Scholarship on a dollar for dollar basis beginning with the first semester of college enrollment, and even the following semester of enrollment until the borrowing requirement is satisfied.
  4. The number of years enrolled as a dual enrollment student does not count against the statutory five (5) year limitation for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship program.
  5. At 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions, the Dual Enrollment Grant shall not be used for upper-division courses (generally numbered 300-400 or 3000-4000).

Grant Award

Eligible students may receive up to three TN Dual Enrollment Grants each semester and up to ten grants during the junior and senior years of high school. Students must meet eligibility requirements for continued use of the grant, including maintaining a minimum 2.75 cumulative college grade point average (GPA). 

Dual Enrollment Courses 1 – 4 (Beginning with the Spring 2022 Semester)

  • At an eligible 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institution, the first four dual enrollment courses may be awarded up to $543 per course.   
    • Dual enrollment students may receive up to $513 per course for the first four high-need courses taken as part of the GIVE Act.

Note: Students can be paid up to four GIVE (high need) courses within the ten-lifetime course limit. GIVE course(s) paid in Courses 1 – 4 will reduce the number of GIVE courses paid in courses 5 – 10.

Dual Enrollment Courses 5 – 10 (Beginning with the Spring 2022 Semester)

  • At an eligible 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institution, courses 5 – 10 will be paid at $100 per credit hour
    • Unless any GIVE (high need) courses were paid among courses 1 - 4, students may receive $513 per course, not to exceed four high need courses paid within the ten-lifetime course limit

Note: Any award amount received for courses 5 – 10 will be deducted from the student’s HOPE Scholarship beginning with the first semester of college enrollment, and even the following semester of enrollment until the borrowing requirement is satisfied.

Application Process

You may apply for the grant online before applying to JSCC as a Dual Enrollment student. Be sure to select the appropriate award year (example: 2018/19) for the Dual Enrollment Grant. You may print out your application for your records when prompted. You must reapply for this grant each academic year. It does not automatically renew. 

Deadline

Students should have all TN Dual Enrollment Grant applications, JSCC admission applications, and any additional payment outstanding made no later than the 14th day after the start of the term of enrollment. Please see the college’s Academic Calendar for specific dates or contact the Admissions Office.

Need Further Details or Help?

For more information, visit the TN Dual Enrollment Grant on collegepays.gov or call the Recruiting Office at (731) 425-2601.