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 and are enrolled in college.


To participate in the TN Dual Enrollment Grant program, a high school junior or senior student must be a Tennessee citizen and resident of the state for one (1) year prior to enrollment and enrolled in postsecondary courses leading towards a degree. For continued participation, the student must maintain a 2.75 cumulative college grade point average (GPA) that shall be certified by a JSCC Dual Enrollment representative each semester. Once the courses and minimum cumulative grade point average are certified, a Jackson State representative shall process the award. College courses taken under the restrictions of this grant do not count towards the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship college GPA and the attempted credit hours limitation.

Grant Award

Students eligible to participate in the TN Dual Enrollment Grant program may receive up to $1,200 per award year ($600 per semester). Award amounts vary for grants 1-4 while grants 5-8 are at the rate of $100 per postsecondary semester/term credit hour or approved Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) schedule. This grant is subject to the availability of funding and shall only be applied towards college tuition.

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: 2017/18) 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 Dates

The Dual Enrollment Grant processing regular deadlines:

Fall - September 15th

Spring - February 1st

Summer - May 1st

Need Further Details or Help?

For more information visit the TN Dual Enrollment Grant on collegepays.gov. If you need help or have questions regarding the TN Dual Enrollment Grant program, please the Recruiting Office at (731) 425-2601.