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 US citizen or US permanent resident and a resident of Tennessee 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

Eligible students may receive up to three TN Dual Enrollment Grants each semester and a total of up to ten grants during the junior and senior years of high school. Students must meet eligibility requirements for continued use of the grant. Grants 1 and 2 are up to $500 each, grant 3 is capped at $200 and grant 4 does not provide any dollars. Grants 5-10 are awarded at the rate of $100 per credit hour. This grant is subject to the availability of funding and shall only be applied towards college tuition and mandatory fees.

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 Dates

Students should have all TN Dual Enrollment Grant applications, JSCC admission applications, and any additional payment outstanding made not later than the 14th day after the start of the term of enrollment. For specific dates, please see the college’s Academic Calendar or contact the Admissions Office.

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.