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Financial Aid

The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available at

Click HERE for information on completing the FAFSA.

Here are some key upcoming deadlines for Northeast State students:

  • April 15, 2024 - Priority FAFSA filing deadline to receive the Tennessee Student Assistance Grant (TSAA)
  • May 15, 2024 - FAFSA filing deadline to receive TN Promise (view all other requirements here)

If you would like help completing your FAFSA, stop by the Financial Aid Office or email to make an appointment.

There will be a FAFSA Completion event on April 23, 2024 from 9am to 8pm at the TEC facility on the Blountville campus.

Visit a Walk-In Wednesday event each week until May 1, 2024 for additional help with completing your FAFSA application.

Please note: If you plan to enroll for summer 2024, and have not done so already, you will need to complete a 2023-24 FAFSA.

The goal of the Financial Aid Office is to ensure students have access to all available resources for financing their education. We strive to provide students with accurate, confidential, and timely information in a courteous, respectful environment. We collaborate with other offices at the college to support students holistically in their academic and personal endeavors.

Financial Aid Resources

Tennessee Promise

Through Tennessee Promise, graduating high school seniors who meet and maintain eligibility criteria can earn an associate degree or certificate free of tuition and mandatory fees.

TN Promise
Tennessee Reconnect

TNReconnect was created to assist adults entering higher education, so that they may gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential.

TN Reconnect
Financial Aid Forms

Find essential forms and resources for applying for financial aid services at Northeast State here.

Financial Aid Forms

Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program offers students an opportunity to earn money to help pay college costs, as well as living expenses while they are in school. Students have an opportunity to integrate their classroom education with actual work experience and develop the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in future employment. Campus employers have the flexibility to work around class schedules and often serve as references for future graduates as they enter the workforce.

For more information about the FWS program, email April Allen at or call 423.354.5360.

Federal Work-Study Program
Satisfactory Academic Progress

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is a set of standards that measure academic progress to ensure financial aid recipients are making measurable progress toward completion of a degree or certificate program. Students are required to meet satisfactory academic standards established by Northeast State to receive financial aid and maintain continued eligibility.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Friendly Reminder

The financial aid process takes time, so start right away. Financial aid funds are often limited, so it is important that you apply early. Though we continue to award financial aid throughout the year, the students who apply early usually receive larger grant awards.

Please read all of the information you receive from the Financial Aid Office. If we request information from you, return it quickly as failure to do so may result in delays in your financial aid. Should you have questions about anything we send you, please call us so we can address your concerns.

Contact Information

Connect with Northeast State

Northeast State Community College, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. For questions or concerns, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer.