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Resources for Financial Aid Professionals

The Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) has created an on-line resource for TICUA member financial aid professionals. TICUA welcomes additional comments and feedback on these resources, and suggestions for what other financial aid resources would be helpful to include on this resource page for our membership.


Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS) Program Resources Page

TASFAA is the statewide organization that brings together higher education institutions and other public and private organizations involved with providing financial aid for students.

Direct Student Loans
Pell Grants 

Department of Education Pell Grant Website
Yellow Ribbon Program
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Federal FAFSA Website
HEOA Net Price Calculator Template

In accordance with the Sec. 111 of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) at the U.S. Department of Education (Department),  released a net price calculator template. With its release, all institutions participating in Title IV Student Financial Aid Programs institutions have two years to either implement use of the template on their websites, or develop a customized version that must include, at a minimum, the same elements as the Department's version.

Federal Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (ACSFA)

This Committee serves as an independent source of advice and counsel to Congress and the Secretary of Education on student financial aid policy. For more information on this Committee, please visit this site

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