Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee


Tennessee Student Assistance Awards (TSAA)

TSAA provides non-payback grant assistance to qualified low-income high school graduates and adult learners in the State. This program has been historically underfunded.

According to the most recent data, Tennessee Student Assistance Awards (TSAA) totaling $84 million were awarded to 32,546 students for the 2010-11 academic year. Program funding was exhausted by February 13, 2010 - 110,000 otherwise TSAA-eligible students did not receive this award.
Source: Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation

Message from TICUA President Claude Pressnell: This message is part of an ongoing series of charts that the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association will share in the coming months, highlighting the impact of our 35 member campuses. We hope that you will find this information helpful. Please contact us for additional information either by phone at 615-242-6400 or email at research@ticua.org.