§ 49-4-901 Disposition of lottery proceeds
§ 49-4-902 Part definitions
§ 49-4-903 Administration of scholarship and grant programs
§ 49-4-904 Student ineligibility
§ 49-4-905 Student eligibility
§ 49-4-906 Eligibility not restricted by student income
§ 49-4-907 Eligibility requirements for HOPE scholarship
§ 49-4-908 Requirements for home schooled students, GED® or HiSET® recipients or graduates of ineligible high schools.
§ 49-4-909 Eligibility for Tennessee middle college scholarship
§ 49-4-910 HOPE scholarship — Transfers between eligible postsecondary institutions
§ 49-4-911 HOPE scholarship — Continuation requirements
§ 49-4-912 HOPE scholarship — Contingencies
§ 49-4-913 HOPE scholarship — Terminating events
§ 49-4-914 Scholarships awards
§ 49-4-915 ASPIRE awards
§ 49-4-916 Merit scholarship
§ 49-4-917 Choice of ASPIRE award or supplemental award
§ 49-4-918 Military service
§ 49-4-919 Medical or personal leave of absence
§ 49-4-920 HOPE access grant
§ 49-4-921 Wilder-Naifeh technical skills grant
§ 49-4-922 Financial assistance reduction
§ 49-4-923 Wilder-Naifeh reconnect grant
§ 49-4-924 Promulgation of rules and regulations
§ 49-4-925 Construction
§ 49-4-926 Dependent child of military parent
§ 49-4-927 Community College Reconnect Grant
§ 49-4-928 HOPE scholarship for dependent children and spouses of certain military veterans
§ 49-4-929 Hope scholarship — Eligibility of transfer students from postsecondary institutions outside of state
§ 49-4-930 Dual enrollment grant for high school students. [Effective until July 1, 2020. See the version effective on July 1, 2020.]
§ 49-4-930 v2 Dual enrollment grant for high school students. [Effective on July 1, 2020. See the version effective until July 1, 2020.]
§ 49-4-931 HOPE scholarship — Nontraditional students
§ 49-4-932 Lottery scholarship day to inform students and parents of financial assistance available from lottery proceeds
§ 49-4-933 HOPE scholarship — Foster child tuition grant
§ 49-4-934 HOPE scholarship — Dependent child of full-time religious worker
§ 49-4-935 HOPE scholarship — Residents graduating from high school located in contiguous county of neighboring state
§ 49-4-936 Eligibility for HOPE teacher’s scholarship
§ 49-4-937 HOPE scholarship — For students who complete diploma from a Tennessee college of applied technology
§ 49-4-938 Helping Heroes Act of 2008
§ 49-4-939 Tennessee Rural Health Act of 2008
§ 49-4-940 Adoption of investment and funds allocation policies — Transfer of excess lottery earnings to energy efficient schools fund
§ 49-4-941 Terminating events for receipt of lottery scholarships
§ 49-4-942 Eligibility for HOPE scholarship of Tennessee citizen who is dependent child of a headquarters staff employee working full time in foreign nation
§ 49-4-943 Postsecondary financial assistance from net lottery proceeds for students with intellectual disabilities — Eligibility for STEP UP scholarship
§ 49-4-944 Tennessee reconnect grant

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 49 > Chapter 4 > Part 9

  • Academic requirement: means a requirement of a specified grade point average, ACT or SAT score or cumulative grade point average that determines either initial or continuing eligibility for postsecondary financial assistance from net lottery proceeds. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
  • Academic year: means :

    • (A) For students who first received the Tennessee HOPE scholarship, the Tennessee HOPE access grant or Tennessee HOPE scholarship for nontraditional students in the fall semester 2009 or thereafter, three (3) consecutive semesters beginning with a fall semester and including the immediately following spring and summer semesters. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902

    • ACT: means the ACT assessment administered by ACT. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
    • Advanced degree: means a master's degree, a doctorate or other degree conferred by an eligible postsecondary institution upon completion of a unified program of study at the graduate level. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
    • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
    • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
    • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
    • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
    • Continuous enrollment: means a student is enrolled in the fall and spring semesters of a single academic year. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
    • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
    • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
    • Cost of attendance: means the combined cost of tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, books and other educational expenses as determined by the financial aid office of the eligible postsecondary institution. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
    • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
    • diploma: means a credential, other than a degree, the receipt of which indicates satisfactory completion of training in a program of study offered by a Tennessee college of applied technology operated by the board of regents of the state university and community college system. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
    • Dual enrollment grant: means a grant for study at an eligible postsecondary institution that is funded from net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to students who are attending high school and who are also enrolled in college courses at eligible postsecondary institutions for which they will receive college credit. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
    • Eligible high school: means :

      • (A) A Tennessee public secondary school. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902

      • Eligible independent postsecondary institution: means :

        • (A) An institution created by testamentary trust for which the state acts by statute as trustee and for which the governor is authorized to appoint commissioners with the advice and consent of the senate and that offers courses leading to undergraduate degrees. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902

        • Eligible postsecondary institution: means an eligible independent postsecondary institution or an eligible public postsecondary institution. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
        • Eligible public postsecondary institution: means :

          • (A) An institution operated by the board of regents of the state university and community college system. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902

          • Entering freshman: means a student entering a postsecondary institution who has not attempted any semester hours at any postsecondary institution after graduating from high school, completing high school in a home school program or obtaining a GED® or HiSET®. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
          • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
          • FAFSA: means the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
          • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
          • Full-time equivalent semester: means any semester in which a student is enrolled full-time and receives a Tennessee HOPE scholarship. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
          • Full-time student: means a student attending a postsecondary educational institution and enrolled for at least twelve (12) semester hours during each semester of attendance. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
          • General assembly merit scholarship: consists of two (2) parts, a Tennessee HOPE scholarship and a general assembly merit scholar supplemental award. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
          • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
          • Gift aid: means scholarships and grants from any source that do not require repayment, including funds provided through the federal Foster Care Independence Act of 1999, compiled generally in title 42 U. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
          • Grade point average: means the numbered grade average calculated using a 4. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
          • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
          • Home school student: means a student who completed high school in a Tennessee home school program meeting the requirements of §. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
          • Middle college: means a program operated by an eligible public two-year postsecondary institution in partnership with an LEA that permits students in the fall semester of their junior year in high school to enter the eligible public two-year postsecondary institution and to earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in two (2) years. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
          • Nontraditional student: means a student who:

            • (A)

              • (i) Is at least twenty-five (25) years of age. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902

              • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
              • Parent: means the parent or guardian of a student. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
              • Part-time student: means a student attending a postsecondary educational institution and enrolled for at least six (6) semester hours, but less than twelve (12) semester hours, during a semester of attendance. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
              • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
              • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
              • Regional accrediting association: means :

                • (A) The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902

                • SAT: means the Scholastic Aptitude Test administered by the College Board. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                • Scholarship: means a Tennessee HOPE scholarship or a Tennessee HOPE access grant. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                • Semester: means fall, spring, or summer semester at a postsecondary institution, if the institution is on a semester system, or the equivalent, if the institution is on a system other than a semester system. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                • Semester hour: includes each semester hour attempted, whether remedial or for credit toward a degree, but shall not include any semester hour attempted before graduating from high school or earning a GED® or HiSET®. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
                • Tennessee HOPE access grant: means a grant for study in pursuit of an associate or baccalaureate degree at an eligible postsecondary institution that is funded from net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to freshman students meeting the requirements of §. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                • Tennessee HOPE scholarship: means a scholarship for study in pursuit of an associate or baccalaureate degree at an eligible postsecondary institution that is funded from net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded under this part. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                • THEC: means the Tennessee higher education commission. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                • Title IV: means Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, 20 U. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
                • TSAC: means the Tennessee student assistance corporation. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
                • Wilder-Naifeh technical skills grant: means a grant for study in pursuit of a certificate or diploma at a Tennessee college of applied technology operated by the board of regents of the state university and community college system that is funded from net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded under this part. See Tennessee Code 49-4-902
                • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105