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Tennessee's Colleges and Universities

The institutions of higher education across the state of Tennessee provide their local areas with vital outreach and community service programs, opportunities, and events. 

Student Resources

The Student Success and Resources page lists links to financial aid resources, state resources, and information on institutions. 

Discounts and Fee Waivers

There are two programs available to facilitate postsecondary educational opportunities for State employees and their dependents, as well as dependents of public school teachers: fee waiver for State employees and fee discount for children of State employees and public school teachers.

Financial Aid

Financial aid information can be found on the tn.gov/collegepays website.   In addition, THEC provides information on the Fee Waiver and Fee Discount programs for state of TN employees.

Academic Programs

Information on academic policies and forms, program resources, SREB programs, Academic Common Market (ACM), Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ) Grants, Diversity in Teaching Grants, and First to the Top are located here.  

Fiscal Policy

Information on appropriations, the Tuition Model, student tuition and fees, Grapevine Appropriation Data, Total Student Support History, capital projects, facilities planning, Drive to 55 Project Capacity Fund Grant RFP, and Institutional Outcome Improvement Fund Grant Competition are found here. 

Postsecondary State Authorization

The Higher Education Authorization Act of 2016, T.C.A. §49-7-2001 et seq., T.C.A. §49-7-144, and Rule Chapters 1540-01-02 and 1540-01-10 govern the regulation of postsecondary educational institutions.