Tennessee Tech encourages FAFSA completion

COOKEVILLE – To be considered for federal and state student aid for the 2022-23 award year, students will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Tennessee Tech wants to encourage high school seniors to submit the application in order to be eligible for federal financial and state aid opportunities, especially as they are thinking about attending college next fall.

“The FAFSA is often the first step for many students to organize the funding that will support them attending college,” said Brandon Johnson, Tech’s Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Placement. “Students may be eligible for thousands of dollars in aid. At Tech, we are also continuing to take applications for admission for fall 2022. So, getting both the application for admission and FAFSA turned in sooner is highly recommended.”

Filing a FAFSA application is the beginning step students must take to apply for most state and federal financial aid for college. To assist in navigating the FAFSA process, Tennessee Tech has a dedicated webpage under Financial Aid to cover the application process. Find out more at https://www.tntech.edu/financialaid/process/fafsa.php. For those students completing the FAFSA, Tech’s school code for is 003523. Students should enter this code if they want their FAFSA submitted to Tennessee Tech.

To be considered for federal student aid for the 2022–23 award year, students will need to complete the FAFSA form by June 30, 2023.

Johnson said students and parents need to be aware of financial aid scams that take place throughout the year.

“Remember that the FAFSA is a free application,” said Johnson. “Neither the U.S. Department of Education nor Tennessee Technological University works with any company or organization that would require a family to pay to apply for federal or state financial aid.”

Tennessee Tech is ranked as a “Best National University” by U.S. News & World Report. The university offers more than 200-plus programs of study, and Tech grads leave with the least debt of all public universities in the state. In fact, based on total cost and alumni earnings, Tech provides students with the highest return on investment for any public university in Tennessee, according to PayScale.

Find out more at tntech.edu/wingsup

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