To be eligible to receive the UT Promise scholarship, current UT students must have a family household income under $50,000/year and qualify for the Tennessee HOPE scholarship.


Family household income

Family household income is defined as “the accurate, verifiable total combined amount of parent and student adjusted gross income and untaxed income of less than $50,000, AND a total maximum asset amount of less than $75,000, as defined on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).”


Tennessee HOPE Scholarship

Eligible current UT students must qualify for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship by meeting the following criteria:

  • Must be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship upon graduation from a Tennessee High School by meeting one of the following:
    • Minimum 21 ACT; or minimum 1060 SAT; or Overall minimum 3.0 GPA

Students who believe they are eligible for HOPE and have never received HOPE Scholarship payments will need to self-identify and provide a copy of their final high school transcript and test scores to The University of Tennessee Office of Admissions.

Visit the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship page for more information on Tennessee HOPE eligibility.



Maintaining Eligibility

To maintain UT Promise eligibility, students must complete the following requirements:

  • Be a full-time, continuously enrolled student
  • Maintain the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship
  • Complete the FAFSA annually
  • Complete 8 volunteer service hours each semester
  • Complete mentoring requirements each semester


If you meet the eligibility requirements for current UT students, you can apply today by logging in with your NetID.

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