Dual Enrollment Grant

The TN Dual Enrollment Grant is defined as a grant for study at an eligible postsecondary institution. It is funded from net proceeds of the state lottery and awarded to students who are attending high school and are enrolled in college.


To participate in the TN Dual Enrollment Grant program, a student must be a Tennessee citizen and resident of the state for one (1) year prior to enrollment and enrolled in postsecondary courses leading towards a degree. For continued participation, the student must maintain a 2.75 cumulative college grade point average (GPA) that shall be certified by a Chattanooga State Early College representative each semester. Once the courses and minimum cumulative grade point average are certified, a Chattanooga State representative shall process the award. College courses taken under the restrictions of this grant do not count towards the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship college GPA and the attempted credit hours limitation.

Grant Award

Students eligible to participate in the TN Dual Enrollment Grant program may receive up to $1,200 per award year. Payment structure for 2015-2016 varies based on student’s class standing. This grant is subject to the availability of funding and shall only be applied towards college tuition. For more information view our Dual Enrollment Grant Information Sheet.

Application Process

To apply for the TN Dual Enrollment Grant the student must first go through the admissions and registration process and be accepted as an Early College student and be enrolled in high school.

You may apply for the grant online (even before admission to the Early College Program) at http://www.tn.gov/collegepays/article/dual-enrollment-grant . Be sure to select the appropriate term for Dual Enrollment Grant and print out your application for your records when prompted. You must reapply for this grant every term. It does not automatically renew. It is highly recommended that you apply for both fall and spring at the same time, even if you are not sure you will attend both terms.

Deadline Dates

The Dual Enrollment Grant processing regular deadlines: September 15 for fall enrollment, February 1 for spring enrollment, and May 1 for summer enrollment.

If you have applied for the grant AND have been admitted and registered by the priority deadline (June 15 for fall; December 15 for spring), you are eligible to receive the grant credit up front (before fees are due). However, if you have not completed all paperwork by the priority deadline, you must pay all fees and a reimbursement will be mailed to you later in the term based on your eligibility.

Need Further Details or Help?

For more information visit the TN Dual Enrollment Grant on collegepays.com. If you need help or have questions regarding the TN Dual Enrollment Grant program, please email Chattanooga State Early College or call the office at 423-697-4427.