Tennessee College of Applied Technology Financial Aid

All students must complete a FAFSA to apply for the Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant, Pell Grant.

No High School Diploma or GED required for most programs; however, a regular HS/GED/HiSet Diploma is required for Federal Financial Aid. No minimum GPA.

View the general Financial Aid FAQs section for further details.

Financial Aid Available
Program Name Eligible Amount
Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant Yes $667.00 (per term)
Federal Pell Grant Yes Determined by Income
Federal Student Loan Yes Determined by Income
Chattanooga State Foundation Scholarship Yes Awarded by Committee

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid (TCAT)
School Code 003998

STEP 1: Acquire a Personal Identification Number
              Apply for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov before completing the FAFSA on the Web.

STEP 2: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
              Complete the FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Complete the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet before beginning to enter your information.

STEP 3: Apply to ChSCC and Declare a Major in a Technical Degree or Certificate Program.

STEP 4: Verify Information on Your Student Aid Report (SAR)
              The results of your FAFSA are reported to you in the form of a Student Aid Report (SAR) approximately 1-4 weeks after submitting your FAFSA.

STEP 5: Check on the Status of Your Application
              Check the status of your financial aid application using your student self-service account