The TN Promise Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing deadline is quickly approaching.
Friday, February 1, 2019 is the final day for both TN Promise high school and college students to
complete the FAFSA to retain scholarship eligibility. The FAFSA, a federal application, is the primary
financial aid application that any student enrolling in post-secondary must complete in order to
determine state and federal scholarship and grant qualifications. 
tnAchieves Senior Director of Communications Amanda Bolden encourages students and families to
complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA as soon as possible. “The FAFSA application process should not be
delayed,” says Bolden. “Completing a FAFSA provides many students the opportunity to access financial
aid. At tnAchieves, we believe every student should complete a FAFSA to ensure the student
understands all college options. Ultimately, we want all students to attend and graduate college –
technical, community and/or 4-year institutions.”

Tennessee led the country in FAFSA completion for three years prior to the 2018 FAFSA completion
season, when the state tied with Louisiana for top state.

“TN Promise created a sense of urgency and weight around FAFSA completion but more importantly it
aligned community resources,” says Krissy DeAlejandro, tnAchieves Executive Director. “Numerous K12,
post-secondary, business and non-profit partners work together to ensure every student has the
opportunity to complete the FAFSA with the ultimate goal resulting in increased college access and
completion. Students are counting on us and our communities are answering this critical call to action!”
For TN Promise eligibility, high school seniors and current TN Promise college students must complete
the 2019-2020 FAFSA no later than February 1, 2019. The FAFSA is found at www.fafsa.gov.
For assistance in completing FAFSA, students and families may contact tnachieves@tnachieves.org. For
more information, please visit www.tnachieves.org.