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TRUETT-McCONNELL COLLEGE INSTITUTIONAL FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM

NAME OF SCHOLARSHIP

AWARD AMOUNT

AWARDING CRITERIA

RENEWAL CRITERIA

George W. Truett Scholar
(Student must apply for all forms of financial aid. Once all gift aid is applied to the student account, TMC money will cover the balance up to the scholarship’s value.)

Full Tuition/Fees
Room & Board
Up to 8 consecutive semesters

1. First Time Freshman
2. Live in campus housing
3. Not eligible for additional TMC funding
4. ACT: 30+; SAT: 2010+
SAT I: 1320+
5. Limit of 3 per year

Full-Time Status
3.5 GPA

Fernando C. McConnell Scholar
(Student must apply for all forms of financial aid. Once all gift aid is applied to the student account, TMC money will cover the balance up to the scholarship’s value.)

Full Tuition/Fees
Up to 8 consecutive Semesters

1. First Time Freshman
2. Live in campus housing
3. Not eligible for additional TMC funding
4. ACT: 28-29; SAT: 1890 – 2000
SAT I: 1240 – 1310
5. Limit of 3 per year

Full-Time Status
3.25 GPA

TMC Scholar
Level I

$4,000 per year
Up to 8 consecutive semesters

1. Freshman Status < 29 hours
2. Abide by Campus Housing Requirements
3. ACT: 25-27; SAT: 1710 – 1880
SAT I: 1130 – 1230

Full-Time Status
3.0 GPA

TMC Scholar
Level II

$3,000 per year
Up to 8 consecutive semesters

1. Freshman Status < 29 hours
2. Abide by Campus Housing Requirements
3. ACT: 22-24; SAT: 1550 – 1700
SAT I: 1020 – 1120

Full-Time Status
3.0 GPA

TMC Scholar
Level III

$2,000 per year
Up to 8 consecutive semesters

1. Freshman Status < 29 hours
2. Abide by Campus Housing Requirements
3. ACT: 20-21; SAT: 1440 – 1540
SAT I: 940 – 1010

Full-Time Status
3.0 GPA

TMC Transfer Scholarship
Level I

$3,000 per year
Up to 6 consecutive semesters

1. Transfer Status 30 + hours
2. Abide by Campus Housing Requirements
3. Transfer GPA of 3.5

Full time status
3.5 GPA

TMC Transfer Scholarship
Level II

$2,000 per year
Up to 6 consecutive semesters

1. Transfer Status 30 + hours
2. Abide by Campus Housing Requirements
3. Transfer GPA of 3.0 – 3.49

Full time status
3.0 GPA

TMC Grant
Awarded one year at a time

$500 – $1,500 per year

1. Demonstrated Financial Need
2. Abide by Campus Housing Requirements

Full-Time Status
2.0 GPA
Apply annually

Music Department Scholarship

Determined by Chairman of Music Department

1. Demonstrated abilities
2. Abide by Campus Housing Requirements

2.0 GPA
Renewed annually by department chair

Athletic Scholarship

Determined by Head Coach

1. Demonstrated abilities
2. Abide by Campus Housing Requirements

2.0 GPA
Renewed annually by coach

International Student Scholarship

$1,000 to $8,000 per year

1. Submit TMC Application for Aid
2. Abide by Campus Housing Requirements
3. Depends on availability of funds

Full-time Status
2.0 GPA
Apply annually

President’s List and
Dean’s List Scholarship

$1,000 per semester – renewed each semester

1. Available only to returning students
2. Student must make the Dean’s list in the previous semester
3. Recipient may not have received TMC Scholar Award in the past.

Make the President’s List or Dean’s List

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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE


 

 The amount of financial assistance a student may receive depends upon his calculated financial need. The calculated financial need takes into account the financial resources of the student and/or parents and the cost of attendance.
 
 There are several types of financial assistance: scholarships, grants, and loans. An effort is made to package a program of financial assistance to meet the need and the special circumstances of the student. This may include one, or a combination, of various types of assistance. Most of the programs are renewable each year so that the student can be assured of a continuation of financial assistance throughout his college career, as long as he has a calculated financial need and is maintaining satisfactory academic progress. Each student needs to reapply annually for financial assistance. Most financial assistance programs are administered through the college by the Financial Aid Office. For those programs which are not, the Financial Aid Office will assist students in the application process.
 
 The programs require the filing of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The college uses this information as a factor in determination of calculated financial need. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid may be completed online, http://www.fafsa.ed.gov, obtained from high school counselors or the Financial Aid Office at Truett-McConnell. It is important that the form be filled out completely and accurately. The personnel in the Financial Aid Office are available to answer questions.
 Since funds are limited for several financial assistance programs, the student should complete the necessary form(s) as early as possible. Assistance from the various programs with limited funds is awarded to eligible students on a first-come, first-eligible basis.
 
 The amount of aid a student will receive from the TMC Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Federal Family Education Loan Programs, and Georgia Baptist Foundation Scholarship will depend on the student's calculated financial need, as determined from the student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The amount of a student's award from TMC Grant, music, and athletic scholarships will depend on the student's qualifications for these programs. In order to continue receiving assistance from the various programs, a student must maintain satisfactory academic progress in a course of study.
 
 Any assistance received by a student from grants and loans will be credited to the student's account each semester. The student will be issued a statement showing the amount received from the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, and funds from Federal Family Education Loan Programs. Benefits from the Veterans Administration are paid to the eligible student directly each month. Vocational Rehabilitation payments are credited to the student's account each semester.
 
 Truett-McConnell College considers a student taking twelve (12) or more hours per semester a full-time student. A student taking an academic load of nine (9) through eleven (11) semester hours is classified as a three-quarter time student. A student taking six (6) through eight (8) semester hours is considered a half-time student. A student taking one (1) through five (5) semester hours is considered a less-than-half-time student. A student must take at least twelve (12) semester hours to be eligible for any institutional scholarship(s).
 
 The college's satisfactory academic progress policy for students receiving aid under federal, state, and institutional programs (which include academic and/or athletic aid) is applied consistently to all students.
 Students eligible for the Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant and/or HOPE Scholarship must remain enrolled and attending class on a full-time basis (12 or more hours) for two weeks after the last date to drop/add each semester in order to receive these funds. Students eligible for the HOPE Scholarship must remain enrolled and attending class on a half0time basis 96 or more hours) for two weeks after the last date to drop/add each semester in order to receive these funds. Sudents must complete the e-HOPE/e_TEG application https://www.gsfc.org/HOPE/Secure/ehope/index.cfm. Regarding effective dates, students should consult the policies on withdrawal from the college and dropping coursework. HOPE Scholarships cannot exceed direct cost of tuition less Federal Pell Grant, Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant, and Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant. Institutional financial aid cannot cause total financial aid awarded to exceed cost of attendance.

FAGrants

The links below contain financial aid programs available to students. Please click on the program to learn more about grants and scholarships. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email us or call us at 1-800-226-8621 or 706-865-2134 X109.

Grant, Scholarship and Aid Programs

 

 

 

Financial Aid Forms

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