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Carson-Newman extends TN Promise for two years

As Tennessee pushes to increase the percentage of our state’s population that holds a certification or degree, Carson-Newman University has stepped up to help meet that challenge.

(Feb. 4, 2019) JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — Carson-Newman University’s commitment to helping students reach their full potential as educated citizens and worldwide servant-leaders includes striving to help make a college education financially attainable.

As Tennessee pushes to increase the percentage of our state’s population that holds a certification or degree, Carson-Newman has stepped up to help meet that challenge.

Just like the Tennessee Promise — a two-year scholarship that pays for the cost of tuition at a community college — our University has promised undergraduate students a two-year extension, known as the Carson-Newman Promise.

Unlike Tennessee Promise, which only covers anything left over after other scholarships and grants are applied, the Carson-Newman Promise is a flat scholarship that qualifying students are guaranteed.

“Because the Tennessee Promise is a ‘last dollar’ scholarship, some students don’t actually receive any funding from it,” explained Danette Seale, executive director of Financial Aid. “But if you continue to meet the Tennessee Promise community service hours, the Carson-Newman Promise could save you up to $4,000 on your four-year degree.

To receive the Carson-Newman Promise, students simply must successfully complete the Tennessee Promise scholarship requirements and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

This opportunity can prove especially beneficial to transfer students coming to C-N from a community college to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

“Having come to Carson-Newman as a community college transfer student myself, I continue to be impressed by how much Carson-Newman does to help students transfer without losing credits they have already earned — all while providing generous avenues of financial aid assistance,” said Clay Wilkerson, director of Transfer and Dual Enrollment.

“Not only do we recognize any A.A. or A.S. degree in full, but we also offer every student an academic merit scholarship, opportunities for need-based scholarships and grants, and special programs like the Carson-Newman Promise to help them fund the remaining years of their undergraduate education.”

For more information about transfer opportunities, Carson-Newman Promise and other financial assistance, contact the C-N Admissions Office at: admitme@cn.edu

Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal arts university located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The University has over 2,500 students and offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees.

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