- GI Bill® and FTA benefits
- Scholarships and grants
- Requesting additional financial aid
- Deferring payment of fees and tuition
If you are having financial difficulties, please contact us directly. We will be able to put you in touch with campus and community resources.
Helping Heroes Grant
The Helping Heroes Grant is a $1,000 per semester grant, awarded to students who successfully completes twelve (12) or more semester hours with no failing grade as the final grade for the course. The student shall receive $500 per semester for successfully completing six (6) to eleven (11) semester hours with no failing grade as a final grade for the course. The student shall not receive an award if enrolled in fewer than six (6) semester hours.
The application processing deadline are: September 1 (or the following business day) for fall enrollment, February 1 (or the following business day) for spring, or May 1 (or the following business day) for summer enrollment. Please mail your DD-214 to the address below or fax it to the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation at (615) 741-6101.
Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1510
Nashville, TN 37243
Pat Tillman Scholar Program
This funding source is for veterans and spouses. Information can be found here. Applications are accepted from 1 FEB – 28 FEB.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The Marine Corps Scholarship provides educational funding for children of Marines and in some situations the children of Navy service members. The application period is from 1 JAN- 1 MAR.
Folds of Honor Higher Education Scholarship
Folds of Honor provides scholarships for spouses and dependents who are enrolled, or planning to enroll, in an undergraduate program of study leading to a first bachelor’s degree. Information can be found here. The application dates are: 1 FEB – 31 MAR.
SVA has partnered with Raytheon and Comcast NBCUniversal to offer several scholarships. Learn more and see eligibility requirements here. The application deadlines: 5 APR and 9 APR 2021, respectively.
Sport Clips and the VFW
Information on the the VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" can be found here. The goal of this scholarship is to provide funding so service members and veterans can complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt.
You may also be eligible for other financial aid. To determine what aid you qualify for, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
You can find more information about Financial Aid at MTSU on their website or from a Financial Aid representative in the Student Services & Admissions Center, Room 260.
Veterans and dependents of 100% service-connected disabled veterans who are eligible beneficiaries of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits or other governmentally funded educational assistance, subject to the conditions and guidelines set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated 49-7-104 as amended, may elect, upon formal application, to defer payment of required tuition and fees until the final day of the term for which the deferment has been requested. Application for the deferment must be made no later than 14 calendar days after the beginning of the term, and the amount of the deferment shall not exceed the total monetary benefits to be received for the term. Students who have been granted deferments are expected to make timely payments on their outstanding tuition and fees balance once education benefits are being delivered, and eligibility for such deferment shall terminate if the student fails to abide by any applicable rule or regulation, or to act in good faith in making timely payments. This notice is published pursuant to Public Chapter 279, Acts of 2003, effective July 1, 2003.
Deferments are not automatic. You must apply for a deferment each term that you will be receiving GI Bill® benefits. To apply, log into PipelineMT, select the Veterans button on the left of the page, click on Benefits Deferment link and complete the online form after registering for all courses.
If you utilize the deferment plan, a hold will be placed against your account which will prevent adding/dropping courses until your account is paid in full. As long as you are making timely payments on your account, then you can contact the Business Office for a temporary release of your hold. You might need to utilize this option during priority registration for the next term if your account isn't fully paid by that time.