Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS)
In an effort to
keep our students informed, we are providing the following
information regarding the Tennessee education lottery scholarship
program. Please be aware that these guidelines may be changed by the
state of Tennessee.
Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS) Program is funded by
lottery revenues and administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance
Corporation (TSAC). To be considered for the Lottery Scholarship, a
student must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA); no additional application is required. The FAFSA
application is available online at www.fafsa.gov.
The TELS program is open to qualifying Tennessee residents who meet
the eligibility requirements listed at www.tn.gov/collegepays.
Reapply Every Year!
The student must
complete a FAFSA every year in order to be considered for
the TELS award. The process of completing a new or renewal
FAFSA can be done online at www.fafsa.gov.
The Department of Education must receive and process the FAFSA
application by the September 1st deadline for students beginning in
the Fall semester; February 1st for Spring semester.