>>By Candice Snow, Assistant Features Editor

Beginning in fall 2015, APSU will accept the Tennessee Promise scholarship to help cover tuition costs. The scholarship was previously offered to graduating high school seniors planning to attend community college, but can now be used by APSU students seeking an associate’s degree in chemical engineering technology, engineering technology, liberal arts, and management technology.

According to Tennesseepromise.gov, the scholarship “will provide students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship or TSAA funds.”

Eligibility requirements include an initial application to the Tennessee Promise program, a 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, eight hours of community service per semester enrolled and a minimum 2.0 GPA. Students are encouraged to file the required paperwork as soon as possible to ensure funds are received.