Joanna Hayes Dickens, Director of Financial Aid
The following programs and sources offer aid:
- U. S. Department of Education
- PELL GRANT
- TENNESSEE TUITION GRANT PROGRAM
- TENNESSEE TUITION SUBSIDY
- GUARANTEED STUDENT LOANS
- TENNESSEE EDUCATION LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP
The first step in receiving Financial Aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Remember as you complete your FAFSA to link it to the “IRS Data Retrieval Tool” or you will have to obtain a Tax Return Transcript from the US IRS Building at 801 Broadway in Nashville, phone number 615-250-5656 (we no longer accept copies of your Federal Tax Return).
All Stafford Loans are processed through the Federal Direct Student Loan Program. Please go to www.studentloans.gov to review the full information about the Direct Loan Program and to complete your Master Promissory Note.
Read more about the student loan process:
This tool gives a rough estimate of what a new student at John A. Gupton College can expect to plan on financially. This calculation includes estimates of tuition and living expenses versus possible grant funds.
Any student who is enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours may be eligible for Student Loan Deferment.
Please see the Financial Aid Director to complete the necessary paperwork for deferment if you wish to
defer your student loan payments.
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