The Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant (TN DEG) is funded by the Tennessee Lottery and administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC). The program provides opportunities for students to begin working toward a college degree while pursuing a high school diploma. To be eligible for this grant at UT Martin, the student must be a Tennessee Resident for one year prior to enrollment, be a junior or senior (as classified by the student’s high school), have a cumulative 3.0 unweighted high school GPA, high school counselor approval, and parent/legal guardian approval. Homeschooled students must have a minimum ACT Composite score of 21. Students interested in using the TN DEG to assist with payment of dual enrollment tuition must submit a Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant Application for the academic year by the deadline for the term. The deadline for fall applications is September 15th; spring is February 1st; summer is May 15th (one application is submitted generating applications for all three terms). To remain eligible for the grant, the student must maintain a cumulative 2.75 college GPA. Eligible students can use two grants per term for lower division (100/200 level courses) postsecondary degree-seeking courses. This grant provides $500 for the 1st and 2nd course, $200 for the 3rd course, and $0 for the 4th course, and then allows the student to “borrow” $300 from their first semester Freshman Lottery Scholarship (HOPE) for courses 5 thru 8. For more information on this grant, please visit: https://www.tn.gov/collegepays/money-for-college/tn-education-lottery-programs/dual-enrollment-grant.html.
Ineligibility: If the student’s cumulative college GPA ever drops below 2.75, they are no longer eligible for the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant (there is no getting it back).
The UTM Dual Advantage Scholarship (UTM DAS) is internally funded by UT Martin. This scholarship works in conjunction with the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant (i.e., the student must use a TN DEG in order to use a UTM DAS). If the student is eligible for the TN DEG, they are automatically eligible for the UTM DAS (no additional application). Eligible students can use up to four scholarships, with a maximum of two scholarships per term. Please note out-of-state students eligible for the UT Martin Dual Enrollment Program are eligible for this scholarship. For more information on this scholarship, please contact the Dual Enrollment Office.
Ineligiblity: If the student’s cumulative college GPA ever drops below a 2.75, they are no longer eligible for the UTM Dual Advantage Scholarship (there is no getting it back). As long as the student is not on academic probation (UTM college GPA 2.0 or greater), students can continue to participate in the UT Martin Dual Enrollment Program, but would be responsible for payment of their tuition.
UT System Employees, Tennessee Board of Regents Employees, Tennessee State Employees, and Tennessee (Public) School Employees are eligible for fee waiver discounts. The employee is responsible for obtaining a fee waiver from their employer, completing the form, and submitting it to UT Martin. Fee waivers are term specific and must be submitted before each term. They are applied to the student account before the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant and UTM Dual Advantage Scholarship. Forms can be scanned and emailed to the Dual Enrollment Coordinator.
The Bursar’s Office does offer a payment plan for those students responsible for payment of tuition. For more information on setting up a payment plan, please visit: http://www.utm.edu/departments/bursar/setUpDefermentPlan.php.