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Current HOPE scholarship recipients need to reapply

Students currently receiving the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship must complete the 2005-06 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to reapply for the Tennessee HOPE scholarship for the upcoming academic year. If you are currently a HOPE recipient, you must fill out the FAFSA each year. The published FAFSA processing deadline for the 2005-06 academic year is May 1, 2005. If you have not already done so, you should complete your FAFSA online immediately to make sure your FAFSA is processed before May 1st.

And since it is time to register for Fall 2005 classes, you should also understand how your registration decisions for Summer and Fall classes can affect your ability to renew your HOPE scholarship. More than 1,000 students attended the mandatory Tennessee HOPE scholarship information sessions that the university held last semester. It may help you to review the "How to Maintain Your HOPE Scholarship" (Adobe PDF) handout that was distributed at these sessions.

If you were unable to attend one of these sessions, it is important that you review the information that was discussed. You may review or download the PowerPoint presentation from these sessions.

And don't forget when your spring grades are posted online that you can also review your TELS (Lottery Scholarship) GPA and TELS attempted hours online.

In May, students that have lost their eligibility for the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship will be notified by e-mail to their UTC e-mail address.

The Financial Aid Office is located in 253 Hooper Hall. The phone number is (423)425-4677.

April 22, 2005

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