Tennessee STRONG Act: Tuition Reimbursement Program
The Tennessee STRONG (Support, Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen) Act establishes a pilot program to provide eligible members of the Tennessee National Guard tuition funding toward a first-time bachelor's degree for the next four years through a tuition reimbursement program.
The STRONG Act provides educational opportunities for those who protect and serve the state and country and supports Tennessee's Drive to 55 initiative and its goal of 55 percent of Tennesseans with a post-secondary by 2025.
- Reimbursement for up to 120 credit hours or eight semesters
- Applies to pursuit of an associate’s or first bachelor’s degree
- Eligible National Guard members can apply upon successful completion of basic training
Student Step-by-Step Guide
Submit a copy of your completed TN STRONG ACT Packet to UTC Veteran Student Services every semester you intend to use benefit.
Submit original completed application packet to State Tuition Assistance Manager within 90 days of end of term
Veteran Student Services will send Section IV Enrollment Certification Form (page 2 of packet) to State Tuition Assistance Manager.
After semester ends, Veteran Student Services will send Section VII Form, final transcript, and itemized bill to State Tuition Assistance Manager.
Once approved and processed by TA Manager, TN STRONG ACT sends reimbursement payment to UTC.
Repeat process every semester you intend to use TN STRONG Act.
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