Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant
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Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant

Key points about the Dual Enrollment Grant (DEG): 

  • The maximum amount available to students per academic year is $1,200, assisting with the cost of two (2) courses per semester or four (4) per academic year.
  • The following examples assume courses are three credit hours at the dual enrollment tuition rate of $166 per credit hour. 
  Tuition Funding Sources Balance Due
 Courses 1-2 $498 each $498 each  $0
 Course 3
APSU First Four Free
 $498 $200 DEG
$298 APSU
 Course 4
APSU First Four Free
$498  $0 DEG
$498 APSU
 Courses 5-8 $498 each  $300 each or $100/credit hour DEG,
up to $600 per semester.
  • In order for a student to receive funding for a second second course in any semester, they must also meet HOPE scholarship eligibility requirements.
    • For homeschool students, that requirement is a minimum ACT composite score of 21 (SAT of 1060).
    • For most other students, the requirement is a minimum ACT composite score of 21 or a GPA of at least 3.0.


  • NOTE: You will create a user account the first time you apply. Save this account and login information as you will use it for all future TSAC applications, including the HOPE Scholarship. Accuracy is critical when completing your application. 
    • Online tutorial for the application
    • Contact the TSAC Call Center at 800-342-1663 with technical questions about your account.
  • APSU deadlines for the DEG application are earlier than TSAC deadlines to ensure your grant funding is in place prior to the start of the semester. TSAC deadlines are firm - no exceptions. APSU deadlines for application submission are:
    •  August 15 for fall, 
    • January 15 for spring, and 
    • May 15 for summer semesters.
      • We recommend submitting your application for the academic year by the fall deadline, then checking your TSAC student portal each semester.
      • There is no penality for submitting the application and not taking a class-- better safe than sorry!
  • Students must maintain a GPA of 2.75 in their college classes to continue receiving the dual enrollment grant.


  • Multiple Institutions: If you are taking courses at two or more institutions in the same semester, you may receive funding for two courses with a consortium agreement. If this is the case, please notify our Dual Enrollment office as soon as possible in order for us to apply the funding to your account accurately.
  • If you need to change the home school on your DEG application, log in to the Student Portal and look for the TRANSFER SCHOOL BUTTON next to the semester for your application. 


  • DEG funding received for classes beyond the fourth class will reduce the student's HOPE scholarship on a dollar for dollar basis during the first semester of his/her freshman year. When applying for the grant, the student completes an Additional Course Acknowledgment form, signing it electronically stating their understanding of how this additional course funding works. Keep in mind the dual enrollment tuition rate is about 50% of standard tuition and fees, so you are still saving!


What you should know about how the grant is applied to your student account:

  • APSU verifies and processes grant applications only after all students are registered for class and all related information for consortium students has been received.
  • Students may print a confirmation of the online grant application for their records, but they do not receive any further official notification. If the student is eligible, has submitted the online application, is admitted and registers for class she/he will receive the grant.


More Information

For more information about Dual Enrollment at APSU, contact: