Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
We are currently helping students complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA, and will need 2021 tax returns for students and parents ( if dependent).
Do I need to pay back grants?
Grants and scholarships do NOT need to be paid back.
How does TN Reconnect work?
The Tennessee Reconnect grant is available to Tennessee residents that qualify as an independent student on FAFSA. Eligible participants have not earned an associate or bachelor degree, and should not be in default on student loans.
What makes a person an independent student?
To be determined as an independent student on FAFSA individuals must meet as least ONE of the following criteria: 24yrs or older, married, have children, military, homeless (or at risk of homeless), and if someone other than your biological parents ever had custody of you.
How long will it take to fill out my FAFSA? How many days will it take for my FAFSA to process?
It normally takes about an hour to complete the FAFSA. After the FAFSA is successfully completed and submitted, it takes 3-5 business days to process