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Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant

Funded by the Tennessee State lottery, the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant offers the following awards:
  • Up to $500 for the first course
  • Up to $500 for the second course
  • Up to $200 for the third course
  • No award for the fourth course

The maximum award for the DEG shall be $1200 per academic year.  High school juniors and seniors, including eligible home schoolers, who are enrolled in college courses may apply.

Application Guidelines

For complete guidelines, visit Dual Enrollment Grant Guidelines.

  • Must be a Tennessee resident for one year as of September 15 of the academic year of enrollment.
  • Completed grant application must be received prior the first day of class.
  • Meet admissions criteria for dual enrollment.
  • Student must maintain a cumulative 2.75 GPA on all post-secondary courses taken at any institution to maintain eligibility.  If the student has taken duall enrollment courses at another institution besides King, it is helpful to provide a transcript of those courses to verify grant eligibility.

To take additional courses:

  • A student, who meets the HOPE eligibility requirements (GPA of at least 3.0 or ACT score of at least 21), is eligible to take two (2) classes per semester.  The student must continue to meet the continuation requirements to retain the DEG.  
  • Students who receive the Dual Enrollment Grant amount for more than four (4) dual enrollment courses over the junior and senior years will have the amount reduced from their HOPE Scholarship on a dollar for dollar basis until funds are repaid.
  • The Dual Enrollment Grant shall be used for lower division (courses numbered 1000-2000) postsecondary degree-seeking courses.
  • HOPE eligibility requirements vary based on the high school the student is attending.  If a student is attending a Tennessee public high school, or category 1, 2 or 3 private school, the student can be eligible for HOPE based on scoring at least a 21 ACT/980 SAT on any single test taken on a national test date or at least a 3.0 cumulative weighted high school GPA. If the student is attending a category 4 private school or Tennessee-based home school program, the student can qualify for HOPE based on the ACT/SAT composite score on any single test taken on a national or state test date only.  

In order to qualify for the grant each semester you must complete an online application each semester.  Once you enter the site enter your SSN, name and DOB to continue. Select Dual Enrollment and the semester for which you are applying once you are in the system. The link is provided below:

DEG Grant Application