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Aid Types

There are many types of aid that can help you pay for college tuition, fees, books, internet access, computers, and more. Most are not required to be paid back. Scholarships and grants are free money, although some are based on income.

State programs like TN Promise, TN Reconnect, and HOPE include eligibility requirements such as GPA and community service activities. 

Federal programs like the Pell Grant are based on income and family financial circumstances.

Students applying for state and federal aid begin the process by:


Tennessee Promise and Reconnect allow a majority of Motlow students to attend tuition free. Additionally, the HOPE scholarship, Motlow Foundation scholarships, and national awards help fill the gaps in education expenses. 

Learn more about available Scholarships


The Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) are need-based programs that require satisfactory academic progress by the student.

Learn more about available Grants

Federal Aid Programs

Find and apply for as many scholarships as you can—it’s free money for college. Start researching early and meet deadlines, and you will be on your way to scholarship success.

Learn more about Federal Aid Programs


Your scholarship and grant money can pay for books. However, that might not be enough. There are additional opportunities to get your books paid for.

Learn more about Book Scholarships

Internships and Apprenticeships

An internship is an opportunity to begin the path to a job, if not in the company you are interning for, in the field you are pursuing.

Learn more about Internships and Apprenticeships

Fee Discounts & Waivers

You might qualify for tuition waivers and exemptions. If so, you’ll pay less for tuition and fees.

Veterans & Military

If you’re a veteran, you have special grants and financial aid programs. Our Veterans  & Military Office experts can explain what programs you might qualify for.

Employer Plans

Employers often invest in their employees. One of the ways they do this is through tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance. Check with your employer’s Human Resources department.

Payment Plans

Motlow is happy to offer you alternative payment options. A deferral allows you to pay for college later. All you need to start is a down payment.

Computers and Internet

Got a computer with affordable Wi-Fi? Most students need a computer with internet to be competitive. In case you need one, here’s a national program called EveryoneOn. It helps you find low-cost internet and affordable computers in your area.

You can also find good deals on refurbished computers at companies like Gainsaver. Try looking for refurbished computers on Ebay and local listings on Craigslist.

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