What's Next for Freshmen
Just been admitted to TTU? Have you recently applied and are anxious to get those next steps done? Here are some things to do to make sure you hit the ground running at TTU!
Free money?! That's a no brainer. Every December 15th is the scholarship deadline for the following Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. This gives TTU scholarship committees a few months before offers are made around mid-Spring. It's typically a quick online application, but some departments have additional application requirements. You can find out more at our scholarship page. The scholarship application is open yearly from August 15 to December 15.
Many TTU graduates say that living on campus was the most memorable experience they had in college. Once admitted to TTU, you can apply for the residence halls. You'll need to setup your TTU email account before you visit the housing portal to submit your $50 pre-payment and fill out your application. This pre-payment is fully refundable if you cancel your application by August 1 so what have you got to lose!? Sign up for housing online through the housing portal.
Financial Aid (FAFSA)
Most of our students qualify for some type of financial aid, whether it be in the form of the Tennessee HOPE Lottery Scholarship, pell grant, or different types of loans. The FAFSA is the form you complete to see if you qualify for aid. We recommend that you fill the FAFSA out at fafsa.ed.gov as soon as you are able for the aid year that you are attending. This is typically anywhere between 4 and 8 months before the term that you are applying for begins, but later is better than not at all! Our code is 003523.
Once you are admitted to TTU and we have received your FAFSA information, then you can login to your Eagle Online account (you'll have a 'Financial Aid' tab) where you can see if you have any outstanding requirements or any awards posted to your account. For more information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.
Before registering for classes, we'd like to know a little bit about your health history. We require documentation of two doses of MMR vaccinations via our Student Health Form. This form will also ask for much more information that we recommend you provide for your benefit. Students under 18 years of age should also submit the Hepatitis B and Meningitis Form with the signature of a parent or guardian. You can find these forms at the Student Health Services Office.
SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) is the exciting program that introduces new freshman students and their parents to Tennessee Tech and officially begins the transition to campus life. Students will meet academic advisors, faculty, and other students, learn about University resources and campus life, and register for Fall classes. Look for your invitation in early May! For more information about SOAR, visit the Office of Orientation and Student Success.