University Scholarship Questions
In order to be considered for TTU scholarships, you must submit a scholarship form to the Scholarship Office before the annual December 15th deadline. By completing either the New Student Scholarship Form or the Currently Enrolled Student Scholarship Form, you will be considered for all TTU scholarships for which you are eligible. You do not apply for scholarships individually. Please follow the directions provided under Application Procedures on the scholarship website.
Outside or Agency Scholarship Questions
Forward a copy of all award letters or certificates as soon as you receive them to our Financial Aid Office. Please make sure that the student's name and Social Security Number are recorded on the document as well as the name of a contact person from the organization, their phone number and their address.
When an outside scholarship check is received, the amount of the check is divided equally between fall semester and spring semester unless the donor specifies otherwise. If you receive a $1000 scholarship and a check for $500 is sent in the fall for the fall term, the donor must specify in the letter that this is the first of two disbursements or payments.
Our office will assist in sending information to a donor who requests information before sending payment. Some organizations request verification of enrollment or a copy of the current semester's bill before sending payment. If it is not written in the letter that information should be sent by our office, then you are responsible for notifying us.
When agency scholarship checks are received for a student, the funds will be credited to the student's university account and subtracted from any fees owed the university. If you have already paid your balance in full, or if your credits equal more than your costs, we will refund the balance (unless the donor specifies that we are not to do so. If you are expecting to receive excess aid, you will want to sign up for direct deposit. Go to Bursar's website.
For students who are using state savings programs such as TN Best and Florida Pre-paid, as well as students who are using vouchers from companies or organizations (Saturn, GM, Americorps, etc.) please provide our Financial Aid Office authorized documentation as soon as you pre-register so that we may bill them and receive the funds to credit to your account in time for the payment deadline. These must be provided each semester that you plan to use them.
Some organizations require a copy of your semester grades before they will forward payment for the next semester. Our office will prepare transcript release forms for you to sign to have your grades sent if we know about this stipulation in your scholarship. It is your responsibility to make sure that we are aware of this stipulation. The notifications are sent approximately 3 weeks before the semester ends to your TTU post office box. If you have not received notification to come by to sign this form, be sure to come by our office to check on this before you leave school for the semester. We make every effort to assist you, but it is your responsibility to make sure that you have completed all requirements to receive your outside scholarship funds.