FAQs on Scholarships

Q - What is the University Academic Service Scholarship (UAS)?

For eligibility criteria, application instructions and other general information on the UAS scholarships see the Scholarship Office Website.


Q - Is there a work/service requirement?

Yes. This scholarship entails work service on campus for approximately 75 hours per semester (approximately 5 hours per week).

Q - When & where may I pick up my work assignment?

The Federal Work Study (FWS) and UAS Contract day for the 1819 year has passed. If you have questions about FWS or UAS contracts, please email us at financialaid@tntech.edu, also - if you have any questions regarding your work assignment please contact us via email financialaid@tntech.edu.

** PLEASE include your T # on all correspondence with our office! **

Federal Work Study Assignments - If you have a Federal Work Study (FWS) assignment you will need to obtain a current I-9 card. If you have a FWS assignment and do not have a current I-9 card, please bring the proper documentation to theTennessee Tech Human Resources Office, located in Derryberry Hall, Room 156. To find out what documentation you need, please look at page 3 of the I-9 form, located at this link: I-9

Students with a University Academic Scholarship ONLY will not be required to obtain an I-9 card.

Q - Can I pick my assignment?

No. You can however, contact the Scholarship Coordinator's at financialaid@tntech.edu and let them know where you would like your assignment to be, but there is no guarantee that they will be able to fulfill your request. ** PLEASE include your T # on all correspondence with our office! **

Q - Do I need an I-9 card?

No, not for the UAS.

Q - What 3 things do I need to do to keep my UAS scholarship?

1. Keep your overall cumulative grade point average a 3.0 or above every semester.
2. Maintain full time enrollment (12 hours) every semester.
3. Perform 75 hours of service to the university (60 hours if in Honors HPEO) every semester.

Q - What does my cumulative grade point average have to be to keep my scholarship?

Your cumulative grade point average must be 3.0 or above.

Q - What if my cumulative grade point averages falls below the required average?

You will have one semester of probation after your CGPA falls below 3.0. If you do not raise it to at least a 3.0 you will lose your scholarship. If at any time your CGPA falls below a 3.0 and you have already used your probation semester you will lose your scholarship for any future terms.

Q - What if I drop below full-time status?

The UAS requires that you maintain full time status to keep your scholarship. If you drop below 12 hours in a given semester, you will be removed from the scholarship permanently.

Q - Once a UAS is lost, can I get it back?


Q - How do I sign up for the "Honors" option rather than have Financial Aid assign me a job?

Call the Honors Office at 931-372-3797 or e-mail at honors@tntech.edu.

Q - What if I'm going on co-op, can my scholarship be put on hold?

Yes, call (931-372-3073) or come by the Financial Aid Office in the Roaden University Center, 2nd floor or e-mail us financialaid@tntech.edu.

** PLEASE include your T # on all correspondence with our office! **


Q - Can my scholarship be extended if I have used up all the semesters that was allotted to me but I haven't graduated yet?


Q - Who do I contact if I think I am eligible for the scholarship but no one has notified me that I have been offered the scholarship?

Contact the Scholarship Office by emailing scholarships@tntech.edu.

Q - Once I have been offered and accepted the UAS scholarship and I have further questions not addressed here, whom do I contact?

Contact the Scholarship Office by emailing scholarships@tntech.edu.

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