Tennessee students enrolling in summer classes may now be eligible to use their HOPE Scholarship to help offset the costs. Students who first received the HOPE in fall 2009 or later may be eligible for up to $2,000 for summer classes. The amount is prorated based on the number of credit hours taken. Students must enroll in a minimum of six credit hours to be eligible to the use the HOPE Scholarship for summer classes.

**Caution TN HOPE recipients**

Summer classes could potentially reduce the number of fall and spring semesters that you will be eligible to receive the HOPE Scholarship. Your HOPE Scholarship is available only through the semester in which you will attempt 128 credit hours, the number of credit hours required to receive your degree from Maryville College, or 8 full time equivalent semesters whichever occurs last.

Students may also use any remaining eligibility for Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Stafford Direct Loans. Parents may also request a Parent PLUS Loan for summer classes. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours to be eligible for loans.

If you are planning to attend summer school, here are the steps you need to take to apply for summer aid:

  1. Complete your 15-16 FAFSA.
  2. Register for at least six credit hours.
  3. Submit the Maryville College Summer Financial Aid Request Form by May 1st to the Financial Aid Office.  You must complete this form in order to receive summer financial aid.