Freshmen & New Students
Let us help you find money and financial aid as you apply to ETSU
ETSU offers out-of-state and in-state scholarships for new students!
- Academic Performance Scholarships (APS) are awarded to both Tennessee students and border county residents that qualify for in-state tuition based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores.
- Promise-Plus Program for first-time freshmen provide last-dollar tuition assistance and program services fees, PLUS more.
- Out-of-State Scholarships are available to students based on academics, artistic talents, or demonstrated commitment to public service.
- Endowed Scholarships are established by donations from individuals or organizations.
- Honors College offers scholarship programs for incoming freshmen:
- Global Citizen Scholars Program
- Fine and Performing Art Scholars Program
- Honors-in-Discipline program
- The Changemaker Scholars
- Colleges and Academic Departments may offer scholarships to their majors.
- The Roan Scholars Leadership Program offers scholarships for incoming freshmen from Northeast Tennessee and Virginia / North Carolina border counties.
- Visual Performing Arts Scholarships are available to artistically talented students.
You can apply for scholarships between October & March every year. Transfer students can apply from October & May.
New Student Info
Getting Started with Your Financial Aid as a Prospective Student or Freshmen
- Search for APS Service Positions
- How to apply money from an outside source to your ETSU account.
- Important deadlines for scholarship application.
Complete the FAFSA
All students must apply for Financial Aid each year.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your gateway to all federal financial aid, as well as many state and school aid programs. Many funding opportunities – including the Pell Grant and HOPE (Lottery) Scholarship – are not available without a completed FAFSA.