Below are answers to Nevada Promise Scholarship Program's most commonly asked questions.
Yes, if you have earned a general equivalency diploma or equivalent document (i.e. GED, HiSET or TASC) and submit proof of document by June 15 to the Financial Aid Office.
You are eligible for up to three years, or until you complete an associate or bachelor's degree. Awards are contingent on available funding. In the event that sufficient funds are not available for all eligible students, scholarships will be awarded based on the following priorities: First, to students who have received the award in previous academic years, on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the FAFSA completion date. Second, to students who would be receiving the award for the first time on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the FAFSA completion date.
If you are a Nevada Promise candidate with a documented disability that prevents full-time enrollment, Nevada Promise requires students who qualify to register with the Disability Resource Center for this accommodation. Please be prepared to provide recent documentation and to meet with a DRC specialist.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA protects and guides privacy practices at TMCC. TMCC departments and staff cannot share student information with any third party without prior authorization. Students can complete the Third-Party Release process in their MyTMCC account to give parents/legal guardians access to specific information.
Failure to meet any deadline will result in loss of scholarship eligibility. No exceptions.
If you receive a Nevada Promise Scholarship award, you will be notified of your scholarship amount in August. Since this is a last-dollar scholarship, all other gift aid will need to be calculated and awarded before the Nevada Promise Scholarship can be awarded.
As a last-dollar scholarship, the Nevada Promise Scholarship covers the cost of registration fees and other mandatory fees (tuition is not charged to residents of Nevada) not met by other gift aid, subject to appropriation. For the purposes of the Nevada Promise Scholarship, gift aid is defined as a federal Pell Grant, a federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, a Nevada Silver State Opportunity Grant or a Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship.
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