Federal and State Aid

State Aid

The State of Tennessee also offers educational assistance for state residents. For a complete listing of grants and scholarships, along with eligibility requirements and application procedures, please visit the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation website. 

Federal Aid

The federal government offers several types of educational grants to assist with Johnson University’s affordable tuition. All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible.

For Undergraduate Students

Federal Pell Grant
The Pell Grant is based upon eligibility and enrollment status and does not need to be repaid. The current maximum amount is $5,815 per year. Anyone with a bachelor’s degree is no longer eligible. For more information, see the Federal Pell Grant page.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This is gift assistance that does not need to be repaid. It is normally awarded to students enrolled full-time and who are Pell Grant recipients. The award ranges from $400 to $1,000 per year. Bachelor’s degree holders are no longer eligible. For more information, see the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant page.

For Undergraduate Students and/or Graduate Students

Work-Study Program
The Work-Study program offers students the opportunity to work part-time to help meet college costs while also providing valuable work experience. Most students are assigned positions and receive between 4 and 10 hours of work per week. Students with additional need may request additional hours by appealing to the . Students must complete the FAFSA and the Johnson University Tennessee Work-Study Application.

Federal TEACH Grant Program
The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year for students enrolled in the Teacher Education program. In return, recipients agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field, in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Recipients must teach at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which they received the grant. If the recipient fails to complete this service obligation, the full amount of the TEACH Grant will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. For more information about loans, visit the Federal Loans page.