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At King, we are committed to providing students with a quality, affordable, private
education. We work with families of all income levels and will meet one-on-one with
your family to put together a financial aid package that meets your student's educational
needs. We'll help you and your student evaluate scholarship availability and estimate
state and federal aid so your family can get a handle on costs early in the process.
Each year, we award more than $35 million in scholarships, grants, loans, and student
campus employment. Ninety-eight percent of our students receive assistance with an
average annual award of $17,520.
Financial need is defined as the total cost of attendance (COA=room & board, tuition
& fees, books, travel, and personal expenses) minus the expected family contribution
(EFC), which is determined by the data submitted on the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA).
A federal formula calculates your ability to contribute based on your family's income,
assets, number of members, number in college, and other factors. The federal formula
then determines your expected family contribution (EFC). EFC formula worksheets are
available at www.studentaid.ed.gov, click on publications.
Applications for aid must be made as soon as possible after January 1 before the fall
term of enrollment.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Enter King Code #003496 as one of the school you want to receive your data. FAFSA
is available after January 1 each year. You need to file a FASFA each year.
You now use your FSA ID to sign your FAFSA. The FSA ID replaces the pin. You can learn
more here: https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/pub/faq.htm.
If you want to begin exploring your financial aid options, FAFSA4caster is for you!
By using FAFSA4caster, you and your family will receive an early estimate of eligibility
for Federal student aid. The Department of Education's FAFSA4caster Web site provides you with an opportunity to increase your knowledge of the financial
aid process; become familiar with the various types of federal student aid that are
available; and investigate other sources of aid, such as grants and scholarships.
Your student's junior year is a good time to start exploring scholarship opportunities.
High school guidance counselors can provide more information and help your student
find local scholarships. Start checking with civic organizations. Ask employers if
scholarships or matching programs are available for students. Try to plan for deadlines.
During your student's senior year, make sure he or she has submitted all materials
such as the application and references.
Academic scholarships (institutional) are based on GPA and/or test scores and are
determined during your admission process. *Academic scholarships are awarded during
admission only and are available to students enrolled in the traditional, four year,
Changes in financial circumstance should be reported to the King University Financial
Aid Office. Sometimes we are able recalculate eligibility, and additional sources
of aid can be found to assist you.
Choose one of the two options below to order your IRS Tax Transcript:
All verification worksheets are found in your financial aid portal under the Documents
and Loan Info page. If you have trouble finding it or downloading the worksheet,
contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423.652.4725.
The military has programs to assist you in paying for college, check out Military Benefits to learn more. You can also contact the financial aid office at 423.652.6021.
Each year in March the financial aid office will begin awarding financial aid. New
students must be accepted for admission and file a FASFA to be awarded. Continuing
students will be awarded when the FASFA is received. Please file early for maximum
eligibility. - An award letter will be emailed to your king college email account.
Please follow the instructions carefully on- how to access your financial aid portal
to accept/decline awards. Included with the award letter will be instructions on how
to secure the aid you accept.
Generally, you will receive the same types and amounts of aid as you have this year.
There could be some fluctuation in the aid you receive from year to year based on
changes to your FAFSA data.
When the funds are actually received by King they will be posted to your student account.
Depending on timing:
The business office will issue checks approximately two weeks after the start of school.
A check request form should be completed on the student portal. A credit on account
must exist for a check to be issued.
If you drop below full time before the end of the drop/add period your financial aid
is pro-rated based on the number of hours you register for. Traditional students
that drop hours after the drop/add period will have no change to financial aid or
charges. You must be enrolled full-time to continue your eligibility for institutional scholarships/grants.
Please read the withdrawal policy carefully in catalog prior to dropping a class.
Your financial aid is pro-rated based on the number of days you attended classes,
you will be notified by the business office of the outcome after the calculation is
completed. Please check the academic catalog and bulletin for detailed information
Degree seeking students will be subject to the Title IV Satisfactory Academic Progress
Policy/King Scholarship Policy.
To find out if you qualify or to do a change of institution form: Click here for more information.
Tennessee residents who graduate from an eligible high school, homeschool, or GED
program with a minimum 21 ACT (Composite)/980 SAT (Math and Critical Reading only)
or a 3.0 final weighted GPA. Homeschool and GED students must have the minimum ACT/SAT
score. GED students must have a minimum of 525 on GED test.
The award amount for a 4-year institution has a new rule in place: $3,500 for new
freshman and sophomore and then $4,500 for juniors and seniors. For transfers or returning
students, it is the original $4,000. Check with the Financial Aid Office to see which
rule you fall under.
Yes, the FAFSA needs to be completed to be eligible.
You must enroll in a Hope eligible postsecondary institution within 16 months of graduation
from an eligible high school, homeschool, or GED program.
Not initially, you can be enrolled for half time (at least 6 hours) to be eligible.
However, if a student begins the semester as full time then they must seek approval
with the Financial Aid office in order to drop to part time within the same term.
Yes, the state of Tennessee requires that the student maintain a certain GPA to be
eligible for the scholarship. There are checkpoints (called benchmarks) at hourly
intervals that are required. The student can only lose the scholarship at one of
the designated benchmarks if they do not meet the GPA requirement. For students who
first received Hope in Fall 2009 and thereafter there is also a cap of 120 attempted
hours, once this is reached the student is no longer eligible to receive funds.
Yes, the state provides a onetime regain provision. The student will need to have
the required GPA at the next designated checkpoint and request to use the regain provision.
Yes, the student must be continuously enrolled to receive the scholarship.
Yes, they are required to have a 21 ACT or a 980 SAT on a national test date.
The institution will review eligibility at the end of the term in which the student
has attempted 24, 48, 72, 96 and 120 credit hours. An attempted hour includes all
courses attempted after high school graduation, from all colleges.
2.75 at the 24 and 48 hours benchmarks and 3.0 thereafter. The Lottery GPA includes
all the GPA’s from all courses attempted after high school graduation, from all colleges.
Additional provisions related to the GPA requirement can be viewed at www.TN.gov/collegepays.
Satisfactory progress is a federal requirement that all students receiving financial
aid must satisfactorily be meeting all requirements of the Title IV Satisfactory Academic
Progress Policy. This policy is described in the catalog.
Yes, the institution will send you a letter indicating your deficiencies. Included
are options to make up your deficiencies. Your financial aid will be removed until
you correct the deficiencies.
There is an appeal process. The timeline for submitting an appeal will be noted in
the letter you receive.
Satisfactory progress evaluation occurs at the end of semester.
A student enrolled in a degree-seeking program is eligible for a Federal Direct Loan
providing the student has not defaulted on any previous federal student loans.
Your loans are automatically awarded to you after your FAFSA is processed. You have
the choice to accept/decline the loans. If you do accept, please complete the entrance
counseling and Master Promissory Note.
Annual amounts are determined by grade level and dependency status, which is determined
by questions answered on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) *Subsidized
loans are awarded based off need and not applicable to all students* :
For a dependent student (aggregate limit is $31,000):
First-year student: $3,500 subsidized, $2,000 unsubsidized = $5,500
Second-year student: $4,500 subsidized, $2,000 unsubsidized = $6,500
Third-year student: $5,500 subsidized, $2,000 unsubsidized = $7,500
Fourth-year student: $5,500 subsidized, $2,000 unsubsidized = $7,500
For an independent student (aggregate limit is $57,500):
First-year student: $3,500 subsidized, $6,000 unsubsidized = $9,500
Second-year student: $4,500 subsidized, $6,000 unsubsidized = $10,500
Third-year student: $5,500 subsidized, $7,000 unsubsidized = $12,500
Fourth-year student: $5,500 subsidized, $7,000 unsubsidized = $12,500
For a graduate student (aggregate limit is $138,500):
First-year and beyond: $20,500 unsubsidized
A Federal Parent Plus loan is a loan that the student’s parent applies for. It helps
with the educational costs for the student. The parent must be credit worthy. The
parent can apply at www.studentloans.gov
A dependent student is only eligible to borrow additional Direct Loan funds when your
parent applies and is denied a Federal Parent Plus Loan. The eligible amounts are
determined by grade level:
There are alternative, or private, educational loans available to students for educational
purposes. Some may require a co-signer, however, the loan is in the student’s name.
This type of loan is based on credit. You must complete a Master Promissory Note
with the lender.
A subsidized Direct Loan is a need-based loan and cannot exceed your financial need.
This is determined when you file your FAFSA. If you are eligible for a Federal Subsidized
Direct Loan, the Financial Aid Office will automatically award the amount in accordance
with student grade level. The Federal government pays the interest on the subsidized
loan while you are enrolled at least half time in a degree seeking program. If the
student does not demonstrate financial need, the student will be offered the Federal
Unsubsidized Direct Loan. The unsubsidized loans do accrue interest while the student
is in school.
For the 17/18 year, the rates are as follows:
Direct Subsidized Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Loans
Graduate or Professional
Direct PLUS Loans
Parents and Graduate or Professional Students
Interest on Federal Direct Loans begins with the first disbursement of the loan.
The U.S. Department of Education pays the interest on subsidized Direct Loans, but
does not on the unsubsidized loan. Students can opt to pay interest only payments
for unsubsidized Direct Loans while still in school.
Repayments begin six-months after graduation or if a student drops below half-time
Yes, you will need to contact your previous lender and they may require proof of enrollment
in order for loans in repayment to be deferred until after you graduate or are not
enrolled at least half time.
You are required to complete loan exit consoling at www.studentloans.gov. Your grace
period will start unless you enroll at least half time the next semester.
The federal government has phased out the Perkins loans program. If current students
already had a previous Perkins loans, those are being grandfathered in but at a reduced
amount. Contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.
You can go to NSLDS (National Student Loan Data System) and review all your loan information, including lender contact information.
The first step is to contact the Financial Aid Office to indicate your interest in
student employment and check your eligibility.
Visit: Student Employment - This website contains the most up to date job postings. After reviewing the listings,
you can then contact the department representative/supervisor for an interview. If
you are a returning student, please contact your previous supervisor.
The pay rate is minimum wage and students may work a maximum of 8 hours per week.
Once you have selected a job, that supervisor has the hire packet. You will complete
all paperwork with the supervisor and then they will turn that into Financial Aid.
You will complete your direct deposit information in this packet as well. You can
view the Student Employment Handbook for 17/18 by clicking here.
Click here for more information: Business Office.