Your college choice is an important decision. If you decide to make Welch your home away from home, you will find that our Christian community is the perfect place to help you with your future ministry or career.
Welch College is an eligible participant in federal and state financial aid programs including Pell, VA, TN Hope, TN Promise, and TN Reconnect, as well as numerous private aid foundations. Since the state of Tennessee has funding available for Welch students who are residents of Tennessee and who meet the requirements, eligible students are encouraged to apply. Don’t wait! You could be leaving money on the table. Here is some important information to help you get started:
To see if you are eligible for Hope, Promise, or Reconnect you must first do two things:
The HOPE Scholarship is awarded to entering freshmen who are enrolled at an eligible postsecondary institution within sixteen (16) months after graduating from a TN eligible high school. For four-year and two-year institutions with on-campus housing, like Welch College, students receive up to $1,750 per full-time enrollment semester as a freshman and sophomore; then up to $2,250 per full-time enrollment semester as a junior and senior. For more information, visit the info page provided by THEC and TSAC.
Tennessee students who graduate from an eligible high school, homeschool, or earn a GED/HISET (prior to 19th birthday) can receive an award at an eligible postsecondary institution toward tuition and mandatory fees after all other gift aid has been first applied. In other words, the scholarship is a “last dollar” scholarship which will help cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell Grant, the HOPE scholarship, or TSAA funds.
The TN Reconnect is available to adult students who have not previously earned an associate or baccalaureate degree. To be eligible you must be independent according to the FAFSA rules and are enrolled part-time in an eligible program of study. For more information about this exciting opportunity for adult learners, visit the info page provided by THEC and TSAC or the Reconnect website. For more information about evening and online classes at Welch College for adult learners, please visit our Adult Studies page.
We believe that Welch College is a special place. Check us out online, and then come and let us show you the Welch Difference. We would love for Welch to be your home away from home, and we would love to be your college family!