Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for students in the adult studies programs at Trevecca Nazarene University. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify for federal assistance. The FAFSA can be completed online at Make sure to include Trevecca's federal school code (003526) on your application.

Federal Pell Grants are awarded by the federal government to those students who are determined to be eligible after completing the FAFSA. A Federal Pell Grant is applied directly to your student account and does not have to be repaid. The amount is determined according to eligibility and the number of hours in which you enroll. Federal Pell Grants are not available to students who have already completed a bachelor’s degree.

The Tennessee State Grant (TSAA) is a state grant awarded to eligible students who are Tennessee residents. This grant does not have to be repaid. Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA. Funds are usually limited and you must apply as early as possible after January 1.

There are two Federal Direct Programs available for student borrowers, subsidized and unsubsidized. All students who wish to borrow through either of these programs must complete the FAFSA each year.

A Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan is a federal loan that must be repaid. Ability to participate in the Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan Program is based on calculated need as determined by the FAFSA. The interest rate is determined by the Federal Government. "Subsidized" means that the interest on this loan is not paid by the student while he or she is enrolled in school.

A Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is also a federal loan that must be repaid. If a student is not eligible for the Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan, as determined by the results of the FAFSA, a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan can be an alternative. "Unsubsidized" means that interest will accrue while the student is in school. The student can choose to pay the interest while in school or defer the interest and have it added to the principal balance.

Federal Direct loan repayment begins six months after the student is no longer enrolled on a half-time basis.

Students who remain eligible for financial aid must make satisfactory progress toward a degree according to the academic probation and termination policies of the program. Students who withdraw from coursework in order to change groups should contact the Financial Aid Office concerning their eligibility for current and future financial aid.

A student must be admitted to the program and be taking at least six hours of course work before an award will be made. For additional information, please contact SGCS Financial Services at 615-248-1529.