Advise TN

Class of 2023-Upcoming Deadlines/Dates:

Fall 2022:

    • Aug 2 @5:00-6:15 Senior Orientation

    • Aug 15-19: Large Group Senior Meeting during 2nd block: TN Promise Application Completion

    • SEPTEMBER is College Exploration Month!

    • September 7 & 8 in Library during 2nd block (elective): College Application Help Workshop

    • Sept 19-23: Large Group Senior Meeting during 2nd block: Seniors will set up their FSA ID, get FAFSA required info and help with college applications.

    • October 1st: FAFSA Opens!

    • October 5th: ACT Free Retake Day

    • Oct 17-21: Large Group Sr. Meeting during 2nd bl: FAFSA Frenzy! Students will begin working on their FAFSA

    • Oct 26, Nov. 9: FAFSA Help Sessions during 2nd bl in Library

    • Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Dec. 5: FAFSA Help Nights (3:00-5:30)

*Individualized FAFSA is available as well by appointment

    • Dec. 13: in Library during 2nd block (elective): General Scholarship Application Workshop

    • Future College Email/Portal Assistance: As needed

Spring 2023:

  • Local Scholarship Packet Distribution/Help Workshop: TBA

  • Jan 11: TN Promise Mandatory Meeting: 2:25 PM - 4:55 PM - White County High School - Cafeteria

  • Jan 25: FAFSA Help Session during 2nd block in Library

  • Jan 26: FAFSA Help Night (3:00-5:30)

*Individualized FAFSA is available as well by appointment

  • Future College Email/Portal Assistance: Ongoing in Spring of 2023

  • College Orientation/Check Ins: TBA

Summer 2023:

  • 1-1 Meetings/College Check-ins: ongoing through Summer 2023

  • College Orientation Check-ins: ongoing throughout Summer 2023

  • Financial Aid Check Ins: ongoing throughout Summer 2023


Class of 2024-Upcoming Deadlines/Dates:

  • Pre-Senior Year Info Form & Junior Classroom Visits (Spring 2023)

Helpful Resources/Links:

FAFSA Resources:

FSA ID Account Link: Create & Manage FSA ID

FAFSA Application/Corrections Link

**See below for videos with more information on various FAFSA steps**

Overview of Financial Aid Process Federal Student Aid

This short video details the major components of the financial aid process.

The FAFSA App

How to use & tips/tricks with Jason Seay from TSAC

How to Fill Out the FAFSA-Federal Student Aid

This short video details the steps involved with completing the FAFSA.

After the FAFSA-Federal Student Aid

This short video details the steps/things that occur after submitting the FAFSA.

TN Promise/TN Achieves Resources:

TN Promise Program Information Link

TSAC Student Portal Log-in/Account Creation Link

TN Achieves Website Link

  • Student & Parent TN Achieves Handbooks available online

*See below for a PDF listing of White County/Sparta Community Service Opportunities.*

TSAC Student Portal-How to Create video

College & Career Planning Resources/TN College Info:

CollegeforTN.org Link

  • CollegeforTN.org offers a wide range of college & career planning/exploration tools for students & parents/families. Students have accounts created during their 10th grade year; parents/families are welcome to create an account as well. If you do not remember your login information, contact your school counselor or Mrs. Suzanne Rushing.

ECampus Tours-Online Campus Tours/Videos

YouVisit-Virtual College Tours

UT Promise Scholarship Informational Video:






UTPromise logo

The Common App Resources:

The Common App Website Link

*"Creating a First-Year Account" video linked to right. See Common App Youtube channel for more helpful videos on completing the Common App.


Financial Aid Packages & Scholarship Resources

Financial Aid Award Package Resources:

Financial Aid Process Infographic

NASFAA Award Letter Comparison Worksheet

TuitionFit.org Link

SwiftStudent-Financial Aid Appeal Information/Resources

Scholarship Search Resources:

Going Merry Scholarship Portal Link

ScholarshipAmerica Portal Link

FastWeb Scholarship Search Portal Link

Peterson's Scholarship Search Portal Link

Unigo Scholarship Search Portal Link

Cappex Scholarship Search Portal Link


*Local Scholarship applications for Seniors are released each Spring. See any School Counselor or Advise TN College Advisor for more information & assistance.

**See below for several short videos with more detail on the financial aid process & components of award packages.


Financial Aid Packages 101 CollegeforTN

Jonathan from TSAC reviews major highlights/components of financial aid award packages.

TCAT Financial Aid Process

This short video details the steps for obtaining financial aid for TCAT-bound students.

Community College Financial Aid Process

This short video details the steps for obtaining financial aid for Community College-bound students.

Public 4 Year Colleges/Universities Financial Aid Process

This short video details the steps for obtaining financial aid for Public 4 Year colleges/universities-bound students.

Private 4 Year Colleges/Universities Financial Aid Process

This short video details the steps for obtaining financial aid for Private 4 Year colleges/universities-bound students.