Advise TN

Mrs. Suzanne Rushing

Advise TN College Advisor

School Phone: 931-837-3531

Appointment Scheduling: https://calendly.com/suzanne-rushing

Class of 2022-Upcoming Deadlines/Dates:

Fall 2021:

    • College App Week: October 4-8, 2021

    • College Email/Portal Set Up Assistance: TBA

    • FAFSA Frenzy Week: October 25-29, 2021

    • FAFSA Help Nights: Nov. 4, 2021 & Nov. 9, 2021 @3:15-6:15 in Library @WCHS

Spring 2022:

  • Local Scholarship Applications: Spring 2022, TBA

  • College Email/Portal Set-up workshops: ongoing in Spring 2022

  • College Orientation Check-ins/College Commitments: TBA

Summer 2022:

  • 1-1 Meetings/College Check-ins: ongoing through Summer 2022

  • College Orientation Check-ins: ongoing throughout Summer 2022

  • Financial Aid Check Ins: ongoing throughout Summer 2022


Class of 2023-Upcoming Deadlines/Dates:

  • Pre-Senior Year Info Form & Junior Classroom Visits (Spring 2022)


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:






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.