Senior Milestones Toolkit

Senior Milestones Toolkit

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission and Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation have partnered with the Tennessee Department of Education, The Ayers Foundation, and tnAchieves to create the Senior Milestones Toolkit.

The Senior Milestones Toolkit provides resources for schools and organizations to assist high school seniors as they complete three college-going milestones: Tennessee Promise application, college application, and FAFSA submission.

Use the videos, written instructions, and other resources below to help seniors complete these important tasks regardless if your school is in-person, hybrid, or remote. Consider sending these materials via text messages, communication apps like Remind, email, and the learning management platform being used by your school.

Tennessee Promise Application

College Application

  • College Application Toolkit- The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has partnered with Tennessee higher education institutions to provide institution-specific college application instructional videos. These videos, created by Tennessee colleges, walk students step-by-step through each college’s application process. This document provides links to the instructional video and college application for each participating college. The institutions listed are those that volunteered to create an application video. If the institution you or your students are looking for is not listed, please visit the institution's website for access to their college application.
  • College Application and Exploration Week Resources
  • Now That I've Applied, What's Next?- Student Handout
  • Parts of A College Application- Student Handout

FAFSA Submission

Coming soon! In the meantime, check out

College and Financial Aid 101

  • Senior Next Guide- The Senior Next Guide is a student workbook that includes a wealth of information about career exploration, FAFSA help, scholarship and job tips, selecting and applying for colleges, and more. Whether headed to a 4-year university, community college, technical school, the workforce, or the military, the Senior Next Guide helps with every step along the way.
  • What is the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship?- Video Overview
  • What is the TSAA?-Video Overview
  • How to Complete the Dual Enrollment Application?- Written Instructions