If a Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarship (TELS) recipient transfers from an eligible post-secondary institution to MTSU, they must meet all eligibility requirements in order to receive the scholarship.
All transfer students will be required to complete the steps below:
Submit all prior college transcripts to MTSU's Admissions Office, and monitor your RaiderNet account to insure that all transfer credits are showing on your MTSU transcript.
Here is how to check your MTSU transcript:
Inform your current school's Financial Aid Office that you are planning to transfer, so they can cancel your aid (including the lottery scholarship and any other grants, loans, or scholarships you are receiving there).
If you did not list MTSU on your FAFSA as one of the institutions to receive your information, you will need to add our school code.
The Federal School Code for MTSU is 003510.
Inform the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) of which school you plan to attend.
It is recommended that you use the Student Portal, since it is processed by TSAC immediately; if you choose to send the paper form, please allow 2 weeks for processing.
If you have any questions you can contact TSAC by calling them at (800) 342-1663 or (615) 741-1346.
When you see all your transfer credits on your MTSU transcript, and you have made MTSU your school of record with TSAC for the applicable award year, complete an MTSU TELS Transfer Notification Form.
Complete the form and submit it to the Scholarship Office at MTSU.
If you are transferring to MTSU in the middle of the academic year (for example, if you transfer in the spring after attending another school in the fall), please be aware that you may not receive your lottery award until a point in time after the beginning of the semester depending on completion of eligibility processing.
The Scholarship Office is required by state policies to verify your initial and continuing eligibility; The Scholarship Office is unable to complete this process until all of the above steps are completed.
If you were initially eligible for a TELS award upon completion of high school requirements, and were enrolled at a regionally accredited out-of-state post-secondary institution within 16 months after graduation, and are now transferring to an eligible Tennessee post-secondary institution, you may be eligible to receive the TELS award.
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