Tennessee Promise is a scholarship, mentoring and community service program. It will provide students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the Tennessee Promise will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell Grant, the HOPE scholarship, or TSAA funds. On average, annual tuition at Tennessee community colleges is $4,000 compared to $8,000 at four-‐year schools. Students who earn an associate’s degree and transfer to a four-‐year university will save up to 50 percent in tuition and fees. Tennessee Promise students are required to complete community service for each semester they attend college. If you do not complete and submit community service hours to tnachieves.org by the deadline, you will lose Tennessee Promise. TN Promise is available for 5 semesters of continuous enrollment at an eligible institution or until a degree is obtained or program completion.