Representative David Byrd


November 3, 2022

Expanding financial assistance to disadvantaged students / Public Chapter 1018 — A new law will expand the Ben Atchley Grant, which was established in the 1990s to provide financial assistance to disadvantaged students. The measure allows for-profit, private postsecondary institutions that are accredited and domiciled in Tennessee to be able to provide the grant to its students. Just one college in the state, South College, which has locations in Knoxville and Nashville, meets these criteria. The grants will be funded by a transfer of $2 million from the Tennessee Students Assistance Awar...

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