Nashville GRAD

We know that completing college can be a tough task, especially for students who already work hard to cope with many responsibilities while earning their degrees. And we want to help. The Nashville GRAD program provides eligible students with financial and academic support while pursuing a full-time education at Nashville State. We will give you the support you need to complete your degree.

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Be a Nashville GRAD

Join the Nashville GRAD program today.

What You'll Get

  • Up to $300/semester to reduce (or eliminate) costs with textbooks 
  • Up to $100 monthly support paid in two $50 installments (for gas and groceries) 
  • Access to check out a laptop to help with coursework 
  • Financial support to pay for necessary tools and equipment*
  • Coverage for industry certification fees*
  • Special class scheduling, allows you to create a schedule that fits your availability
  • Dedicated career development support services
  • Advisor support and personalized guidance to help you succeed at Nashville State
  • The chance to build a strong network by taking classes with other Nashville GRAD students 

*Applicable to certain courses. 

Are You Eligible

  • Students using Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect are eligible for Nashville GRAD 
  • Enroll full-time at Nashville State Community College in an associate degree or technical certificate program* 
  • Reside full-time in Davidson County one year prior to completing the FAFSA 
  • Not have previously earned an associate or bachelor’s degree, and have less than 15 credits prior to applying to the program 

*Some exclusions may apply based on math placement and degree program. Contact a Student Success Advisor or for more information. 


We've Got Your Back

Nashville State Community College Profiles
Dulce Davila
Surgical Technology Student
I was fearful of college. Due to the support I receive at Nashville State and by taking my studies seriously, my college experience has been joyful and successful.

How to Join

Applying to Nashville GRAD is easy. Follow the instructions below and reach out to the Student Success Center with any questions.

Step 1: Apply to Nashville State

Step 2: Complete the FAFSA Application

Step 3: Enroll at Nashville State

Once admitted you can:

  • Choose your program of study. 
  • Attend orientation. 
  • Find your advisor. 
  • Register for classes.
Visit How to Enroll for more information.

Step 4: Complete the Nashville GRAD Application

Use your A# and password to log in (same information to log into your myNSCC account). Once reviewed, a Student Success Advisor will contact you regarding eligibility and the next steps.

Fall 2024 Nashville GRAD application is open.

Stay Connected

Student Engagement Opportunity Calendar: View upcoming opportunities to connect with other students and learn more about students' success! 


Student Engagement Reporting Form: Complete this form to document your attendance for any engagement activities you attend. 

Contact the Student Success Center

Feel free to call, email, or stop by the Student Success Center. We're here for you!


Weld Building
White Bridge Campus


Monday-Thursday: 8 AM – 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM