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Motlow Makes College Simple & Free

Online and On-Ground Classes
Tuition Freeze for 2nd Year
Free Tutoring • Online Placement Testing
We're Keeping it Simple and Free*

6 Simple Steps to Start College

  1. Apply to Motlow for FREE
  2. Apply for Financial Aid
  3. Supply documentation such as transcripts and test scores
  4. Complete Orientation
  5. Work with your personal Student Success Advisor to register for classes
  6. Support staff ready to help at 1-800-654-4877 or [email protected]

Free* Tuition Scholarships

If you are a Tennessee high school graduate, or plan to be one, you might be eligible for five college semesters of free tuition. Sound too good to be true? It is a fact with the Tennessee Promise scholarship.

Through the State of Tennessee's Reconnect program, Motlow offers tuition scholarships for adults with no prior degree. Whether you've never attended college or simply never graduated, ask Motlow how to complete your degree tuition-free. Tennessee Reconnect scholarship.

Recent High School Grads

Student Services Specialists are ready to guide new high school graduates through TN Promise and HOPE (Lottery) scholarships.

High Schoolers Get FREE* Mechatronics Degrees

Finish college before you graduate high school with a FREE* degree in mechatronics. Scholarships cover books and travel. Starting salaries for mechatronics graduates begin around $50,000. Space is limited. High school juniors should act quickly. For more information: [email protected].

Z-Courses & Z-Degree

Z-programs are classes and degree(s) that can make college freer...and in some cases completely free* for eligible students. Taking online Z-classes or specializing in an online Z-degree means there are no additional fees or textbook costs for Z-programs.

Future Students

Motlow recruiters are here to help guide your application and enrollment process. Contact a recruiter at [email protected].

University Students

Motlow has dozens of Tennessee Transfer Pathway options and articulation agreements with other universities that allow you to learn online with us now and return to your home university later. Don't lose a semester. Let Motlow help you stay on track. Contact [email protected].


Financial Aid

June 1, Financial Aid Priority Deadline: FAFSA and all student requirements for fall 2024 are due.

Motlow continues to accept financial aid applications until classes start. The closer it gets to the start of classes the more likely it is you will have to start by paying out-of-pocket and then get reimbursed if you are eligible for aid.

The new FAFSA application has been simplified.
Payment plans are also available.

Scholarships for Adults: TN Reconnect
Ask us about TN Reconnect. Free full-tuition scholarships for adults without degrees*.

FREE Dual Enrollment Classes for High School Students

High school students can get your first few classes FREE*. You can also earn most Motlow degrees while you are in high school. Home school students are welcome!

Student Support

Motlow advisors are accessible Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by text at 931-347-1699.

A Simple Way to Change Someone's Life

Fall deadlines are closer than you think, especially if you need financial aid, transcripts, orientation, or to apply for admission. Help spread the word.


All of our admissions resources are in one place.


Need a fast path to a new career? Check out options for a 1-year college certificate.

2+2 Bachelor Degrees

Motlow and its University Partners offer bachelor's degrees. Some can even be completed at Motlow.

*Free programs do have eligibility requirements and limitations.
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