Cheatham County Exchange

Cheatham Co., Sycamore praised for raising FAFSA rates

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation are celebrating both Cheatham County Central High School and Sycamore High School as FAFSA Champions for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

This designation is awarded to schools whose Tennessee Promise FAFSA completion rate increased by five percent or more over the previous year, or those whose Tennessee Promise FAFSA completion rate exceeds 90 percent. 

Completing a FAFSA opens the door for thousands of dollars in state and federal financial aid for Tennessee’s students. The goal is that every eligible Tennessee high school senior has the opportunity to make plans for college and succeed, and completing a FAFSA is a critical first step, especially before the Tennessee Promise deadline. 

Cheatham County and Sycamore’s commitment to college access emphasizes the importance of college and career exploration and educates students and families about the financial aid opportunities available to them. 

“We are so grateful to Mary Watson, our AdviseTN postsecondary counselor, as she has worked tirelessly to help students and parents complete this important requirement. CCCHS has a lot to celebrate as our seniors prepare for future success,” said CCCHS principal Steve Wenning. 

Both schools will receive a FAFSA Champion wall banner in April as a token of gratitude and recognition of the school’s commitment to expanding a college-going culture.