TISL Nominates Students for TSAC Board
Delegates to the TISL General Assembly nominate students to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation. The term of office begins the following July 1.
Any Tennessee college student may be a candidate for the TSAC Board, regardless of whether the student's college participates in TISL's programs.
TSAC administers a variety of financial aid programs for higher education, including HOPE lottery scholarships, Wilder-Naifeh technology scholarships and state need-based grants.
Directors influence how much money is available for scholarships, the TSAC legislative agenda and collection policies for delinquent loans, among other things.
The TSAC Board of Directors typically meets twice a year, in March and September, in Nashville. Sometimes there are additional called meetings.
TISL voters will nominate three students for every TSAC vacancy, and the Governor of Tennessee will make the final appointment.
Student board members are expected to attend all meetings and communicate with students across the state to get their input and to share TSAC decisions and policies.