QuoteNo I'm not a TN resident, but my boyfriend is, too bad they don't consider that. Its really looking more like the PNW every day, which is pretty exciting. I got the official fin aid offer from them yesterday and they aren't giving me anything. Oh well, life goes on. TN is probably too far from my family for me anyway.
I got my financial aid letter last week, too, which just had my award eligibility for stafford loans. Then today I got a separate letter stating they were giving me a $3K/year scholarship. I was very surprised by this as it wasn't mentioned in last week's letter.
If your boyfriend is a TN resident, and you have some ties to the state that you think you could use to make a strong case for yourself, why not apply for consideration for in-state residency? You have to print it and fill it out separately (it's one of the supplementary forms in UTK's LSAC application packet). It's four pages long and basically gives you an opportunity to talk about why you think they should consider you in-state. I did it, and I got approved for it. It's worth a shot if you do have ties to the state!
Are you considering UTK?
They rate very highly on my list, since I am still in debt from UG and don't want to take out $180k more to go somewhere like WashU. There's very little talk of UT on these boards, though, so anybody else considering it is a very nice find...heh.