Congratulations on your acceptance to Fisk University! Our entire community looks forward to your unique contributions to the Class of 2020. The admitted student page seeks to provide first-time freshmen and new transfer students with relevant information as they begin this cherished odyssey of becoming a future Scholar and Leader!
Admission – Related Information
2016 Pre-College Summer Program
Six-week program designed to develop or strengthen the tools that incoming freshmen must possess to be successful at Fisk University. Application deadline: June 1, 2016. For more information, contact Program Director Patricia McCarroll.
The Admission Fee can be paid over phone to the University Cashier at 615-329-8546, online at fisk.afford.com or by check made out to Fisk University.
Please mail check or money order to:
Office of Admission
1000 Seventeenth Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37208
Complete Admission Files
Failure to submit all necessary items may result in the inability to register, to play on Fisk's athletic teams, have your federal financial aid processed and disbursed to your account, assume campus housing or take part in other activities available to compliant Fisk students. Students must submit the official, post-graduation, transcript for file to be complete.
Financial Aid – Related Concerns
Spring and summer are the busiest times of the academic year for the Office of Student Financial Aid. Officers may be difficult to reach as we are trying to assist both new and returning families. Here are some tips to ensure good customer service:
Complete your FAFSA Beginning January 1
The student financial aid process begins with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have not completed the FAFSA and indicated Fisk as an institution to receive your information by inserting our school code (003490), then our office will not have access to your records. The office also requires all domestic students who have received an institutional scholarship to complete the FAFSA. Failure to complete the FAFSA will result in no financial aid award for the academic year or scholarship offer being rescinded. If you have not done the FAFSA, please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov. You and or your parents will need a FAFSA PIN to complete the FAFSA. If you do not have one you may request one at the following website www.pin.ed.gov . Also please note that the Department of Education as of May 10, 2016 will be replacing the FAFSA PIN number with a new identification process term FSA-ID (Federal Student Aid-ID). More information regarding this process will be forthcoming
Student Aid Report
When contacting the Office of Student Financial Aid, please have a copy of your Student Aid Report available. Doing this will allow officers to more rapidly answer your questions. Your Student Aid Report contains a section entitled “Comments”. Please review the comments section as many of the questions asked are covered in this section.
Expected Family Contribution
Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a numerical determination made by the US Department of Education that serves as an eligibility guideline for financial aid officers. This figure is used to determine whether you can receive a Pell Grant, etc. This is one measure used to determine a financial aid package.
Verification is a random process initiated by the US Department of Education at the time a student submits the FAFSA. You can sometimes determine if you have been selected by looking for an asterisk on the Student Aid Report near the EFC indication. If you have been selected, no financial aid award can be completed until this requirement is satisfied. Typically, those selected for verification are required to submit worksheets and current year tax documentation. If you have been selected, the worksheets can be accessed here: http://www.fisk.edu/financial-aid/documents-and-forms