Before Haslam's new shell game was announced, HOPE recipients going to 4 year colleges could collect 6K per year for a total of 24K. Now students will receive 3K per year for the freshman and sophomore years, whether 2 or 4 year schools. And 5K for junior and senior years.
A quick tally: students going for 4 year degrees will have their scholarships reduced from $24,000 to $16,000. That's the way they roll in a state that wants to run with the big dogs but can't get off the porch.
Scroll down here to the Tennessee Promise Information Sheet near the bottom of the page.