Merrol Hyde Magnet School

There are three types of federal student aid (grants, loans, and work-study).  To determine eligibility, you must complete the FAFSA (FREE Application for Federal Student Aid): (never pay to file the FAFSA!)

FAFSA application opens online October 1st for students entering college in Fall 2023!

  • Parents and students need to create their own FAFSA ID by going to
  • Apply as close to October 1 as possible - award dollars are often given away on a first-come, first-served basis
  • February 1 deadline for completing FAFSA for TN Promise 
  • Remember - all students should complete the FAFSA regardless of whether you think you'll quality for aid - often this is used an eligibility tool for other scholarships and programs as well!
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Shared Vision

Merrol Hyde Magnet School is committed to excellence in K-12 education by utilizing the Paideia philosophy of educating the whole child - body, mind, and spirit - while encouraging and nurturing a life long love of learning.

Merrol Hyde Magnet is an academic magnet school with an emphasis in foreign language.  Rigor and challenge at an accelerated pace are expected and embedded in our curriculum.