Student Financial Obligations
Students who are Tennessee residents pay maintenance fees to enroll in courses at UTC. Out-of-state students pay these fees in addition to a tuition charge. A student's residential status is determined during the application and admission process, and this status, in most cases, is determined by residence of the student's parent, parents, or legal guardian. Additional information regarding residency classification for the University of Tennessee system is available online at http://registrar.tennessee.edu/residency/resguide.shtml. For residency appeals, students should refer to the Admissions chapter of this catalog.
This chapter describes all financial charges, including student fees. The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees establishes all student fees and may change these without notice.
MOCS Express Statement
The Mocs Express statement combines fees, charges, fines and credits into one invoice. The University mails MOCS Express statements to students who register during the Priority Registration period. Students may access their MOCS EXPRESS STATEMENT on line at www.utc.edu, click on “STUDENT INFORMATION” then “MY MOCS EXPRESS STATEMENT.” Students with a credit or a zero balance may confirm classes or pay fees at this site. Payments are also accepted by phone, mail, in person or with MasterCard and Visa at www.utc.edu, click on ‘MONEY MATTERS,” “PAY FEES,” and then “PAY FEES ON-LINE.” Previous outstanding charges must be paid in order to confirm classes.
Cancellation for Non-Payment
Failure to pay fees or set confirmation of attendance with the Bursar's Office by the published deadline results in automatic cancellation from all classes. This policy applies to all students, regardless of sources of funds, and includes those whose fees are billed, deferred, waived, or paid with personal funds, including financial aid and graduate assistantships. All students withdrawn from classes for non-payment or non-confirmation must re-register for classes and pay all appropriate fees, including late fees.
There is only one cancellation date each semester. Students who register after the cancellation date must pay all fees and risk
receiving failing grades for all classes not dropped prior to the first day of classes in the semester. The deadlines for the 2009-2010 academic year are:
For fall 2009, the deadline is 5 p.m. on August 6, 2009;
For spring 2010, the deadline is 5 p.m. on December 11, 2009.
Under the prepayment plan, students and/or parents may choose the academic year expenses they wish to prepay, including room, board, tuition, fees, and books, over a period of eight months, with the first installment due by May 10. The remaining seven monthly installments are payable on the tenth day of each succeeding month. Contact the Bursar's Office for details. Phone: (423) 425-4781.
Deferred Payment Plan
A student who is in good financial standing with the University and has an anticipated source of funds may defer up to 50 percent of fees. A $10 extension fee and at least 50 percent of fees are due by the deadline date. The balance will be payable on the 45th calendar day of the term. Students must pay an additional $50 if the installment is not paid on or before the due date. Financial aid recipients must first apply their aid toward payment of fees, regardless of source of funds. This plan is not offered for the summer terms.
General Refund Information
All refund periods are based on the official first day of classes for the University, as published in the Catalog and on the UTC website. Students must officially withdraw from courses to be eligible for potential refunds. No refund is due unless the charge for the remaining courses, plus the percentage charge for the courses dropped, is less than the maximum semester charge for tuition and maintenance fees.
All charges and refunds will be made to the nearest even dollar. All charges are subject to subsequent audit and verification. Errors will be corrected by appropriate additional charges or refunds.