Students who receive federal student financial assistance funds in excess of their direct cost (i.e. maintenance, tuition, room) may be required to repay funds to certain Title IV programs.
- Federal Pell Grant
- Other SFA Programs
- Other federal, state, private, or institutional sources of aid
General Refund Information
Students who stop attending classes prior to the completion of the term should read carefully the information on unofficial withdrawals. All refund/repayment calculations are completed within 30 days of the official withdrawal date, and all funds are returned to the appropriate programs.
Students must present their official withdrawal/drop forms in person to the Office of Student Financial Aid to commence the withdrawal process. In the event this is not plausible, the student must communicate the circumstances surrounding their inability to present the required form. Failure to officially withdraw will result in the University applying its own administrative procedures for determining the unofficial withdrawal date.
All questions, concerns, or appeals of refund/repayment decisions should be addressed to: Director of Financial Aid, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 615 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598.
Information and Assistance
The Financial Aid Office provides assistance with the financial aid application process and financial budgeting. Also, students or parents may request a review of the determination of the students need and award. For applications and further information on financial aid, call or write the UTC Financial Aid Office, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 615 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403, (423) 425-4677.
Student Fees and Expenses
Tuition is free to residents of Tennessee. Out-of-state students must pay the tuition charge. A students residence is determined primarily by the residence of the students parents. Exceptions including guardianship, are given special consideration and are determined on the basis of the particular circumstances in each case. Any student who is classified as an out-of-state student may, at any time, request that a residence classification be reconsidered. When additional information concerning a students residence classification is available, the student should provide the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (or Graduate Office for graduate students) with this information for a review of residence status.
Student fees are established by The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees and are subject to change without notice.
Tuition and Maintenance Fees
The following fees were accurate for the 2005-06 academic year. Fees for academic year 2006-2007 are not yet set.
In-state undergraduate/special student maintenance fees
Per Semester Hour $150
Maximum Charge $1,800
In-state graduate student maintenance fees
Per Semester Hour $240
Maximum Charge $2,155
Out-of-state undergraduate/special student tuition/maintenance fees
Per Semester Hour $527
Maximum Charge $6,312
Out-of-state graduate student tuition/maintenance fees
Per Semester Hour $742
Maximum Charge $6,667
Debt Service Fee
All students registered will be assessed a debt service fee.
Per Semester Hour $9
Maximum Charge $110
Program and Service Fee
All students registered will be assessed a program and service fee.
Per Semester Hour $8
Maximum Charge $90
All students registered will be assessed a technology fee.
Per Semester Hour $12
Maximum Charge $100
All students registered will be assessed a facilities fee.
Per Semester $50
All students registered will be assessed an athletic fee.
Per Semester Hour $8
Maximum Charge $100
All students who register after the first official day of classes will be charged a $50 late fee.
All students with an accounts receivable balance 45 days into a term are subject to a $50 late fee.
Fees for courses being audited are the same as those for courses taken for credit. Auditors do not take examinations, receive credit or grades, and may or may not participate in the class activities as determined by the instructor.