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 all fees, charges, fines, and credits into one receipt. The University mails Mocs Express statements to all students who register during the Priority Registration period.
Students who owe a balance may write a check or authorize a MasterCard™ or Visa™ account to confirm attendance by the deadline date. Students who do not have outstanding charges or have a credit may simply confirm attendance by returning the bottom portion of the Mocs Express statement by the deadline.
The University accepts cash, checks, MasterCard™, and Visa™ for payment of fees. Students may pay fees online with MasterCard or Visa by accessing the UTC web site at www.utc.edu. Click on "Current Students," then click "Pay Fees" and select "Pay Fees On-Line." Students may also pay fees using their MocsNet accounts by logging in to "Student Information" and by clicking on "My Mocs Express Statement." Students with a credit or a $0 balance on their accounts can confirm classes at that point. (Students will then receive an e-mail verifying confirmation.) Students with outstanding charges due must pay fees by the process described here 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 All students withdrawn from classes for non-payment or non-confirmation must re-register for classes and pay all appropriate fees, including late fees.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 2007-2008 academic year are:
For fall 2007, the deadline is 5 p.m. on August 9, 2007;
For spring 2008, the deadline is 5 p.m. on December 14, 2007.
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.