TENNESSEE VETERANS EDUCATION TRANSITION SUPPORT ACT (TN VETS ACT)

Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 7, Part 13, relative to the Tennessee Veterans Education Transition Support Act 
Enacted March 29, 2017

Eligibility Requirements:

A veteran or other individual eligible to receive educational benefits administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, through any provision of the United States Code, shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition or any out-of-state fee when the veteran or other individual is:

  1. Enrolled in any public institution of higher education in this state;
  2. Utilizing such benefits at the enrolling institution; and
  3. Living in the state of Tennessee, regardless of the individual's formal state of residency

To determine eligibility, the following is required:

  • Most students meet (1) and (2) eligibility requirements by being enrolled at UTC and providing current VA educational benefit documentation to Veteran Student Services.
  • In order to verify you are (3) living in the state of Tennessee, we require one of the following in-state documents:
    • driver’s license
    • voter's registration
    • copy of a lease or mortgage agreement
    • UTC Housing & Residence Life Contract agreement AND the document showing your name, term, and acceptance status (obtained from Housing department)

Please submit documentation to Veteran Student Services in University Center Room 117, by fax to 423-425-4102, or by email to vss@utc.edu.

Deadlines

Term Deadline
Fall 2018 August 24, 2018
Fall 2018 (Part of Term I) August 20, 2018
Fall 2018 (Part of Term II) October 15, 2018
Spring 2019

January 11, 2019

Spring 2019 (Part of Term I)

January 7, 2019

Spring 2019 (Part of Term II)

March 4, 2019

Summer 2019 (Part of Term I)

May 17, 2019

Summer 2019 (Part of Term II)

June 28, 2019

Fall 2019

August 23, 2019

Fall 2019 (Part of Term I)

August 19, 2019

Fall 2019 (Part of Term II)

October 14, 2019