Mosaic is a fee-for-service program and relies solely on fees to fund things like staff salaries, programming, operating expenses, etc.
The program fee for Mosaic is $3,500 per semester. This fee is in addition to tuition and housing expenses required by UTC. Fees must be paid in full before the start of each semester.
For those who are accepted into the program there is one-time, non-refundable seat fee of $500. This amount goes towards the $3500 Mosaic fee. Specific instructions on how to pay the seat fee are included in the acceptance letter.
It is not the intent to exclude students who cannot afford this extra fee, so supports have been developed in the form of relationships with Vocational Rehabilitation and Financial Aid. Vocational Rehabilitation for the State of Tennessee has committed to paying the additional fee for Mosaic for students who qualify for support.
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships has committed to assisting students build the costs of the Mosaic program into their individual financial aid packages. This is done through the cost of attendance appeal form which can be found on the UTC Financial Aid & Scholarships website.
Students who do not have Financial Aid, who do not qualify for Vocational Rehabilitation, and have a significant financial need will have the option of appealing the fee through a committee. These decisions will be made on a case by case basis by committee.
Free DRC Services Vs. Services Included in the Mosaic Fee
All students with disabilities, regardless of enrollment in the Mosaic Program, have access to services through the Disability Resource Center (DRC). These services are free of charge. They include (but are not limited to):
- Testing Accommodations
- Note Taking
- Alternative Texts
- Service Animals
- Residential Accommodations
- Adaptive Technology
- Priority Registration
The fee for the Mosaic Program funds the following additional services:
- Curriculum Development
- Social Strategy Instruction
- Advocacy & Outreach