Important Dates


Fall 2018 Financial Aid

Full Term   Part of Term I Part of Term II
August 20 - December 11, 2018   August 20 - October 5, 2018 October 15 - November 30, 2018
October 1, 2017 2018-2019 FAFSA available online www.fafsa.gov October 1, 2017 October 1, 2017
July 1, 2018 Deadline to complete all financial aid requirements in order to have financial aid funds available by the Fall fee payment deadline of August 9, 2018 July 1, 2018 July 1, 2018
July 1, 2018 Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Priority Deadline for Fall 2018. Appeal decision available TBD July 1, 2018 July 1, 2018
August 9, 2018 Deadline to pay Fall 2018 fees before class cancellation Financial aid students whose aid does not cover their entire UTC bill are responsible for either paying the balance or making arrangements for payment (installment payment plan) prior to this date. Students registering after this date, payment is due at the time of registration to avoid a late fee. August 9, 2018 August 9, 2018
August 19, 2017 Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Deadline for Fall 2017 aid. Appeal decisions available August 25, 2017 after 4:00 PM. August 19, 2017 October 5, 2017
August 17, 2018-August 24, 2018 Mocs Bookstore Charge Available for up to $700 if your total financial aid exceeds your total charges. August 17, 2018 August 17, 2018
August 20, 2018 First Day of Classes August 20, 2018 October 15, 2018
August 29, 2018 First Refund Checks Available August 29, 2018 October 24, 2018
September 2, 2018 Last day to drop a class before a W (withdrawal) is recorded August 23, 2018 October 14, 2018
September 3, 2018 Holiday - Closed September 3, 2018 September 3, 2018
September 4, 2018 Financial Aid Hours Locked –Aid paid based on hours enrolled in as of this date August 24, 2018 October 19, 2018
Mid September 2018 Online Scholarship application available in MyMocsNet Must be fully admitted to the University Mid September 2018 Mid September 2018
October 1, 2018 2019-2020 FAFSA Opens October 1, 2018 October 1, 2018
November 1, 2018 Recommended FAFSA filing deadline for 19-20TSAA Grant Consideration. Must have FAFSA expected family contribution (EFC) of 2100 or below. Previous recipients and zero EFC are given first priority. Additional documents may be requested after FAFSA results are received. Check the requirements link in MyMocsNet to see if additional documents are needed. November 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
November 1, 2018 Deadline to complete all financial aid requirements in order to have financial aid funds available by Spring 2019 fee payment deadline. November 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
October 22, 2018 Last Day for official withdrawal from any class with a "W" September 17, 2018 November 12, 2018
November 22-23, 2018 Holiday - Closed November 22-23, 2018 November 22-23, 2018
December 4, 2017 Classes End All requested documents must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by this date in order to receive aid for this term. October 6, 2017 December 1, 2017
November 23-24, 2018 Holiday - Closed November 23-24, 2018 November 23-24, 2018
December 3, 2018 Last day students can accept a student loan for this term. Last day to submit a Financial Aid SAP appeal to receive aid for this term. December 3, 2018 December 3, 2018
December 24-28, 2018 Holiday - Closed December 24-28, 2018 December 24-28, 2018

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Spring 2019 Financial Aid

Full Term   Part of Term I Part of Term II
October 1, 2017 2018-2019 FAFSA available online www.fafsa.gov October 1, 2017 October 1, 2017
November 1, 2018 Deadline to complete all financial aid requirements in order to have financial aid funds available by the Fall fee payment deadline of December 13, 2018 November 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
December 13, 2018 Deadline to pay Spring 2019 fees before class cancellation Financial aid students whose aid does not cover their entire UTC bill are responsible for either paying the balance or making arrangements for payment (installment payment plan) prior to this date. Students registering after this date, payment is due at the time of registration to avoid a late fee. December 13, 2018 December 13, 2018
January 4, 2019 Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Priority Deadline for Spring 2019. Appeal decision available January 11, 2019. January 4, 2019 January 4, 2019
January 4 - January 11, 2019 Mocs Bookstore Charge Available for up to $700 if your total financial aid exceeds your total charges January 4 - January 11, 2019 January 4 - January 11, 2019
January 7, 2019 First Day of Classes January 7, 2019 February 26, 2019
January 7, 2019 Financial Aid Hours Locked –Aid paid based on hours enrolled in as of this date January 11, 2019 February 26, 2019
January 16, 2019 First Refund Checks Available January 16, 2019 February 8, 2019
January 21, 2019 Holiday - Closed January 21, 2019 January 21, 2019
February 5, 2019 Last day to drop a class before a W (withdrawal) is recorded February 5, 2019 April 2, 2019
April 19, 2019 Holiday - Closed April 19, 2019 April 19, 2019
April 22, 2019 Classes End All requested documents must be submitted to the Financial Aid Ofifce by this date in order to receive aid for this term. February 25, 2019 April 22, 2019

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2019-2020 Scholarships

Mid Aug UTC Undergraduate Admissions Application is made available.To receive an admission decision, you must submit their online application, application fee, official high school transcript, official college transcripts (if applicable) and ACT/SAT score.
Sept 1 The UTC Online Scholarship Application is available to all admitted students.Students wanting to apply for scholarships (institutional/first-time freshmen or endowed funds administered through our office) must complete a separate online scholarship application. You must be admitted to UTC to access the UTC Online Scholarship Application. As always, please keep in mind that all scholarships are competitive & funds are limited, so APPLY EARLY. Check out our How To Apply link for more information.
Oct 1 The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for the 2019-2020 academic year. To be considered for all other types of Federal and State financial aid at UTC, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Early filing of the FAFSA is strongly encouraged as soon as possible after October 1. For more information, please visit the main Financial Aid & Scholarships home page.
Nov 10-15 Scholarship Offers Begin for Fall 2019 First-Time Freshmen. UTC begins making offers to admitted students who also completed the UTC Online Scholarship Application.  Award notifications for first-time freshmen scholarships (the Chancellor's, Provost’s, & Mocs Scholarships 1) will be sent by email. Note - Since the Chattanooga YES is dependent on demonstrated financial need, we will not make offers until March/April to allow students time to file the FAFSA & complete any Financial Aid requirements.
Dec 1 Priority Deadline for Current High School Seniors who will be Fall 2019 First-Time Freshmen. By this date, students must have a completed UTC Admissions file (application, application fee, high school transcript, and ACT/SAT score) with qualifying scores/GPA.
Dec 10-15 Second Round of Scholarship Offers Begin for First-Time Freshmen Applicants Award notifications for first-time freshmen scholarships (the Chancellor's, Provost’s, & Mocs Scholarships1) will be sent by email.
May through August Endowed Scholarships awarded

The awarding of endowed funds administered by our office occurs during this time. More information about these scholarships is found by choosing theSearch UTC Scholarships link.

June 1 Document deadline for New Transfer Students This is the document deadline for the Transfer Scholarship 3. By this date, new Transfer Students must have a completed UTC Admissions file (application, application fee, all college final transcripts, high school transcript, and ACT/SAT score) THEN must complete/submit the UTC Online Scholarship Application for consideration immediately after receiving notification of acceptance.
July 1  General Scholarship application deadline New transfer students will be considered for UTC's Transfer Scholarship and endowed scholarship funds. Continuing students and new first-time freshmen who complete the general application will only be considered for endowed scholarship funds.
Mid July Firm Scholarship Offers Begin for New Transfer Applicants UTC begins making firm offers to admitted transfer students who met the June 1 document deadline & also completed the UTC Online Scholarship Application by July 1. Selected students receive email notification.
1 UTC scholarship funds are limited and the awarding process is competitive. Meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee a student will receive a scholarship. The best way to improve your candidacy is to always submit all required materials as soon as possible.

2 Any first-time freshmen who 1) do not meet this priority deadline or 2) do not meet the eligibility criteria for the Chancellor’s, Provost’s, Mocs, or Chattanooga YES, will be considered for those Endowed scholarship funds administered by the UTC Financial Aid & Scholarship Committee. Awarding of these endowed funds will not begin until May 2019.

3 Any new transfer students who complete the online scholarship application by the July 1 final deadline but who 1) do not meet the June 1 document deadline or 2) do not meet the eligibility criteria for the Transfer Scholarship, will be considered for those Endowed scholarship funds administered by the UTC Financial Aid & Scholarship Committee. Awarding of these endowed funds will not begin until May 2019.

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