Important Dates


Fall 2019 Financial Aid

Full Term   Part of Term I Part of Term II
Aug 19 - Dec 10, 2019   Aug 19 - Oct 7, 2019 Oct 2 - Dec 2, 2019
October 1, 2018 2019-2020 FAFSA available onlinewww.fafsa.gov October 1, 2018 October 1, 2018
July 1, 2019 Deadline to complete all financial aid requirements in order to have financial aid funds available by the Fall fee payment deadline of August 8, 2019 July 1, 2019 July 1, 2019
July 1, 2019 Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)Priority Deadline for Fall 2019. Appeal decision available August 19, 2019 July 1, 2019 July 1, 2019
August 8, 2019 Deadline to pay Fall 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. August 8, 2019 August 8, 2019
August 19, 2019 Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)Appeal Deadline for Fall 2019 aid. Appeal decisions available August 23, 2019 after 5:00 PM. August 19, 2019 October 1, 2019
August 16 - August 23, 2019 Mocs Bookstore Charge Available for up to $700 if your total financial aid exceeds your total charges. August 16, 2019 August 16, 2019
August 19, 2019 First Day of Classes August 19, 2019 October 8, 2019
August 28, 2019 First Refund Checks Available August 28, 2019 October 16, 2019
September 1, 2019 Last day to drop a class before a W (withdrawal) is recorded August 22, 2019 October 11, 2019
September 2, 2019 Labor Day Holiday -All University Offices Closed September 2, 2019 September 2, 2019
September _____, 2019 Financial Aid Hours Locked –Aid paid based on hours enrolled in as of this date August _____, 2019 October _____, 2019
Early September 2019 2020-2021 Online Scholarship application available in MyMocsNet Must be fully admitted to the University Early September 2019 Early September 2019
October 1, 2019 2020-2021 FAFSA Opens October 1, 2019 October 1, 2019
October 21, 2019 Last Day for official withdrawal from any class with a "W" September 17, 2019 November 7, 2019
November 1, 2019 Deadline to complete all financial aid requirements in order to have financial aid funds available by Spring 2020 fee payment deadline. November 1, 2019 November 1, 2019
November 1, 2019 Recommended FAFSA filing deadline for 2020-2021 TSAA State 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, 2019 November 1, 2019
November 28 - December 1, 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday -All University Offices Closed November 28- December1, 2019 November 28- December1, 2019
December 2, 2019 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 7, 2019 December 2, 2019
December 2, 2019 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 2, 2019 December 2, 2019
December 23-27, 2019 Winter Holiday -All University Offices Closed December 23-27, 2019 December 23-27, 2019

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Spring 2020 Financial Aid

Full Term   Part of Term I Part of Term II
October 1, 2019 2019-2020 FAFSA available online www.fafsa.gov October 1, 2019 October 1, 2019
November 1, 2019 Deadline to complete all financial aid requirements in order to have financial aid funds available by the Fall fee payment deadline of December 12, 2019 November 1, 2019 November 1, 2019
December 12, 2019 Deadline to pay Spring 2020 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 12, 2019 December 12, 2019
January 3, 2020 Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Priority Deadline for Spring 2020. Appeal decision available January 10, 2020. January 3, 2020 January 3, 2020
January 3 - January 10, 2020 Mocs Bookstore Charge Available for up to $700 if your total financial aid exceeds your total charges January 3 - January 10, 2020 January 3 - January 10, 2020
January 6, 2020 First Day of Classes January 6, 2020 February 25, 2020
January 15, 2020 First Refund Checks Available January 15, 2020 March 4, 2020
January 20, 2020 Financial Aid Hours Locked –Aid paid based on hours enrolled in as of this date January 10, 2020 February 29, 2020
January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - All University Offices Closed January 20, 2020 January 20, 2020
February 2, 2020 Last day to drop a class before a W (withdrawal) is recorded February 2, 2020 March 30, 2020
April 10, 2020 Spring Holiday - All University Offices Closed April 10, 2020 April 10, 2020
April 20, 2020 Classes End - All requested documents must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by this date in order to receive aid for this term. February 24, 2020 April 20, 2020

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Summer 2020 Financial Aid

Full Term   Part of Term I Part of Term II
February 1, 2020 Deadline to complete all financial aid requirements in order to have financial aid funds available by the Summer fee payment deadline of May 5, 2020 February 1, 2020 February 1, 2020
May 5, 2020 Deadline to pay Summer 2020 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. May 5, 2020 May 5, 2020
May 13, 2020 Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Priority Deadline for Summer 2020. Appeal decision available after 5 PM on May 18, 2020. May 13, 2020 May 13, 2020
TBD Mocs Bookstore Charge Available for up to $700 if your total financial aid exceeds your total charges TBD TBD
May 13, 2020 First Day of Classes May 13, 2020 June 24, 2020
May 19, 2020 Financial Aid Hours Locked –Aid paid based on hours enrolled in as of this date May 16, 2020 June 27, 2020
May 20, 2020 First Refund Checks Available May 20, 2020 TBD
May 31, 2020 Memorial Day – All University offices closed May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 
July 4, 2020 Independence Day – All University offices closed July 4, 2020 July 4, 2020
July 6, 2020 Last day to drop a class before a W (withdrawal) is recorded June 10, 2020 July 22, 2020
August 4, 2020 Classes End - All requested documents must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by this date in order to receive aid for this term. June 23, 2020 August 4, 2020

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Scholarship Dates for 2020-2021

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 2020-2021 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

*Coming Soon*

Scholarship Offers Begin for Fall 2020 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 2020 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 15-20

Second Round of Scholarship Offers Begin for First-Time Freshmen Applicants. Award notifications for first-time freshmen scholarships (the Chancellor's, Provost’s, & Mocs Scholarships)will be sent by email.

Jan 10

Deadline to submit UTC Online Scholarship Application to be considered for the renewable, first-time freshmen scholarships (the Chancellor's, Provost’s, & Mocs Scholarships). Applications submitted after this date will only be considered for other endowed scholarships administered by the UTC Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.

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 the Search 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 2020.

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 2020.

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