Frequently Asked Questions
Please use the How To Apply link on the left menu as a guide to accessing the UTC Online Scholarship Application. This is the ONLY application needed to be considered for the Chancellor's, Provost's, Mocs, and Transfer Scholars programs, as well as the Chattanooga YES Grant. Additionally, the UTC Financial Aid & Scholarships Office will use this application to award some Endowed and Departmental scholarships. Interested students can Click Here to view ALL Endowed and Departmental Scholarships. PLEASE NOTE: Any Scholarship listed that directs you to a Departmental website will require a SEPARATE application. Students can use the link provided to contact the Department to obtain the application.
You can use the How To Apply link on the left menu as a guide to revisit your application.
Unfortunately, no. 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 any/all required materials as soon as possible.
Offers for the traditional First-Time Freshmen scholarships (Chancellor's, Provost's, Mocs) will be made to selected candidates as early as mid-November of their senior year for next academic year. Since the the Chattanooga YES is dependent on demonstrated financial need, we may begin making offers as early as January/February. Students and parents are strongly encouraged to file the FAFSA & complete any Financial Aid requirements. Remember - the FAFSA opens OCT 1st each year for the next academic year!!! The Transfer Scholarship will be awarded as early as June. We plan to award additional endowed scholarships from May through early July.
No, only students who are selected will see an offer in their MyMocsNet under the MoneyTab's My Award Information link. For most institutional scholarships, selected candidates will be able to 'Accept' their offered scholarship online. Some scholarships will require a thank-you note to the donor.
No. We STRONGLY encourage you to ALWAYS complete the application as soon as possible. The scholarship application is used to award funds for the NEXT academic year. The federal FAFSA will now open October 1st each year. Please, do not delay in submitting either of these applications because UTC scholarship funds are LIMITED (some federal and State of TN funds are limited too).
We trust that students and parents alike will instead consider when an application is available, and not the deadline. With this in mind, the UTC Online Scholarship Application opens mid-September for all students. The application is used to award funds for the NEXT academic year. The absolute deadline to submit the UTC Scholarship Application is July 1st for all students. The federal FAFSA now opens October 1st of each year. Please, do NOT delay in submitting either of these applications because UTC scholarship funds are LIMITED (some federal and State of TN funds are limited too).
Unfortunately, you must first be accepted to the University. Your login credentials, your UTC ID, will be provided in the ‘Welcome Packet’ mailed to you from the Admissions Office. Newly admitted students should also receive a short Welcome e-mail to the address the student used in the Admissions application. This e-mail will also contain the UTC ID# which can be used to assist in accessing the scholarship application.
Please review the Chancellor’s, Provost’s, Mocs, and Chattanooga YES information on the left menu under the Renewable Scholarships link. These awards are Renewable for up to three additional years based on the student’s academic performance. Students must be entering the University in the Fall term. Additionally, we always strongly encourage students to pursue outside sources for scholarships. Students can use the Outside Scholarship & the Other Helpful Resources links on the Scholarship home page as a starting point.
Please review the Search Scholarships link on the left menu. There, you can select the View All command to see gifted funds/scholarships. Some of these funds are awarded using the UTC Online Scholarship Application. HOWEVER, some of the scholarships refer the student to a UTC departmental web site. In these instances, students MUST contact the department to begin a separate application process.
Students wishing to apply for the Transfer Scholars program must be entering the University in the Fall term and must complete the online scholarship application. In order to access & complete the scholarship application, you must be admitted to UTC and have your UTC ID. Additionally, you are always encouraged to contact your academic department for departmental scholarship information.
From our home page, please visit the ‘Outside Scholarship’ and ‘Helpful Resources’ links. Both provide more information on outside awards and/or tips for searching.
Reviewing/following the steps in the How To Apply link will take you to your Online Scholarship Manager. This is where you can always review your Online Scholarship Application current status.
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Reviewing/following the steps in the How To Apply link will take you to your Online Scholarship Manager. This is where you can always review the status of your recommendations.
We ask that all recommenders complete the online recommendation. If your recommender
states he/she is having difficulty with the online recommendations, please let them
know they can call or email our office for assistance (call 423-425-4677 or e-mail
Selection will begin as early as March and continue until available spaces are filled.
No. Scholarships awarded using the online scholarship application will not be stacked. However, if the student receives a departmental award, he/she can receive both.
Unfortunately, institutional awards/scholarships from other schools do not typically transfer with the student. It is always important to refer back to the award notification that you received for the scholarship to determine the attributes of the award.
If a student has already accepted their initial offer, then earns a higher GPA/ACT and that score is received by December1, we will upgrade the student to the appropriate next level renewable
scholarship based on the new criteria. Upgrades may not occur until early-mid January.
Students will be able to accept most institutional scholarships through their MyMocsNet. Use our Accepting UTC Scholarships tutorial to accept yours today!
The primary exception to this is scholarships awarded directly by a UTC department.
Those funds are immediately entered as ‘Accepted’ on the student’s behalf.
No, it does not. However, if your plans change and you decide not to attend UTC, we appreciate you notifying our office as soon as possible.
We strongly encourage all scholarship recipients to keep a personal file containing their acceptance letters, scholarship award notifications, and/or agreements. Please refer to the scholarship award notification you originally received from UTC. If you do not have access to that, please contact the UTC Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 423-425-4677).
No, residual test scores are not considered for scholarship purposes.
No, UTC Admissions does not super score the ACT results.
Generally, Yes, we ask that students complete a new Online Scholarship Application each year. While some scholarships do not require this, it is strongly suggested and offers the student a safeguard in the event of unforeseen circumstances. In addition, we strongly encourage students to keep copies of all scholarship award letters as these may indicate if a new UTC Online Scholarship Application is required each year.
Yes, it is strongly suggested that ALL students complete the federal FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) EACH YEAR. The FAFSA is available October 1st. We ask that students complete FAFSA as soon after this date as possible. Since you are using previous year’s tax return data to complete the FAFSA, there is no reason to wait. Some federal and State of TN funds are limited, so we strongly recommend that you complete the FAFSA in October.
Please visit the Mocs One Center, 124 University Center, with any questions or concerns.
With all the forms, deadlines and acronyms that are involved, the scholarship & financial aid process can seem very confusing. Your best strategy is to apply early, read and follow all instructions, keep copies of documents and respond promptly to follow-up requests. Please visit the Mocs One Center, 124 University Center, with any questions or concerns.