Tuition & Fee Deferred Payment 

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Department of Veterans Affairs and Federal/State Tuition Assistance Students

It is the responsibility of the student to request a fee deferment each semester.VA deferments are available but not automatic; you must apply for a deferment each term that you will be receiving educational benefits.

 

In accordance with Section 103 of Public Law 115-407, the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, the University will not impose a late fee, denial of access to facilities, or other penalty against a veteran or eligible dependent using Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31) benefits because of the individual’s inability to meet their financial obligations to the University due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the VA, effective August 1, 2019.

Service members, veterans, and dependents of veterans who are eligible beneficiaries of United States Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits may request, upon formal application, to defer payment of required tuition and fees until the final day of the term for which the deferment has been requested.

Deferment is also available to eligible beneficiaries of Military Tuition Assistance.

To obtain a deferment request form, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Register for courses at UTC;
  2. New VA Benefit Students:  Register with Veteran Student Services (VSS) through submission of your certificate of eligibility (COE) or “statement of benefits”. Once registered with VSS, VSS will send a deferment request form to your UTC email. *If you have neither documents, contact vss@utc.edu for additional guidance.

Current VA Benefit Students: Submit the deferment request form to Veteran Student Services (VSS sends a deferment form to your UTC email upon registration for semester courses)

Students using State Military Tuition Assistance may also request deferment. Please turn in proof of application for TN Strong Act and Federal Tuition Assistance to Veteran Student Services. VSS will send a deferment request form to your UTC email.

Students using Federal Military Tuition Assistance may also request deferment. Please turn in Federal Tuition Assistance authorization form to Veteran Student Services. VSS will send a deferment request form to your UTC email.

Students using Chapter 31, VRE benefits, please contact your VRE counselor to ensure they submit authorization for approval to Veteran Student Services. VSS will send a deferment request form to your UTC email.

Terms and Conditions for deferment is outlined in your Veterans Affairs/Tuition Assistance: Tuition & Fee Deferred Payment Request Form.

If you do not have a VA deferment on file with Veteran Student Services by the established deadline (below), your classes will be canceled for the semester.

Any questions regarding a previous semester's outstanding balance, should be directed to Bursars at 423-425-4781. Under your terms and conditions, you understand to be eligible for deferred payment, you must NOT have an outstanding balance from any previous semester.

 

Any questions or concerns regarding deferment form or benefit enrollment certification, should be emailed to vss@utc.edu
 

 

 

Spring 2021 Deadline

VA/TA Deferment Processing Timeline

11/5/2020

Spring 2021 Deferment Forms Sent to Registered VA/TA Benefit Students

11/21/2020

Deadline to Submit Deferment Request Form to Veteran Student Services

11/30/2020

Deferment Requests Sent to Bursars Office for Entry for Eligible VA/TA Benefit Students

12/3/2020

VA Installment Payment Plan Applied to Eligible VA/TA Benefit Students Billing Accounts

12/14/2020

University Deadline to Pay Spring 2021 Fees Before Cancelation of Classes