Getting Started Checklist

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Choose Veterans Affairs or Military Tuition Benefit Type

Decide which Department of Veterans Affairs Education benefit or Tuition Assistance type you intend to use.

Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits:

Tuition Assistance:

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Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships → 

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Apply to UTC

  • Apply online →
  • Submit $30 non-refundable fee, ACT or SAT scores, high school and college transcripts to Admissions

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Determine Residency Status

Out-of-state students, visit Admissions Office page and visit our page for appeals, waivers and discount information.

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Complete Admissions Accepted Student Checklist

Visit the Admissions site for the full checklist →

Complete the certificate of immunization and return to Student Health Services.

Students who have served in the military are not required to provide proof of immunizations, but veterans must provide proof of military service (DD-214, Military ID, etc.) Learn more →

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Submit military training credit for evaluation

Credit for Military Service

Learn more →

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Submit education benefit documents for processing

Submit documents in person at University Center Room 141, email vss@utc.edu or fax 423-425-4102.

Veteran or Service Member

  • Entitlement Document (Certificate of eligibility, application, confirmation email, eBenefits screenshot, W.A.V.E., Right Now Web).
  • Member-4 DD-214

Dependent or Spouse

Entitlement Document (Certificate of eligibility, application, confirmation email, eBenefits screenshot, Right Now Web)

Vocational Rehabilitation Education

Authorization and certification form 28-1905.

Tuition Assistance

Varies by type of tuition assistance and branch of service (email vss@utc.edu to self-identify).

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Request Tuition and Fee Deferred Payments

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Get connected

Get involved and connected with Veteran Student Services and the Student Veteran Organization.

Learn more →

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Add VSS on Social Media

Add us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up-to-date with our events, services and helpful tips.

Visit our Facebook →

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Visit our Instagram →

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