Volunteer Scholarship

We want the very best and brightest students to join our Volunteer Family, and we are ready to invest in your future with our new Volunteer Scholarship Program.

Incoming first-year students with a minimum 3.8 GPA* who apply for admission by December 1 for the fall semester are eligible. Individual award amounts—up to $8,000 per year (in-state) or $18,000 per year (out-of-state)—will be based on the student’s ACT or SAT score. We do not use the scores for the writing portion of the ACT/SAT.

Learn more on the One Stop website.

Financial Aid

Financial aid refers to any number of ways to help finance your education. It can include scholarships, grants, and loans.


UT awards $41 million annually in merit- and need-based scholarships, and even more scholarship dollars are available from external sources. Some of our institutional scholarships are competitive, others are awarded to students who meet minimum income or academic eligibility requirements.

The One Stop website is the best place to start for information about scholarships for incoming freshmen or transfer students. If you’d like more information, contact One Stop at or 865-974-1111.

Tuition and Fees

One of the most asked questions when you consider applying for college is how much does it cost?

Our Net Price Calculator is the best place to start. Also, the One Stop website has a full breakdown of UT’s tuition and fees.

In-state Student or Out of State?

Finding out whether you qualify as an in-state student or an out-of-state student helps determine how much it costs for you to attend UT.

The Registrar’s Office handles your residency classification. For more information, contact a classification officer.

Tennessee Eligibility Verification for Entitlements Act (EVEA)

Learn what you need to provide to comply with a Tennessee law requiring proof of US citizenship or lawful presence if you apply for a scholarship, grant, loan, tuition or fee waiver, or other financial assistance that uses state funds.

Discounts and Waivers

You may be eligible for discounted tuition as a UT student. You can also qualify for a discount or waiver to take courses at UT based on your employment, your family relation to an employee, your military connections, a disability, or your age as a Tennessee resident.

Deferred Payment Plan

This plan allows qualified students to pay 50 percent of the total term charges, plus a $30 service charge by each term’s due date.

onestopOne Stop Express Student Services

One Stop is where students turn for assistance with financial aid, student accounts, registration, and academic records.