How Do I Pay Tuition and Fees?

VOLXpress Student Accounts

You receive your VOLXpress student account statement by e-mail. It shows a summary of all your financial transactions such as tuition, fees, on-campus housing, and many other charges.

You can view your charges and fees, make online payments, see fee waiver and discount information, and access fines and past-due amounts. You can also track pending financial aid and potential excess funds from scholarships or loans through your account.

UT assesses your charges and refunds in even dollar amounts. Amounts and dates are subject to change, and transactions are subject to audit. If your address changes, you can enter the new one on MyUTK. The directions are posted here.

If you register for less than a full course load, fees will be charged at the semester hour rate. You must pay additional fees immediately when you increase your course load.

Payment Deadlines

Your full or minimum payment is due by the published date each semester. The due dates for your charges and fees are printed on your VOLXpress statements. You must pay at least 50% of your fees by the payment due date or your schedule will be cancelled. Financial aid and third party authorizations are taken into consideration when we calculate the 50% payment.

If you don’t pay all your charges and fees by the due date, you’re required to enroll in a payment plan on MyUTK.

You can pay your fees before you receive your statement, but they’re subject to change.

Paying Charges

Student Payments

You make electronic payments through MyUTK when you click on the View/Pay Fees option in the UTK Student Registration Links. You can pay your fees by credit or debit card (including a 2.75% service charge) or e-check, a payment that requires a bank account and routing number and has no service charge. We have more information posted about making payments online or paying in person at One Stop.

Authorize Others to Make Payments

You can log into MyUTK and give third parties, for instance your parents or an employer, access to your account so they can make payments. UT cannot share your financial records with third parties unless you give written consent. The directions for you to give authorization are posted here.

Payments by Mail

If you want to make payments by mail, send them to:

The University of Tennessee
Office of the Bursar
211 Student Services Bldg.
Knoxville, TN 37996-0225

International Payments

UT has partnered with peerTransfer to streamline the tuition payment process for international students.

Account Statements

VOLXpress statements are generated for priority registered students approximately four weeks before the term starts. Even if you don’t review your statement, you’re still obligated to meet the payment due date.

If you haven’t received your statement by e-mail two to three weeks before the term starts, you can check it on MyUTK.

Special Billing

Information on external third parties and UT departments that pay some fees or provide scholarship funds

Collection Agency Debts

Find out the debt collection agencies that are under contract with UT.