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Spring 2021 Checklist

Prior to the beginning of the semester, all students should:

The university sends notifications to your Volmail account. It is important to develop a routine of checking it.

  • Spring 2021 Tuition and Fees are due by 4:30 on January 19.
  • Pay online and be first in line every time.
  • Enroll in the Deferred Payment Plan if you are unable to pay in full by the due date.

  • Complete your FAFSA. It is required for Federal, State, the HOPE, and some UT awards like the Pledge scholarship. (Federal School Code is 003530.)
  • Accept or decline any awards in MyUTK.
  • Review your account for any outstanding requirements in MyUTK. Awards may not appear if requirements are not satisfied.
  • Complete your Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling if you are a new loan borrower. Loans will not pay until this is done.
  • External scholarships checks can be dropped off at One Stop or mailed to the Bursar’s office at 211 Student Services Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-0225. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing.

  • Complete your FAFSA. It is required for the HOPE Scholarship.
  • List UT as your #1 school on the TSAC portal so the state of Tennessee knows to send your HOPE Scholarship to us. (Federal School Code is 003530.)
  • Are you a spring 2021 transfer student who attended another institution during the fall 2020 semester?
    • The HOPE scholarship will not post to student accounts until all transfer course work is evaluated to determine continued eligibility.
    • If you haven’t already done so, submit an official transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office for any course work completed during the fall 2020 semester.

  • Quickly receive any refund from credit balances by direct deposit to your bank account.
  • Refunds from excess financial aid are scheduled to begin the week of January 25. You should see those funds in your bank account within 3-5 business days.
  • All other refunds, such as those generated from over payment, late tuition waivers and schedule changes will begin processing on February 10.

  • Students may transfer up to $1000 in excess aid to their VolCard.
  • Select VolCard Transfer under the My Financials section of MyUTK.
  • Last day to request transfer for Spring 2021 is January 21 by 4:30 pm.

  • Print your certificate of enrollment for companies requiring proof of your enrollment.
  • Manage FERPA access as needed.
  • Review your class schedule to know meeting times and locations, as well as instructors.
  • Update your addresses in MyUTK.