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Fall 2020 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.

  • Please remember to register before the first day of classes.
  • To avoid the late registration fee, students must be registered for at least one hour prior to the first day of classes.
  • Continuing students who do not register until the first day of class (August 19) will be assessed a $100 fee. If you register for fall 2020 after September 1, the fee will increase to $200.

  • Fall 2020 Tuition and Fees are due by 4:30 pm EST on August 17.
  • 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. Payment of 50% and failure to enroll in a payment plan will result in automatic enrollment for an additional fee.
  • UT does not accept cash payments for student accounts.
  • Pay with an electronic check—it’s free!—and avoid credit or debit card company convenience fees. All you need is the bank account number and routing number.
  • Payments and scholarships checks should be sent to the Office of the Bursar. The office address is 211 Student Services Building, Knoxville, TN, 37996-0225.

  • 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. Students selected for Financial Aid Verification who have submitted the required documents but have not yet been satisfied by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will not be at risk of class cancellation.
  • 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 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.)
  • Did you take summer classes? The HOPE scholarship will not post to student accounts until summer course work is evaluated to determine continued eligibility.
    • Away from UT? Submit an official transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office for any course work completed this summer outside of UT.
    • Here at UT? Course work completed at UT this summer will be evaluated after final grades post for summer.

  • 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 August 24. You should see those funds in your bank account within 3-5 business days. If you do not see your refund by September 3, contact One Stop.
  • All other refunds, such as those generated from over payment, late tuition waivers and schedule changes will begin processing on September 10.

  • Students may transfer up to $1000 in excess aid to their VolCard.
  • Students may begin transferring available excess aid to their VolCard on August 12
  • Select VolCard Transfer under the My Financials section of MyUTK.
  • Last day to request transfer for Fall 2020 is August 20 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.