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Tuition Insurance

Help protect the investment in college with the Grad Guard Tuition Protection Plan, which can refund up to 100% of your tuition and fees after an unexpected mid-semester withdrawal for a covered illness, injury, mental health disorder, and more. Visit the Grad Guard website for more information.

Payment Methods

You or your authorized users can pay tuition, fees, and other charges directly from a checking account. You may also schedule payments from the account. There is no service charge for e-checks.

There is a 2.85 percent service fee for these payments. UT has a contract with an outside vendor to provide this service. The vendor retains the fee in full.

Want to use a drop box for payments? You can go to One Stop.

Checks must be payable in US dollars, drawn on US banks, and must be payable to the University of Tennessee. Each check must include the check writer’s current address and phone number, along with the UT ID number of the student whose tuition is being paid.


UT’s Check Writing Policy

The student and/or employee must endorse a two-party check. If a two-party check is returned, the student who received the money is liable for the total amount, plus administrative charges.

UT will assess a $30 service charge when checks do not clear the bank. The charge may be increased to $40 if the check is not redeemed within two weeks. Along with returned check fees, UT will assess late payment fees from the date the check is redeemed.

When a check is returned, UT sends a notice to the billing address. Returned checks will not be redeposited. A cashier’s check is required to pay a returned check and service charges.

If you have a second returned check within one calendar year of the first one, your check writing privileges are suspended for six months.

If you do not clear the second returned check within one calendar year of the first, your check writing privileges are suspended until the returned check and service charges are paid.

For a third returned check, your check writing privileges are suspended for one year.

If you have a fourth returned check, your check writing privileges are permanently suspended.

If you do not clear a returned check, you forfeit all university services.

Prefer to send your payment by mail? Please use this address:

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


UT’s Check Writing Policy

The student and/or employee must endorse a two-party check. If a two-party check is returned, the student who received the money is liable for the total amount, plus administrative charges.

UT will assess a $30 service charge when checks do not clear the bank. The charge may be increased to $40 if the check is not redeemed within two weeks. Along with returned check fees, UT will assess late payment fees from the date the check is redeemed.

When a check is returned, UT sends a notice to the billing address. Returned checks will not be re-deposited. Money order or a cashier’s check is required to pay a returned check and service charges.

If you have a second returned check within one calendar year of the first one, your check writing privileges are suspended for six months.

If you do not clear the second returned check within one calendar year of the first, your check writing privileges are suspended until the returned check and service charges are paid.

For a third returned check, your check writing privileges are suspended for one year.

If you have a fourth returned check, your check writing privileges are permanently suspended.

If you do not clear a returned check, you forfeit all university services.

University departments may authorize payment of certain charges and fees for eligible students. UT also works with some third parties that pay school charges or fund scholarships for students.

The Bursar’s Office handles third-party billing.


Deferred Payment Plan

The Deferred Payment Plan is available to students in good financial standing. It allows you to pay 50 percent of your total term charges plus a $30 service charge by each term’s due date.

After the first installment of 50 percent, the second installment of 25 percent is due approximately 45 days later, and the final installment is due approximately 30 days after the second installment.

Example Deferred Payment Plan w/ Financial Aid (In-State Tuition Used as Example)

Fall 2021 Spring 2022
Tuition/Fees + Average Room & Board: $12,700.00 Tuition/Fees + Average Room & Board: $12,700.00
Financial Aid: $5,000.00 Financial Aid: $5,000.00
1st Installment: $3,880.00
Due August 16
1st Installment: $3,880.00
Due tentatively January 20
2nd Installment: $1,925.00
Due September 30
2nd Installment: $1,925.00
Due tentatively February 28
3rd Installment: $1,925.00
Due October 28
3rd Installment: $1,925.00
Due tentatively March 31

Payment in full is due by 4:30 pm on the published date each term. If you are in good financial standing, you may choose to enroll in a deferred payment plan and pay 50 percent of the tuition and fees by the due date. Not paying in full or not enrolling in the Deferred Payment Plan will result in cancellation of your schedule.

More info on the DPP


Authorized Users for Payments

Students, use MyUTK to 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 authorization.

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