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Winter Financial Aid

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Winter Mini-Term Financial Aid

In terms of financial aid, the Winter Mini-Term is considered part of the spring semester; there is no separate winter financial aid award.

Spring financial aid is not applied to Winter Mini-Term charges unless there is enough financial aid allocated to the spring semester to cover the costs of both the Winter Mini-Term and spring semester.

Any classes that you take during the Winter Mini-Term will be combined with your spring schedule to determine your financial aid eligibility.

Please contact the helpful One Stop staff if you have questions about how your financial aid impacts Winter Mini-Term.


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To be eligible for any federal or state financial aid, you must complete the FAFSA.

The 2022-23 FAFSA is the current financial aid application that must be completed for the winter 2023 semester. If you received federal or state financial aid for the fall 2022 semester, you may already have an aid offer for the spring based on full-time enrollment.

UT’s federal school code is 003530.

Go to the FAFSA     FAFSA Help

It is strongly recommended that, if you have not done so already or are starting at UT in the spring, you file your FAFSA no later than November 1, 2022 to ensure you receive a financial aid offer in time for the Winter Mini-Term/Spring terms.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • You must be enrolled in at least six credit hours (five hours if you are a graduate student) combined across winter and spring to receive most forms of financial aid.
    • For full eligibility requirements, be sure to refer to the regulations set forth by your financial aid’s issuing organization
  • Pell Grant students can receive partial payment for any enrollment level.

  • If you want to take classes somewhere other than UT, please view One Stop’s information about consortium agreements.

  • It is easy to cancel your winter aid. If you decide not to attend the winter term use your UT email address to email OneStop before the first day of class (January 3) to cancel your winter aid.
    • If you are already enrolled for winter, you must drop all courses in MyUTK prior to the first day of class to avoid charges on your account.

  • Students who already have a bachelor’s degree may qualify for limited types of student loans.
  • Non-degree students who are taking prerequisite courses to be admitted to a degree program at the University of Tennessee may be eligible for student loans, however a Non-Degree Eligibility Appeal (found on the One Stop forms page) is required to determine eligibility.

  • Excess financial aid will be processed and disbursed starting January 19, 2023.


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UT Consortium Agreements

If you are taking classes at another institution in the winter, read about consortium agreement requirements to find out if you are eligible to receive financial aid to help cover those costs.