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Winter Financial Aid

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Winter Mini-Term Financial Aid

Winter Mini-Term is considered part of the spring semester for financial aid. There is not a separate Winter Mini-Term financial aid award.

Any classes taken 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 at 865-974-1111 or 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 annual priority date is March 15, 2024.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA is the current financial aid application that must be completed for the winter 2024 semester. If you received federal or state financial aid for the fall 2023 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 2023-2024 FAFSA no later than November 1, 2023 to ensure you receive a financial aid offer in time for the Winter Mini-Term/Spring terms.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • For full eligibility requirements, be sure to refer to the regulations set forth by your financial aid’s issuing organization.

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

  • Canceling your winter aid is simple. If you decide not to attend the winter term, email from your UT email address before the first day of class, January 2, 2024, to cancel your winter aid.

  • 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 start distributing in mid-January.


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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.