Financial Information

Fees and tuition are established in June by the Board of Trustees in conjunction with legislative action which determines the annual appropriation to the institution. Any changes from the fees and expenses detailed here will be available prior to registration for the semester to which they apply. Graduate students will be assessed graduate fees for all coursework, undergraduate or graduate, in which they enroll.

All students must settle accounts with the Business Affairs Office and complete the registration for courses prior to attending classes.

The general fees in effect through 8/1/01 are as follows and are subject to change.

Fees

Maintenance Fee (In-state Fee) Per Semester -- $1,488.00
Programs and Technology Fee Per Semester -- $177.00
Technology Fee Per Semester -- $65.00
Additional Tuition For Out-Of-State Students Per Semester -- $2,748.00

Residents of Hickman, Fulton, and Graves counties in Kentucky can attend UT Martin without paying out-of-state tuition.

Optional Hourly Rate:

In lieu of the above charges for Maintenance Fee (In-state Fee), Debt Service, and Technology Fee (and tuition for out-of-state students), part-time students may elect to pay fees computed by the semester hour credit (or audit) as follows:

Maintenance Fee (In-state Fee) -- $194.00 per semester or fraction thereof; minimum charge -- $194.00
Programs and Technology Fee -- $20.00 per semester hour or fraction thereof; minimum charge -- $20.00
Technology Fee -- $8.00 per semester hour or fraction thereof; minimum charge -- $8.00
Out-of-State -- $500.00 per semester hour or fraction thereof; minimum charge -- $500.00

Auditors, who receive no credit, pay the same fees as other students.

Auditors do not take the examinations, receive credit, or participate in class discussion.

For information concerning the special fee policy for totally disabled and/or senior citizens who wish to enroll in courses for non-credit or credit, contact the Office of Academic Records (901-587-7052).

Late Registration Service Fee -- $5.00
Delayed Payment Policy and Fee -- $25.00

See information on "Delayed Payement Policy and Fee" in undergraduate section

Refunds

Refunds-Dropping Hours (Continue with a reduced class load)

When a student decreases the number of hours attempted during a term, a refund may be calculated based upon the official drop day as presented to Business Affairs from the Office of Academic Records.

Registration Day -- 100%

(calendar days following registration day)

Day 1-7 -- 100%
Day 8-14 -- 80%
Day 15-21 -- 60%
Day 22-28 -- 40%
Day 29-end of term -- 0%

Refunds are based on the fees, not the amount paid. If the student is receiving financial aid, refunds will be returned to the financial aid accounts, including lenders of student loans, before any money is returned to the student. Credit balances from all sources of the university, with the possible exception of Title IV funds, will be applied to outstanding charges before a refund is issued.

Refunds-Withdrawing (Drop all classes)

Withdrawals from school for any reason during any term must be made by official notification to the Office of Student Affairs. Failure to attend classes does not cancel enrollment. The date of the withdrawal is one factor used to determine the amount of fees to be refunded. Other factors include whether a student is a first-time student on this campus, whether a student is receiving Title IV financial aid, and whether unpaid charges (total institutional costs minus the sum of total aid paid to institutional costs and cash paid by the student) remain on the student’s account. The institutional refund policy will be used for students who do not receive Title IV financial aid. The following percentages will be used to refund institutional charges (fees, tuition and room):

Registration Day -- 100%

(calendar days following registration day)

Day 1-7 -- 100%
Day 8-14 -- 80%
Day 15-21 -- 60%
Day 22-28 -- 40%
Day 29-end of term -- 0%

If the student is receiving financial aid, refunds will be returned to the financial aid accounts, including lenders of student loans, before any money is returned to the student. Credit balances from all sources of the university, with the possible exception of Title IV funds, will be applied to outstanding charges before a refund is issued.

Summer school terms are approximately one-half the length of a regular term, consequently withdrawal time limits will be one-half the time allowed for a regular term. The summer school time limits will be up to four, seven, 11 or 14calendar days following regular registration to qualify for the 100 percent, 80 percent, 60 percent or 40 percent refund respectively.

No refunds will be made until two weeks after the close of registration during the regular school year and two weeks after the close of second session Summer Semester registration.

Example:

The student’s institutional charges for the semester total $1,666 which was paid by a personal check. The student withdrew on the 9th calendar day following regular registration. The refund would be $1,333.

Calculation: $1,666 @ 80% = $1,333 rounded to the closest whole dollar.

The federal refund calculation policy will be used for students who have attended classes at UT Martin and are receiving Title IV financial aid. Under this refund policy, withdrawals on the first day of classes will permit a 100% refund of the institutional charges (fees, tuition, room & board, with no allowance for deposit or consumption on room & board). Withdrqwals after the first day of classes will be calculated based on the number of days the student completes in the enrollment period.

Example:

The student has enrolled at UT Martin and is receiving a federal pell grant of $1,666. The institutional charges are $1,666. The student withdrew on the 11th day of the enrollment period. The enrollment period is 117 days in length (11/117 = 9.4% completed days). The refund percent will be 90.6% (100% - 9.4%).

Calculation: $1,666 x 90.6% = $1,060.02 will be returned to the federal pell account.

Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to qualified students. Inquiries about these should be directed to the appropriate coordinator. Assistantships carry a fixed stipend for 10 or 12 months. They also provide a waiver of all tuition charges, including out-of-state fees, for GAs with at least 30% appointment. Foreign students may not apply for an assistantship until they have completed at least one term of graduate work. Their knowledge of the specific field in which they may work, and their command of the English language, must be evaluated thoroughly by faculty supervisors before an award is made. Assistantships are available in the following areas:

Center of Excellence for Science and Mathematics Education, Center for Environmental and Conservation Education, Children’s Center, Educational Administration, Educational Studies (Reading, Special Education), Healthy Start Program, Family and Consumer Sciences, Infant Stimulation, Parent Education and Children’s Health Program, Tennessee’s Early Intervention Program, Learning Resource Center, Men’s Athletics, College of Business and Public Affairs, and Women’s Athletics.

In addition, positions as assistant head residents of the residence halls are available. Remuneration for these include waiver of all tuition charges, including out-of-state fees, for six hours per semester, free room and board, and a monthly stipend.

Graduate Assistants are expected to enroll for no more than the appropriate fraction of the maximum course load specified in the section on "Course Loads."

The University of Tennessee at Martin adheres to the following "Resolution Regarding Graduate Scholars, Fellows, Trainees and Assistants" of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States.

Acceptance of an offer of financial support (such as a graduate scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, or assistantship) for the next academic year by a prospective or enrolled graduate student completes an agreement that both student and graduate school expect to honor. In that context, the conditions affecting such offers and their acceptance must be defined carefully and understood by all parties.

Students are under no obligation to respond to offers of financial support prior to April 15; earlier deadlines for acceptance of such offers violate the intent of this Resolution. In those instances in which a student accepts an offer before April 15 and subsequently desires to withdraw that acceptance, the student may submit in writing a resignation of the appointment at any time through April 15. However, an acceptance given or left in force after April 15 commits the student not to accept another offer without first obtaining a written release from the institution to which a commitment has been made. Similarly, an offer by an institution after April 15 is conditional on presentation by the student of the written release from any previously accepted offer. It is further agreed by the institutions and organizations subscribing to the above Resolution that a copy of this Resolution should accompany every scholarship, fellowship, traineeship, and assistantship offer.

Special Assistance for African-American Students

MINORITY FELLOWSHIPS—The University of Tennessee at Martin is strongly committed to increasing the enrollment of qualified African-American students in its graduate programs. Minority fellowships are available for qualified minority students.

Federal Stafford Student Loans

The Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, through participation agreements with banks and lending institutions, offers long-term personal loans to students to help pay educational expenses. To be eligible a student must complete a FAFSA, be admited to a graduate program, be enrolled in at least six hours and have good standing at the university. Both Stafford and Unsubsidized Stafford loans (as described previously) are available to eligible graduate students. The aggregate amounts of guaranteed student loans shall not exceed $138,500, including undergraduate loans. Students will be notified of eligibility.

Other Financial Aid Programs

Social Security, Veteran’s Administration, and Vocational Rehabilitation benefits may be available to qualified students. Students should contact the local agency if they are eligible for this assistance.

 



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