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 registra tion 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. A validated fee receipt is required to complete the registration procedure. This applies to graduate and teaching assi stants and others whose fees may be billed, prepaid, or waived. For additional information see page 266.

The general fees in effect through 8/1/96 are as follows and are subject to change.

FEES

Maintenance Fee Per Semester: $1,183.00

Debt Service Fee Per Semester: $45.00

Additional Tuition For Out-Of-State Students
Per Semester
: $2,065.00

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 and Debt Service (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 $134.00 per semester or fraction thereof; minimum charge: $134.00
Debt Service Fee $5.00 per semester hour or fraction thereof; minimum charge: $5.00
Out-of-State $229.00 per semester hour or fraction thereof; minimum charge: $229.00
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 Records Office (901-881-7052).

Late Registration Service Fee: $5.00

Debt Service Fee Per Semester

All graduate students taking in excess of 8 hours will be assessed a Debt Service Fee of $45 per semester. Part-time graduate students taking less than 9 semester hours will be assessed at the rate of $5 per semester hour.

Delayed Payment Policy and Fee: $10.00
See information on page 22.

REFUNDS

To officially withdraw from school students must contact the Office of Student Affairs and sign a withdrawal form. 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 f irst-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. Under this refund policy withdrawals within 7 calendar days beginning with the first day following regular registration permits an 80% refund of instituti onal charges (fees, tuition, room & board, excluding room deposit). Withdrawals between 8 and 14 calendar days following regular registration permits a 60% refund of institutional charges. Withdrawals between 15 and 21 calendar days following regular registration permits a 40% refund of institutional charges. Withdrawals between 22 and 28 calendar days following regular registration permits a 20% refund of institutional charges. There will be no refund of institutional charges after the 28th calendar day following regular registration.

The refund percentage applies to the fees and not the amount paid.

The unused portion of a Student's prepaid room will be refunded after it is determined that all charges have been posted. In extreme emergency situations housing refunds will be based on the time spent in the residence hall rather than the refund percent.

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, eleven or fourteen days to qual ify for the 80 percent, 60 percent, 40 percent or 20 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 $979 which was paid by a personal check. The student withdrew on the 5th calendar day following regular registration. The refund would be $783. Calculation: $979 @ 80% = $783 rounded to the closes t whole dollar. The pro-rata refund policy will be used for students enrolled at UT Martin for the first time and receiving Title IV financial aid. Under this refund policy withdrawals through the 60% point in time of the enrollment period permits a pro-r ata refund of institutional charges (fees, tuition, room & board, excluding room deposit) calculated as follows: Number of days remaining in the enrollment period divided by the total number of days in the enrollment period, rounded down to the closest 10 %. The appropriate amounts of the refund will be returned to all financial aid accounts.

Example:

The student is enrolled for the first time and is receiving a federal pell grant of $1,170. The Student's institutional charges for the semester total $979. The semester is 74 days in length and the student withdrew on the 22nd day of classes. A total of $685 will be refunded to the federal pell account.

Calculation: 52 days remaining in the semester divided by 74 total days in the semester = 70%

$979 @ 70% = $685 rounded to the closest whole dollar

The federal refund calculation policy will be used for students who have attended classes previously and are receiving Title IV financial aid. Under this refund policy withdrawals on the first day of classes will permit a 100% refund of institutional char ges (fees, tuition, room & board, with no allowance for deposit or consumption on room & board). Withdrawals up to the first 10% of the enrollment period will permit a 90% refund of institutional charges. Withdrawals between 10% and 25% of the enrollment period will permit a 50% refund of institutional charges and withdrawals between 25% and 50% of the enrollment period will permit a 25% refund of institutional charges. The appropriate amounts of the refund will be returned to all financial aid accounts.< P> Example:

The student has enrolled in a second semester at UT Martin and is receiving a federal pell grant of $1,170. The institutional charges total $979. The student withdrew on the 11th day of classes which gives a 50% refund. After comparing the federal refund calculation with the institutional refund calculation to determine the larger of the two refunds, a total of $490 will be refunded back to the federal pell account.

Calculation: $979 @ 50% (between the 10% and 25% of the enrollment period)=$490 rounded to the closest whole dollar.

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 c harges, including out-of-state fees. International 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 lan guage, 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, Human Environmental Sc iences, Infant Stimulation, Parent Education and Children's Health Program, Tennessee's Early Intervention Program, Learning Resource Center, Mathematics, Men's Athletics, Physical Education, School of Business Administration, 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 6 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 on page 259.

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 e xpect 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 offe r 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 of fer. 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. A student must be admitted 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 on page 33) are available to eligible graduate students. The aggregate amounts of guaranteed student loans shall not exceed $65,50 0, including undergraduate loans.

Apply in writing to:
Mr. Randall D. Hall, Executive Director
Student Financial Assistance Office
The University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, Tennessee 38238
Phone: (901) 881-7040

OTHER FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Graduate students interested in information about possible financial aid should contact the Student Financial Assistance Office as far in advance of registration as possible.

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.