Accreditation & Consumer Information
The following list provides an overview — by topic — of the information that UT Martin and
other U.S. institutions of higher education are required to provide to current and prospective students. The
list provides links to other UTM websites that disclose specific information that is in compliance with The
Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA).
If you would like a paper copy of any of the information listed here or contained at one of the links,
please contact the Division of Student Affairs at 731-881-7700.
This page contains information on the following topics:
- Accreditation Information
- Information on Academic Programs
- Academic Programs
- Standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Transfer of Credit Policy
- Graduation Rates, Retention Rates & Diversity Statistics
- Cost, Financial Assistance and Withdrawal Information
- General Financial Assistance Information
- Information Related to the Costs of Attending UTM , Including Tuition, Fees, Books,
and Room and Board
- Study Abroad and Title IV Aid
- Information Related to UTM’s Refund Policy and/or Requirements for Withdrawal from
- Requirement for Withdrawal from the University and Return of Title IV Financial Aid
- Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
- Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data
- Information on Post-Graduate Activities
- Health and Safety Information
- Vaccination Policy
- Alcohol and Drug Policy and Support Resources
- Crime Awareness and Campus Security Report (Clery Act Report)
- Fire Safety Report
- Missing Student Notification Policy
- Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
- Other Information
- Student Activities
- Facilities/Services for Students with Disabilities
- Student Records Policies/Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions
- College Navigator Website
- Textbook Information
- Teacher Preparation Program Report
- Voter Registration Forms
- Career and Placement Services Offered to Students During and After Enrollment
- Articulation Agreements
- Policy on Returning Title IV Aid
- Requirements for Withdrawal from the University and Return of Title IV Financial Aid
1. Accreditation Information
The University of Tennessee at Martin is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master's degrees. Contact the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call
404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Tennessee at Martin.
The University of Tennessee at Martin places great importance on achieving accreditation for eligible
academic programs from their appropriate governing bodies. These programs are recognized as maintaining high
standards that qualify graduates for the best job opportunities. UT Martin holds accreditation from the
If you would like to obtain or review documents describing accreditation, approval or licensing, please
submit a request in writing to: Academic Affairs, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 324
Hall Moody Administration Building, Martin TN, 38237
2. Information on Academic Programs
a) Academic Programs (including
faculty, facilities and plans to improve the academic programs)
b) Standards for Satisfactory Academic
c) Transfer of Credit Policy
d) Graduation Rates, Retention
Rates, Job Placement Rates, & Student Body Diversity Statistics
3. Cost, Financial Assistance and Withdrawal
a) General Assistance Information
- The UTM Office of Student Financial Assistance (http://www.utm.edu/departments/finaid/) includes general
information on financial assistance for students including information about the following: need-based and
non-need-based federal, state, local, private, and institutional financial assistance programs available
to students; eligibility requirements and procedures for applying for aid; criteria for selecting
recipients and determining amount of award; methods and frequency of disbursements of aid; financial aid
terms and conditions, including terms applicable to employment provided as part of a financial aid
package; rights and responsibilities of students receiving Title IV, HEA loans (Federal and Private Loans); the availability of
financial aid for study abroad programs; how financial aid is handled when students withdraw; and whom to
contact for questions regarding financial aid.
- Information on graduate assistantships: https://www.utm.edu/departments/gradstudies/ga.php
- Information on initial loan counseling for student borrowers: https://studentaid.gov/app/counselingInstructions.action?counselingType=entrance
- Information on exit counseling for student borrowers:
- UTM’s Code of Conduct for Education Loans: http://www.nasfaa.org/mkt/about/Statement_of_Ethical_Principles.aspx
- For additional information on financial assistance, please contact UTM Office of Student Financial
205 Administration Bldg., University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238, (731) 881-7040.
b) Information Related to the Costs of
Attendance, Including Tuition, Fees, Books, and Room and Board
c) Study Abroad and Title IV Aid
- Information on study abroad and Title IV financial aid: http://www.utm.edu/departments/cie/index.php
- For additional information on financial assistance, please contact: UTM Office of Student Financial
205 Administration Bldg., University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238, (731) 881-7040.
d) Refund Policy
- Information on UTM's refund policy for undergraduate students: Catalog page 36: Refunds
- Information on UTM's refund policy for graduate students: Catalog page 36: Refunds
- For additional information on UTM's refund policy, please contact: Office of Business Affairs, 116
Administration Building, 554 University Street, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238, (731)
e) Requirements for Withdrawal from the
University and Return of Title IV Financial Aid
f) Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for
Drug Law Violations
- Federal law provides that a student who has been convicted of an offense under any federal or state law
involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which the
student was receiving financial aid shall not be eligible to receive any federal or institutional grant,
loan, or work assistance. The separate, written notice of the penalties for drug violations is provided to
students upon enrollment.
- For additional information on federal student financial aid penalties for drug violations, please
contact the UTM Office of Student Financial Assistance at (731) 881-7040.
g) Athletic Program Participation Rates and
Financial Support Data
- In compliance with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, the information on men’s and women’s athletic programs for UTM includes the number of participants by gender for each team, operating and recruiting expenses, coaches’ salaries, revenues, and athletically related student aid. The report is available online on the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education Equity in Athletics Disclosure at: http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/. Click the navigation menu and select “Get Data for One School” then enter University of Tennessee-Martin.
- The Completion/Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates report is available online at: https://web3.ncaa.org/aprsearch/gsrsearch by searching for University of Tennessee at Martin. To obtain a paper copy or additional information on athletic program participation rates and financial support, please contact the UTM Athletics Office: 1022 Elam Center, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238 (731) 881-7660.
4. Information on Post-Graduate Activities
- Information regarding post-graduate employment obtained by and further graduate studies pursued by
undergraduate students: http://www.utm.edu/departments/success/counseling.php. The information was
prepared using information obtained annually from students who received a baccalaureate degree, offering a
snapshot of their progress during the transition out of college.
- Graduate Survey Intro Methodology - PDF
- For additional information on post-graduate activities, please contact: Career Planning and
Development, University of Tennessee at Martin, 210 Boling University Center, Martin, TN 38238, (731)
- Near graduation (or if enrollment drops below 6 hours), student loan borrowers will be mailed a letter
with information regarding Exit Loan Counseling to be completed at www.studentloans.gov
5. Health and Safety Information
a) Vaccination Policy
- Information regarding UTM's vaccination policy: http://www.utm.edu/departments/shcs/compliance.php
- For additional information on UTM's vaccination policy, please contact: Office of Student Health and
Counseling Services, 609 Lee Street, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238, Phone: (731)
b) Alcohol and Drug Policy and
- Faculty, Staff: Drug Free Campus and Workplace Policy
- Students: http://www.utm.edu/studenthandbook/student_handbook.pdf
- Underage Drinking and Associated Responsibilities
The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed new legislation regarding underage drinking and associated
responsibilities. The law prohibits any resident, owner, or occupant of property (the social host) from
allowing an underage adult to consume alcohol on such property. The legislation defines “underage
adults” as those individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years of age but less than twenty-one
(21) years of age.
A resident may face criminal prosecution and University sanction if an underage adult consumes alcohol on
his or her property which includes, but is not limited to, a residence hall room or apartment, fraternity
or sorority affiliated housing, an off-campus house or apartment, or any other property owned or occupied
by the individual. For additional information on UTM’s alcohol and drug policy and/or support
resources, please contact: Office of Human Resources, 112 Administration Building, University of Tennessee
at Martin, Martin, TN 38238, (731) 881-7845, and/or the Division of Student Affairs at 731-881-7700.
c) Crime Awareness and Campus Security
Report (Clery Act Report)
- UTM security policies and annual security report, submitted annually to the U.S. Department of
Education: Annual Security/Fire Report 2020 - PDF
- UTM’s crime statistics for the past three years: Annual Security/Fire Report 2020 - PDF
- For additional information on UTM’s annual Crime Awareness and Campus Security Report, or to
obtain a paper copy of the report, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (731) 881-7777.
- UTM 60 day Daily Crime Log displays the crimes that have been reported to the Department of Public Safety and Campus Security Authorities. A print version is available in the Department of Public Safety Office, Crisp Hall.
d) Fire Safety Report
- Annual fire safety report
- For additional information on fire safety, or to obtain a paper copy of the annual fire safety report,
please contact the Department of Public Safety at (731) 881-7777.
- UTM 60 day Daily Fire Log displays the fires that have been reported to the Department of Public Safety and Campus Security Authorities. A print version is available in the Department of Public Safety Office, Crisp Hall.
e) Missing Student Notification
f) Emergency Response and Evacuation
6. Other Information
b) Facilities/Services Available to Students with
a) Student Activities
c) Student Records Policies / Family Educational Rights &
Privacy Act (FERPA)
- UTM is committed to providing equal access to its educational opportunities and facilities.
Information on facilities and/or services available to students with disabilities: http://www.utm.edu/departments/disabilities/, or
you can contact the Office of Disabilities Services at (731) 881-7719.
d) Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that gives students the right
to review their education records, to request amendment of their records, to consent to disclosures of
personally identifiable information, and to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education.
Additional information on students’ rights under FERPA and/or UTM’s policies regarding
student records: http://www.utm.edu/departments/registrar/ferpa.php.
- For additional information on FERPA or student records policies, please contact the Office of Academic
Records at (731) 881-7050.
e) College Navigator
f) Textbook Information
- Information about UTM policies and sanctions related to copyright infringement and unauthorized
peer-to-peer file sharing, including disciplinary action taken against students who engage in illegal
downloading or unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials using UTM information technology
- The information also includes a notice that informs students that unauthorized distribution of
copyrighted material may subject the students to civil and criminal liabilities. A summary of the
penalties for violation of federal copyright laws is also provided.
g) Teacher Preparation Program Report
h) Voter Registration Forms
- Detailed lists of required and recommended textbooks are made available on utm.bncollege.com under the Textbooks menu.
- You can also view materials for courses you are registered for by logging into myUTMartin Portal,
going to Banner Self-Service, selecting Student Services, following Registration, clicking Order
Textbooks Online, and finally selecting Go to Bookstore Website.
i) Career and Placement Services Offered to Students During
and After Enrollment
j) Articulation Agreements
We have articulation agreements with the following:
- Dyersburg State Community College
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Integrated Studies to Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies (PreK-3 Licensure)
Associate of Science in Teaching (K-6) to Bachelor Science
in Education (Integrated Studies K-6)
Dual Admission Partnership
- Jackson State Community College
Use of their facilities to offer classes leading to UTM
degree programs in:
of Science in Education
of Business Administration
Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Associate of Science (Education) to Bachelor Science in Education (Education)
Associate of Applied Science (Social Work) to Bachelor Social Work
Associate of Applied Science (Early Childhood Education) to Bachelor Science in Education (Integrated Studies PreK-3 Licensure)
- Northeast State Community College
Associate of Science (University Studies) to Bachelor of University Studies
Associate of Science (AS with BSBA emphasis) to Bachelor Science in Business Administration
- Law Enforcement Innovation Center
National Forensic Academy Curriculum to 9 semester hours of Criminal Justice coursework
- University of Tennessee at Knoxville
3 plus 3 agreement: BA in English or Political Science at UTM (3 years) to J.D. in Law (3 years)
- Ross University
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a concentration in Vet Health Technology or Vet Science (at UTM) to D.V.M. in Veterinary Science
- In addition, UT Martin participates in the Tennessee Transfer Pathways project (https://www.tntransferpathway.org/)
7. Policy on Returning Title IV Aid
a) Requirements for Withdrawal from the University and Return
of Title IV Financial Aid
- To officially withdraw from school, the student must log in to Banner Self-Service and submit the
withdrawal application. The Perfect Forms application will be sent to the following offices for approval;
Graduate Studies, Housing, Records, Financial Aid, and back to Records. Financial Aid will receive an
email once it has been approved and ready to process, this will show the official withdrawal date.
- UTM is not an attendance taking school, so for those who unofficially withdraw the withdrawal date will
be the last date of academic attendance as reported by the professor.
- The university does not issue formal leaves of absence.
- If a student is due a post-withdrawal disbursement, a letter is sent to the student offering the amount
of disbursement that is not credited to the student’s account. This letter is mailed no later than 30
calendar days after the date the school determines the student withdrew. This letter will identify the
type and amount of funds that make up the post-withdrawal disbursement. It also explains the student may
decline all or a portion of those funds. The letter will inform the student that he or she has 14 calendar
days from the date of the letter to accept this disbursement. With a timely and positive response from the
student, the postwithdrawal disbursement is disbursed to the student’s account within 90 days of the date
of the institution’s determination that the student withdrew. Without a timely response or with a negative
response from the student, the post-withdrawal disbursement must be returned to the appropriate fund, if
- Once the we have the withdrawal date, the Banner system is used to determine the percentage of aid
earned and unearned by the student. Using the Banner screen SFAWDRL we enter the date and term for the
student, this will populate the RPATIVC screen in Banner and will calculate the institution’s portion to
return, student’s return, post-withdrawal disbursement, and it will also show the number of days the
student attended, and total days in the enrollment period. If the withdrawal date is after the student has
completed 60% of the enrollment period, there will be no calculations processed. The enrollment period
will include the first day of class through the last day of finals but will exclude breaks that are five
consecutive days or more, such as spring break.
- The school will return the required amounts of unearned aid and it is the student’s responsibility to
return any other funds in accordance with the terms of the loan, or grants in the case of an overpayment.
All funds to be returned are returned no later than 30 days after the date the school determined the
- Returns must be credited to outstanding balances for the period of enrollment for which a return of
funds is required in the following order:
Unsubsidized Federal Stafford loans
Subsidized Federal Stafford loans
Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford loans
Subsidized Federal Direct Stafford loans
Federal Perkins loans
Federal Plus loans received on behalf of the student
Federal Direct Plus received on behalf of the student
Federal Pell Grants
FSEOG Program aid
- Once the return has been processed a letter is mailed to the student that explains that there is an
amount due to the institution, which aid was returned, based on the withdrawal date, and that the balance
must be paid before they can register for any subsequent semesters. There is also an additional letter
that is mailed that explains the refund calculation, Satisfactory Academic Progress, grace periods for
loans, exit counseling for loans, and requirements to maintain the Tennessee Lottery Scholarship.