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    University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Student Financial Obligations


Introduction

Students who are Tennessee residents pay maintenance fees to enroll in courses at UTC. Out-of-state students pay these fees in addition to a tuition charge. A student’s residential status is determined during the application and admission process, and this status, in most cases, is determined by residence of the student’s parent, parents, or legal guardian. Additional information regarding residency classification for the University of Tennessee system is available online at http://registrar.tennessee.edu/residency/resguide.shtml. For residency appeals, students should refer to Enrolling at UTC .

This section describes all financial charges, including student fees. The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees establishes all student fees and may change these without notice.

MOCS Express Statement

The MOCS Express statement combine fees, charges, fines and credits into one invoice. The University sends Electronic MOCS Express statements to students who register during the Priority Registration period. Students may access their MOCS EXPRESS STATEMENT on line at www.utc.edu, login to MyMocsNet, go to the Money tab, in the Manage My Account channel, click on Go to My Account, select eBills from the top menu bar.

Cancellation for Non-Payment

Failure to pay fees with the Bursar’s Office by the published deadline results in automatic cancellation from all classes. This policy applies to all students, regardless of sources of funds, and includes those whose fees are billed, deferred, waived, or paid with personal funds, including financial aid and graduate assistantships that do not cover full charges by the cancellation deadline date. Students that wish to attend that were withdrawn from classes for non-payment or non-confirmation must re-register for classes and pay all appropriate fees, including late fees.

There is only one cancellation date each semester. Students who register after the cancellation date must pay all fees and risk receiving failing grades for all classes not dropped prior to the first day of classes in the semester. The deadlines for the academic year can be found at the following link under fee information on the Bursar’s web site: http://www.utc.edu/Administration/Bursar/

Prepayment Plan

Under the prepayment plan, students and/or parents may choose the academic year expenses they wish to prepay, including room, board, tuition, fees, and books, over a period of eight months, with the first installment due by May 10. The remaining seven monthly installments are payable on the tenth day of each succeeding month. Contact the Bursar’s Office for details. Phone: (423) 425-4781.

Tuition Installment Payment Plan

A student who is in good financial standing with the University may enroll in the Tuition Installment Payment Plan (TIPP). Go to the following link for more details on the tuition Installment Payment Plan: http://www.utc.edu/bursar/tuition-installment-plan.php.

Refund Policy

General Refund Information

All refund periods are based on the official first day of classes for the University, as published in the Catalog and on the UTC website. Students must officially withdraw from courses to be eligible for potential refunds. No refund is due unless the charge for the remaining course(s), plus the percentage charge for the course(s) dropped, is less than the maximum semester charge for tuition and maintenance fees. Effective Spring 2011, if you drop or change a course section after the 100% refund period ends, the appropriate drop charge will apply.

All charges and refunds will be made to the nearest even dollar. All charges are subject to subsequent audit and verification. Errors will be corrected by appropriate additional charges or refunds.

Students who owe additional fees or fines will receive a statement of their accounts after the beginning of the semester except summer.

Go to the following link for detailed information on Refund and Charges for drop and withdrawal: 

http://www.utc.edu/bursar/refund-charges.php

Students receiving Federal Title IV Financial Aid should read the Refund Process section in Student Aid .

Tuition and Maintenance Fees

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Go to the following link for detailed information on Tuition and Maintenance Fees. http://www.utc.edu/Administration/Bursar/fees.php

Late Fees

All students who register the first official day of classes or afterwards will be assessed a ($50.00) late registration fee. Late fees will be applied based on the Tuition Installment Payment Plan late fee dates. Fees are due by the published fee payment dates for each term unless a student is enrolled in the payment plan.

Fees for Audit Courses

Fees for auditing courses are the same as those for courses taken for credit. Auditors do not take examinations, receive credit or grades, and may or may not participate in the class activities as determined by the instructor.

Senior Citizens

Tennessee residents who become 65 years of age or older during the academic semester when they begin classes and who meet admission requirements may enroll for credit for a fee of $7.00 per semester hour to a maximum of $70.00 per semester. Course Fees, Differential Fees, Lab Fees and On-Line Support Fees will be assessed.

Tennessee residents who become 60 years of age or older during the academic semester when they begin classes may audit classes on a “space available” basis at the University without paying a Maintenance fee. Miscellaneous fees like Course Fees, Differential Fees, Lab Fees and On-Line Support Fees will be assessed.

For fee information, call the Bursar’s Office at (423) 425-4781.

Disabled Residents

Tennessee residents who are physician-certified with 100 percent total disability and meet admission requirements may enroll for credit for a fee of $7.00 per semester hour to a maximum of $70.00 per semester. Course Fees, Differential Fees, Lab Fees and On-Line Support Fees will be assessed.

Tennessee residents who are physician-certified with 100 percent total disability may audit classes on a “space available” basis at the University without paying a fee. Course Fees, Differential Fees, Lab Fees and On-Line Support Fees will be assessed.

For fee information call the Bursar’s office at (423) 425-4781.

Listener’s Fee

Tennessee residents considering entering or returning to the University may “listen” in academic courses for a fee of $10.00 per course without additional obligations. Participation in this program is limited to two courses per semester for a maximum of two semesters. Only individuals who have not received a baccalaureate degree and who have not had any college courses in the previous five years may participate. For more information call the Bursar’s Office at (423) 425-4781.

Laboratory/Studio Fee

All students registered in certain laboratory or studio courses will be assessed a fee. The fee is due on the regular fee payment dates and is non-refundable after the 100% refund period ends for each term.

Course Fee

Payment for courses that charge a course fee is due on the regular fee payment dates and is non-refundable after the 100% refund period for each term.

Music Fee

In addition to the credit hour rate, a music fee is assessed for instructional courses. The fee is due at the regular fee payment dates and is non-refundable after the 100% refund period ends for each term.

Differential Fee

All students registered for courses in the College of Business, Engineering/Computer Science and Nursing will be assessed a differential fee. The fee is due on the regular fee payment dates and is non-refundable after the 100% refund period ends for each term.
Fee charges for lab/studio, music, differential and credit by special examination are all grouped under miscellaneous fees at the following link:

Fee charges for lab/studio, music, differential and credit by special examination are all grouped under miscellaneous fees at the following link: http://www.utc.edu/Administration/Bursar/fees.php#DORM-PARKING

Returned Check Charge

Any checks received by the University which fail to clear the bank will incur a service charge of $30.00. In addition to the service charge, a check written to cover tuition, dorm, and fees which fails to clear the bank will incur the appropriate late fee in effect at the time the student redeems the check. Check writing privileges will be revoked for those students writing three or more returned checks to the University.

Housing

Room rents vary per semester according to the accommodations available. Visit the following link for additional information about housing: http://www.utc.edu/housing

Dining Plans

All campus residents are required to participate during the fall and spring semesters in a dining membership plan regardless of whether or not they are currently enrolled in class. For complete information regarding available plans, contact Food Services at 425-4200 or visit Dining Services online at http://www.utc.campusdish.com.

Orientation Fee

All freshmen must attend one orientation session. Parents may also attend an optional orientation. Visit the following link for complete information on orientation: http://www.utc.edu/Administration/Orientation/

Parking

Information about parking, including campus maps, parking regulations, the MOCS Express Shuttle schedule, and more, is available online at: http://www.utc.edu/Administration/ParkingServices

If You Owe the University Money

Holds are financial obligations to the University (library fines, old UC/UTC, delinquent loans, parking fines, returned checks, accounts receivable, etc.) that the student must pay prior to registering for courses. Students may not register if there is a monetary hold on the account. In addition, students who incur financial obligations after registration must pay the charges by the cancellation deadline.

Unless the student officially drops a course or withdraws from the University prior to the first official day of classes, he or she will be assessed a percentage of the fees and tuition. Failure to attend classes is not evidence of the student’s intention to drop the course or withdraw from the University.

According to Tennessee law, the University cannot release student transcripts if the student has a financial obligation to the University.

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