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Fee Deferment

All students receiving VA benefits are placed on fee deferment, which means your balance is not due until the last day of the term.

In order to receive fee deferment for payment each semester the enrollment certification request must be turned in prior to the payment deadline. Please turn in the enrollment form no later than two weeks prior to the payment due date before each term to avoid your schedule being dropped.

If the enrollment form is turned in later than two weeks prior to the payment deadline you may still receive the fee deferment, however our office cannot guarantee the deferment will be added to your account prior to the payment deadline. Our office staff is very busy during peak times prior to the beginning of the term and we will make every attempt to get the deferment added but it is the student’s responsibility to make payment arrangements with the Bursar’s Office.

Our office, as well as the Bursar’s Office, sends out several reminder e-mails prior to the payment deadline. Do not ignore these messages.

If payment has not been made prior to payment deadline or you have not made payment arrangements or had your account placed on VA deferment the Bursar’s Office will drop your schedule.

Log on to MyUTK and click View/Pay Fees to check if the deferment has been placed on your account. If it has not, please call our office at 865-974-5420 or e-mail us at

Service members, veterans, and dependents of veterans who are eligible beneficiaries of U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs education benefits or other governmentally funded educational assistance, subject to the conditions and guidelines set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated 49-7-104 as amended, may elect, upon formal application, to defer payment of required tuition and fees until the final day of the term for which the deferment has been requested.

Fees are deferred until the final day of the term for which the deferment has been requested. Students who have been granted deferments are expected to make timely payments on their outstanding tuition and fees balance once education benefits are being delivered, and eligibility for such deferment shall terminate if the student fails to abide by any applicable rule or regulation, or to act in good faith in making timely payments.

This notice is published pursuant to Public Chapter 279, Acts of 2003, July 1, 2003.