Our office is now paperless. Please view the Enrollment Certification Form.
This form must be filled out each semester to receive benefits.
Turn this form in as soon as you are able to register. During peak times processing can take up to 6-8 weeks. Failure to turn this form in each semester will result in non-payment.
If you have questions about the electronic form please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This form is also used to place you on fee deferment. All students receiving VA benefits receive fee deferment, which means you have until the last day of the term to pay your balance due. Before the fee payment deadline each semester please log in to MyUTK and click on View/Pay Fees to make sure you are on fee deferment. If you are not on fee deferment before the payment deadline and have not made a payment this will result in your schedule being dropped. The Office of the Bursar sends reminder emails out about fee payments.
Please do not ignore them if you are receiving VA benefits. Call our office at 865-974-5420 if you SHOULD be on fee deferment and you see that you are not when you log in to MyUTK.
Completing this form also allows us to place you on the appropriate LISTSERV so that we can notify you of dates, deadlines, announcements, and links of interest.
UTK Veterans Resource Center Breakdown of Benefits:
Chapter 33 VA Education Benefits
What it covers
– Maintenance Fee (base tuition)
– Programs & Services Fee
– Health Fee
– Library Technology Fee
– Transportation Fee
– Facility Fee (In-state portion)
– Program Fee (In-state portion)
What it does not cover
– Meal plans
– Study Abroad Fees (Unless it is required that you study abroad)
– Course(s)/Fees outside of designated degree plan
– Fines and fees
- Provides a monthly Base Allowance for Housing stipend based on the E-5 with dependent rate as determined by the VA.
- Provides a book stipend of $1,000 per academic year (August 1-July 31)
- Students must complete a monthly enrollment verification with VA.
Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation
Student veterans must be approved by Voc. Rehab counselor before receiving benefits. All tuition, fees, and course fees are billed directly to the VA. Student will receive a stipend.
Chapter 35 Dependent Education Assistance
Students receive monthly stipend during the time attending classes. No tuition money is received by UT from this benefit. Tuition is paid out of pocket by the student.
Chapter 30, 1606, 1607
Students receive monthly stipend during the time attending classes. No tuition money is received by UT from this benefit. Tuition is paid out of pocket by the student
***Effective July 1, 2017** OUT OF STATE TUITION WAIVER for dependents
A (dependent or spouse) individual eligible to receive educational benefits administered by the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs, through any provision of federal law, may not be required to pay out- of-state tuition or any out-of-state fee when the other individual is:
- Enrolled in any public institution of higher education in Tennessee.
- Utilizing such benefits at the enrolling institution
- Living in Tennessee, regardless of the individual’s formal state of residency.
*** Effective August 1, 2022, Out of state tuition waiver for all military service members
All military service members receive in state tuition rates at any UT system school regardless of residency.
Military service members include veterans, active duty, national guard, and reserve.
Students utilizing TN strong act may also receive in state tuition. ROTC cadets can also receive in state tuition rates.
Please contact the appropriate ROTC department on campus for more information.
*Eligibility for VA education benefits is determined by the Department of Veteran Affairs.