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Financial Aid and Scholarships

College is a big investment, and we are ready to invest in your future!

More than 80 percent of our students receive financial aid and scholarships from federal, state, and private sources.

Types of Financial Aid

There are a number of different types of financial aid available to transfer students, including:

  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Work study
  • Loans

Some forms of aid, like loans, must be paid back. Others, like scholarships and grants, do not have to be paid back. Funds may come from the federal government, the state of Tennessee, or private sources.

The One Stop website has detailed information about financial aid and other financing opportunities available for students transferring to UT.

Complete the FAFSA

Your first step to apply for grants, federal work study, need-based scholarships, and student loans is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Then UT will determine your eligibility.

UT’s code number is 003530.

Tennessee residents are encouraged to submit the FAFSA application by February 1. This is UT’s priority deadline for several forms of need-based assistance.


Several merit and need-based scholarships are available to incoming transfer students. You must first complete the transfer student scholarship application.

Discounts and Waivers

You may also be able to take advantage of discounts and waivers available through UT and the state of Tennessee.