Academic Common Market (ACM)
For more than 35 years, the SREB Academic Common Market has enabled students to pursue out-of-state college degrees at discounted tuition rates, through agreements among the states and colleges and universities.
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View information for types of aid and grants available to graduate students.
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Tuition and Fees
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For current in- and out-of-state fees, check out the tuition fee schedule →
Out of State Tuition Discounts
Your residency classification has an impact on your tuition and fees.
Regional tuition credit
Regional tuition credit applies to students who are residents of Catoosa, Dade, Fannin, Murray, Walker and Whitfield counties in Georgia and Jackson County in Alabama Regional Tuition Differential Form →
Work Rule Program
In the event you are not eligible to be reclassified to in-state, the Work Rule Program (section 4, paragraph 3) may be an option for you. The Work Rule Program is designed for part-time students who are employed full-time in Tennessee to have the out-of-state tuition waived for up to a maximum of eight (8) credit hours per semester. After you've been admitted, just submit a letter from your employer on company letter head stating that you are a full-time employee.
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces (or their spouse or dependent child) who have been on active duty for more than thirty (30) days with Permanent Change of Station Orders to Tennessee, are eligible to have their out-of-state tuition waived.
Perhaps you have separated or retired from the military within the past three years and are certified to receive Post-9/11 G.I. or Montgomery G.I. bill benefits. You (or your spouse or dependent child) may qualify for a waiver of the out-of-state tuition under the Tennessee VETS Act.
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The Graduate School has a limited number of scholarships, most of which are single course scholarships. To be eligible, students must have a minimum 3.0 institutional cumulative GPA.
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Charles Foundation Scholarships are available to select full-time students in engineering or education.
Community Development Work Study Program Fellowships are awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to students with economic need majoring in Public Administration. These fellowships are available only when UTC receives funding.
- Elwell Family Scholarship in Graduate Studies is for a student that has exhibited substantial leadership experience and successful academic performance. Recipient must be currently enrolled or fully admitted into a major in the UTC Graduate School; financial need may be a consideration.
Fincannon Scholarships are awarded to selected previously married women.
Finley Scholarships are awarded to a few single parents, especially women.
Geraghty Scholarship is for a student in the M.B.A. program with a humanities undergraduate major.
The Graduate School Scholarship recognizes a student in any discipline who has need and shows unusual merit.
Lebovitz Scholarships are awarded to eligible students of the Jewish faith.
Music performance grants are available for the bands, singing groups and orchestra. Applications are made to the head of the Music Division.
The Radin Scholarship is awarded to a student in the liberal arts.
Criminal Justice Department Scholarship, The Graduate Doc Schettler Scholarship provides a maximum of $3,000 annually to a fully admitted student to the Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice degree program.
Note: There may be special awards for students in Nursing or Physical Therapy. Contact the appropriate program coordinator for information.