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Finances

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 

To be eligible for summer aid, you must complete the FAFSA. 

The 2020–21 FAFSA is the current financial aid application that must be completed for the summer 2021 semester. If you received aid during fall 2020/spring 2021, you already have a FAFSA on file for summer. 

UT’s federal school code is 003530. 

Go to the FAFSA   FAFSA Help 

Federal Pell Grant 

All students will be evaluated for Pell eligibility after they register for summer courses. If you were enrolled for full-time in fall and spring, you must be enrolled for 6 credit hours to be eligible for Summer Pell Grant. If you were a part-time student during the academic year, you may have eligibility for summer Pell Grant if enrolling in at least 1 credit hour.  Students who transferred to UT will be evaluated based on their enrollment and Pell Grant awards received at their previous institutions.  If you have questions about your specific situation, please contact One Stop. 

HOPE Scholarship 

All continuing students who are eligible for the HOPE Scholarship will be awarded once they have registered for summer courses. Continuing students who are Tennessee residents meeting the eligibility GPA and hours requirements will be awarded based on the number of hours they register to take in the summer. Continuing students must be enrolled for at least six credit hours to be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship. If you need information about using HOPE at another institution in the summer, see our page on Consortium Agreements. 

As a HOPE Scholarship recipient please note that hours attempted during summer session will count toward the 120 HOPE attempted hours maximum, even if you do not receive HOPE payment for those hours. HOPE Scholarship payment for summer enrolled hours will be counted toward the 8 full time equivalent paid semesters. 

Student Loans 

Loan options are available to you to help support the funding of your summer experience at UT. 

To receive Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans you must be enrolled at least half time during the summer (6 credit hours for undergraduate students).  Please note your loan eligibility could be limited if you accepted your full award amounts for fall 2020 and spring 2021. 

To receive the Parent PLUS Loan, your parent must apply here, if approved, you must also be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours for undergraduate students).  

Private loans are an option to fund your summer education.  Visit UT’s private loans site for more information.  

For more information on loans available to support your education, visit One Stop Student Services. 

Scholarships 

The first step to apply for scholarships (including HOPE) is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The priority deadline is February 1. UT’s federal school code is 003530. 

Go to the FAFSA   FAFSA Help 

For more information, visit One Stop Student Services