Tuition, Cost & Aid

Invest in your future

At UT, we understand that earning a degree is an important investment. That matters to us. We’re committed to seeing you succeed and helping you along the way with plenty of scholarships and financial aid opportunities.

two graduates celebrate their achievement


in aid offered to undergrad students in 2022


of undergraduate students are the first in their family to go to college


of first-year students received financial aid and scholarships from federal, UT, and private sources in 2023

Two students sit on a lawn on campus

Undergraduate affordability

Nearly 50 percent of undergraduate students at UT graduate debt-free! In fact, UT students are consistently below the national average for student debt. Use our cost calculator to estimate what tuition might look like for you or explore a detailed breakdown of potential costs.

Scholarships & Aid

Whether you’re applying to attend as a first-year, transfer, or international student, you’ll find many opportunities for financial assistance.

Examples of Aid Opportunities

Volunteer Scholarship

Awarded to in-state and out-of-state students with stellar high school GPAs and test scores.

To be considered, students must be enrolled at UT immediately following their senior year of high school.

Distinguished Tennessean Scholarship

Awarded to one in-state student from every Tennessee county to apply to tuition and mandatory fees.

This award is renewable for four years.

Tri-Star Scholarship Program

Financial aid program for Tennessee residents that includes the UT Promise Scholarship, Tennessee Pledge Scholarship, and Flagship Scholarship.

Scholarships within the program may be combined with some other UT-funded scholarships.

More Financial Aid

Financial aid opportunities for in-state, out-of-state, transfer, and international students.

The Provost Scholarship, Tennessee Explore Scholarship, and Global Ambassador Scholarship are just a few of many options available for students to apply for.

I got a HOPE Scholarship…as well as a few merit scholarships, which really just made it so much easier to be able to afford college.

Makenna Class of 2025
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Nashville, TN
Two students collaborate on a laptop

Graduate affordability

As a graduate student at UT, you’ll find several resources to help you afford your program. From assistantships and fellowships to scholarships offered by colleges, there are many opportunities for financial aid.

The financial aid that I received here has allowed me to truly excel on Rocky Top. UT opened doors that led me to study abroad in Spain using the scholarships and aid awarded to me.

Drue Class of 2025
Public Relations
Delran, New Jersey
students hang out together while using laptops

Online affordability

You can earn a UT degree from anywhere with our accessible and affordable online programs and certifications. Through Vols Online, students are not only eligible for aid and scholarships but are often able to maintain employment while studying. 

Worth your investment

The time you spend at UT will prepare you for what comes next. The future belongs to you, and we’re here to help you claim it! Within six months of graduation, 90 percent of our undergraduate students are employed full time or enrolled in graduate school.

Students work in the Grid Visualization Lab inside the Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.