Your success is our goal. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, provides accessible and affordable degrees and certificates to make your educational career plans achievable. We are here to support you. No matter where you live. No matter your stage of life. No matter your financial level.  

Accessible. Affordable. Attainable. 

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is committed to empowering you to advance your personal well-being and the vitality of your community by providing equitable and inclusive educational opportunities to all residents in Tennessee and beyond the Volunteer State. That is where our online programs come in…an education available on your terms within your reach to enhance your future.  

We know that college may be one of the most important investment decisions you make in your lifetime. Investing in your future can increase earning power that can improve financial security, open doors to positions with better benefits and perks, and enable you to more comfortably support your family and give back to your community.  


UT empowers students to pursue the education they desire by making programs accessible and flexible to working around other commitments in life. Who is earning online degrees and certificates through UT?

  • Students of all ages and backgrounds 
  • Students with part- or full-time jobs 
  • Students caring for children 
  • Students caring for elderly family members 
  • Students with transportation limitations 
  • Students with health or physical limitations 
  • Students residing in Tennessee, across the country, and beyond 


UT enables students to orchestrate their life to maximize income and minimize expenses and still take care of what is important to them. What benefits are students reporting about attending an online UT program? 

  • Maintain income from part- or full-time job 
  • Access to aid & scholarships  
  • Continue childcare priorities 
  • Continue eldercare responsibilities  
  • Reduce transportation & vehicle expenses 
  • Avoid on-campus housing costs 
  • Reduce fees for on-campus services 


UT provides a learning environment where students develop professional and personal skills that readies them to enter the modern work world and ignite their careers. What bonus knowledge and abilities are online UT students experiencing?

  • Increased technical skills 
  • Increased job marketability 
  • Increased time-management skills 
  • Increased self-discipline 
  • Increased self-motivation 

Tuition & Fees

Would you like the opportunity to “do it all” according to your priorities? That is what the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, online programs offer…the ability to attend college and also tend to your life responsibilities, be they full- or part-time employment, family duties, or other commitments. 

The largest cost associated with attending college is tuition—and the opportunity cost of lost wages. When you pursue an online degree or certificate, the latter is no longer a necessity, but your choice. In a recent survey of UT’s online students, over 88 percent of respondents reported working a job while pursuing their degree online through the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  

Another advantage of enrolling in an online program at UT is that tuition is paid for on a per-credit hour basis, providing the ability to flex course load to keep tuition within a personal budget. Do you want to take one course a semester? Two courses a term? You decide. The online programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, empower you to choose what works best for you, and you only pay the tuition for the courses you take.  

Attending one of UT’s online programs provides a cost-effective education that requires no relocation or university housing. In addition, university fees are reduced for distance education students, due to no access to certain on-campus services, such as student health insurance, student health center services, RecSports privileges, commuter parking, and athletic-event student tickets. Currently, there is not an option for distance education students to opt in for these student programs and services.  

Tuition and fees vary based on program, program level, and residency status; they are subject to any changes approved by the Board of Trustees prior to the beginning of each term.  

For detailed information on tuition and fees, select your program level:   

Undergraduate Programs – Online Tuition & Fee Schedules   

Graduate Programs – Online Tuition & Fee Schedules   

Got questions? Reach out to One Stop Student Services by calling 865-974-1111 or emailing  

Let the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, be the catalyst to firing up your future! 

Reduced fees

Customize course load to fit budget

Low or no lost opportunity cost

Online tuition & fee schedules

Financial Aid & Student Loans

Wondering whether you will be eligible for any financial aid or student loans? We will walk you through the process so you can explore your options. 

The first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are a dependent, your parent(s) will also need to fill out the FAFSA form. You will want to list the UT school code 003530 on your FAFSA application. For more details, see One Stop Students Services – Apply for Financial Aid

For informational assistance with the FAFSA, visit FAFSA Form Tips or review FAFSA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Need additional help with the FAFSA? Contact the appropriate Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) via phone or email. 

Through FAFSA, you apply for federal student aid that is available to you based on income and student type (undergraduate or graduate). After you have submitted your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) with estimates of your eligibility for federal financial aid.  
Undergraduate Students may qualify for need-based grants, such as the Pell Grant, which does not require repayment. They may also qualify for federal workstudy and student loans. The FAFSA is also used to determine aid eligibility for state educational funding organizations, such as the Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA) that provides scholarships with specific requirements, including the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship, among others.  

Graduate Students are generally not eligible for Pell Grants, but exceptions could exist such as students in a postbaccalaureate teacher certification program. FAFSA does provide graduate students with federal student loan options. In addition, many states and universities as well as some private foundations use FAFSA information to determine eligibility for aid, loans, and awards that are based on income criteria.  

Once admitted to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the university will use FAFSA information to assess eligibility for need-based scholarships and possibly even scholarships from UT Colleges and other aid and award programs administered through the university.  

Visit One Stop Student Services – Scholarships for more information. 

Financial aid and awards from federal, state, and university sources can help reduce or completely offset the cost of tuition, reducing the net cost of your college education. In addition, student loans are available to cover additional costs based on allowable limits.  

For information on student loans, review your Student Aid Report (SAR) in your FAFSA portal, and visit One Stop Student Services – Loans

For additional questions relating to financial aid or student loans, contact One Stop Student Services at 865-974-1111. 

A college education is an investment in your future. Get started today! 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA)

One Stop Student Services – Scholarships

UT Departmental Scholarships

One Stop Student Services – Loans

Grants & Scholarships

Competitive and merit-based grants and scholarships can also help defray college costs. These scholarships are generally based on specific requirements including student type (undergraduate, graduate, international), area of study, academic achievements, standardized test scores, residency, or other criteria. 

Continuing and transfer undergraduate students must respectively complete the Continuing Student Undergraduate Scholarship Application and Transfer Student Undergraduate Scholarship Application each year.  

Departmental scholarships from UT colleges and schools are most often awarded to non-first-year student undergraduates or graduates who have met certain academic requirements in their major. Check with your college or school to inquire about any departmental scholarships.  

For scholarships with disability criteria, see UT Student Disability Services

Once admitted to the university, for additional university or university administered undergraduate and graduate scholarship opportunities based on various criteria, see Scholarship Applications and Search Website.  

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will notify you of your aid and awards. For information on how to understand your financial aid offer, visit One Stop Student Services – Decode Your Financial Aid Offer

Scholarships are also available through private foundations, corporations, and organizations. These awards are generally based on specific criteria. Scholarships not affiliated with or administered by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, can be located by searching scholarship databases. 

For additional questions relating to grants and scholarships, contact One Stop Student Services at 865-974-1111. 

Merit-based grants & scholarships

UT departmental scholarships

Student disability scholarships

Private foundation scholarships

Organization & corporate scholarships

Scholarship search databases


The choices we make today lay the foundation for the life we will enjoy tomorrow.