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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Three types of financial aid are available for students: scholarships, loans, and part-time employment. According to the needs of the family and student, these can be offered individually or in combination. Visit One Stop Student Services for details and application information. Explore what financial aid opportunities are available to Engineering Vols below.

Tickle College of Engineering Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of private and corporate donors, the college and its departments annually award more than $1 million in scholarships to qualified undergraduate students. To apply for engineering scholarships, students must be accepted into both UT and the college.

First-year students must apply by the priority application deadline to be eligible for scholarships from the college. First-year students do not need to complete a college scholarship form.

Current/returning UT students, and new transfer students must apply by submitting the appropriate scholarship form. Students do need not to apply for specific scholarships as the Scholarship Committee will match qualified students with available awards

Scholarships are awarded each academic year in the spring for the upcoming year. The college evaluates the eligibility of a student for a college scholarship based on many factors, including academic qualification (high school GPA and ACT scores), extracurricular activities at high school, leadership roles, awards received at high school, and other factors as may be specified by a scholarship award donor, all on a competitive and holistic basis. For more information, contact the college’s Office of Academic and Student Affairs at 865-974-2454 or visit 456 Zeanah Engineering Complex.

Additional Opportunities

Check out the below financial aid opportunities available to students in the Tickle College of Engineering. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the college Academic and Student Affairs Office at 865-974-2454.

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The HOPE Scholarship

Up to $1,750 per full-time enrollment semester as a first-year and sophomore; then up to $2,250 per full-time enrollment semester as a junior and senior.

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Volunteer Scholarship

Awarded to all students with a 3.8 minimum core weighted GPA. Award amounts vary by ACT score and in-state vs. out-of-state status. Visit One Stop for details.

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The Tennessee Pledge Scholarship

Awarded to admitted first-years with a family income of up to $40,000. The scholarship is for four years and covers all direct costs—tuition, fees, and an average for on-campus room and board, as determined by UT—without the use of student loads.

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The UT Promise Scholarship

This unique scholarships is awarded to first-time, first-year entering in-state students who have graduated from a Tennessee Promise high school. No scholarship application is required. Any new first-year student who is admitted and enrolls at UT from one of the eligible high schools will receive the Promise Scholarship.

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Need-Based Grants

Grants are need-based aid that does not have to be repaid. They are reserved for students with the highest financial need. Funding is available through federal and state grants and are determined through by your EFC number generated in your FAFSA.

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Academic Common Market

UT is a member of the Academic Common Market, which enables out-of-state students to pursue college degrees in eligible programs at discounted, in-state tuition rates. The college offers several programs approved to participate in the program.

Still have questions? To speak with someone at the college about scholarships and financial aid, call 865-974-2661 or email the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.