Eligibility for Deferment of Payment of Tuition and Fees by Certain Eligible Students Receiving U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or Other Governmentally Funded Educational Assistance Benefits
Servicemembers, Veterans, and dependents of veterans who are eligible beneficiaries of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits or other governmentally funded educational assistance, subject to the conditions and guidelines set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated 49-7-104 as amended, may elect, upon formal application, to defer payment of required tuition and fees until the final day of the term for which the deferment has been requested. Application for the deferment must be made no later than 14 days after the beginning of the term, and the amount of the deferment shall not exceed the total monetary benefits to be received for the term. Students who have been granted deferments are expected to make timely payments on their outstanding tuition and fees balance once education benefits are being delivered. Eligibility for such deferment shall terminate if the student fails to abide by any applicable rule or regulation, or to act in good faith in making timely payments. This notice is published pursuant to Public Chapter 279, Acts of 2003, effective July 1, 2003.
Once you have submitted your VA application online, please provide a copy of your application, your DD214 Member 4, and proof of College Fund or Kicker (if applicable) to the Office of the Registrar in Derryberry Hall, Room 128. A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs must also be submitted. Contact the Office of the Registrar for additional information.
Veterans Administration General Guidelines:
- VA will only pay for courses required in the degree you are seeking as listed in the university catalog degree requirements.
- You must have at least 12 hours of required courses in your major to get full veterans educational benefits.
- VA will only pay for repeating courses with failing grades, unless the TTU catalog specifically states that a certain grade is required. Also, VA will not pay for a course if you have received equivalent course credit for that course from another institution.
- VA will not pay for auditing a course.
- You must attend your classes in order to receive Veterans Educational Benefits. If you stop attending a class, the instructor will report your last date of attendance. The Office of the Registrar will report that date to the VA. VA will adjust your benefits accordingly.