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Education Information

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is conservative in awarding credit for learning experiences at military schools. In order for credit to be granted, the material covered in the school must be like the material taught in a course at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The amount and level of credit given is determined by the faculty in the appropriate University college. You must have an official JST transcript sent to the Office of Admissions when you apply.

Please see the guide below if you are considering transferring your military credit to your degree program at UTHSC.

Military Credit Frequently Asked Questions

A Transfer Guide:  Understanding Your Military Transcript and ACE Credit Recommendations 

ACE Webpage

Information on UTHSC transfer credit, leave of absence and withdrawal policies, and prior learning credit, policies is available on the UTHSC Policy Portal.

Tuition and Fees

Note: tuition and fees shown at this link are for one term only.

It is the sole responsibility of all students to pay their tuition and fees on time and/or make pre-arranged payment options with the Bursar's Office to prevent the cancellation of their schedule for nonpayment. Deferment forms are available for all who qualify. 

UTHSC honors the Veterans Choice Act for in-state tuition rates:  In-State Tuition Rates Under The Veterans Choice Act | Veterans Affairs (  
UTHSC is an approved VETS Campus under the Tennessee Veterans Education Transition Support Act.  More information can be found: TN Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Campuses

Out of State Tuition Waiver:
A veteran or other individual eligible to receive educational benefits administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, through any provision of the United States Code, shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition or any out-of-state fees when the veteran or other individual is:

  • Enrolled in any public institution of higher education in this state;
  • Utilizing such benefits at the enrolling institution; and
  • Living in the state of Tennessee, regardless of the individual’s formal state of residency.

Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 7, Part 13, relative to the Tennessee Veterans Education Transition Support Act (enacted March 29, 2017): ****This act is effective July 1, 2017, and replaces the prior act effective July 1, 2015. This act will not be applied retroactively.****

To apply for in-state status, please complete the Residency Application here:  Residency Application Guidelines | Admissions | UTHSC .  See provision #2 on the application.
[Full time active duty or veteran military or dependent of active duty or veteran military who enrolls in any public institution of higher education in Tennessee, is utilizing benefits administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs through any provision of the United States Code, and is physically living in Tennessee. Students under this rule need to submit a copy of a currently dated Certificate of Eligibility from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. If the student is attending as a distance education student only, copies of a lease or home purchase contract for a residence in Tennessee with the students’ name listed or a Tennessee driver license or state identification card for the student will also need to be provided.]

Education and Training: Veterans Access

As part of the 2012 Principles of Excellence, an institution must disclose to each student receiving DoD or VA education benefits the general degree requirements for the student's education program.

The Department of Defense refers to such information as an "educational plan."

The evaluated educational plan must be provided to the Service member within 60 days.

Only courses listed in the Service member's evaluated educational plan will be approved for TA.

The Academic Bulletin serves as the source of all academic program general degree requirements and fulfills the mandate for an educational plan.

Academic Bulletin


Dec 8, 2022