Installment Payment Plan

Registration is subject to deletion and/or a $100 late payment fee, if fee payment requirements for enrollment fees are not satisfied by the appropriate fee payment deadline listed in the Bursar Calendar.

The Installment Payment Plan (IPP) is offered for the fall and spring terms to qualified students to help satisfy payment requirements by the appropriate fee payment deadline.
  • IPP is reserved for students in good financial standing with the University.
  • The IPP is available for Fall and Spring terms only.
  • Regulations of the Tennessee Board of Regents prevent the University from offering an IPP for summer terms, or other short terms.
  • One installment plan will include all unpaid tuition, Dining Dollars and/or housing charges.
  • An initial down payment of 50% of the studentís balance is required after all financial aid (grants and student loans), scholarship, and/or third party assistance award amounts have been applied.
  • The initial down payment and the enrollment fee of $50 is due when signing up for the installment plan on TigerXpress. The IPP enrollment fee is not refundable, regardless of when your financial aid or other payments are applied to your account.
  • If housing charges are included in the plan, an additional enrollment fee of $40 will be assessed approximately 30 days after classes begin and will be divided evenly between the last two installments. If both tuition and housing are in the plan, the total enrollment fees will be $90.
  • Enrollment in the IPP is not automatic. You must enroll online through TigerXpress.
  • Students may pay the full installment amount due (per term) online. If the student wishes to make a partial payment above the minimum down payment, they must come to the cashier windows.
  • IPP enrollment is available through the late registration fee payment deadline at the beginning of the Fall and Spring terms. Please refer to the Bursar’s Office Calendar for specific dates.
  • The remaining fee balance is due in two separate installments: October 1 and November 1 in the Fall semester; March 1 and April 1 in the Spring semester.
  • Students remain responsible for the installment payments by the appropriate deadline, even if they do not receive or do not open their online fee invoice, on TigerXpress.
  • A $25 Late Payment Fee will be assessed on each installment, for both tuition/Dining Dollars ($25 per deadline) and housing ($25 per deadline), that is not received by the University on or before the due date. If all installment payments are late, the maximum amount for late IPP fees per semester is $100.
  • Before enrolling in the IPP, students will be required to read and accept terms of the plan on TigerXpress.
  • Students who drop or withdraw from classes will still have a balance due under the IPP. Fees are adjusted based on the drop or withdrawal date. A refund would only be issued to the student if the newly adjusted amount of fees is less than the amount that has been paid by the student.
  • Unpaid installment amounts will cause holds to be placed on registering for the next term, viewing/receiving grades for current or future terms, or receiving transcripts/diplomas.
  • The IPP is not available for students who were deleted for non-payment and have subsequently been approved for reinstatement or who are registered late by exception.
  • The University reserves the right to deny students the privilege of using the IPP.

If you have any questions regarding the Installment Payment Plan, please contact the Bursar's Office at (901) 678-2712.