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UT Libraries Resources for High Schools

This research guide orients high schools groups visiting the library at UTK. It is a refresher for groups that have already visited the university.

Writing Advice and UT Resources

Financial Aid

Here are some terms and helpful resources to know of when paying for higher education.


  • Financial Aid: Grants, loans, scholarships, and any other means of paying for college.
  • Scholarships/Grants: Free money awarded based on financial need or academic merit
  • In/Out of State Tuition: If you live in the same state where you attend university, you will be paying in-state tuition, which tends to be less than paying tuition to a university outside of the state where you live [out-of-state tuition]. 
  • Fees: Miscellaneous charges that aren't included in tuition, i.e.: Parking pass, meal plan, technology use, and etc. 
  • Work Study: Working for the education institution in some capacity in exchange for a full or partial tuition coverage.