The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Gary W. Rollins College of Business has established a tuition relief fund to help business students who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

The Gary W. Rollins Tuition Relief Fund is designed to assist business students impacted by the crisis with the cost of tuition, maintenance and fees. Approximately $1 million is available to assist students through the Rollins Tuition Relief Fund. The amount of individual awards will vary based on need.

“We know that many of our students and their families have experienced significant disruption in their lives as a result of the pandemic and are facing unexpected financial hardships,” said Robert Dooley, Dean of the Rollins College of Business. “Our hope is that this fund will provide critical support to allow students who otherwise would not be able to stay in school to continue or complete their educations.”

The Rollins Tuition Relief Fund was created using reallocated funds from the $40 million gift to the college given by Gary W. and Kathleen Rollins.

“Kathleen and I know how hard these students work to earn their degrees,” said Gary W. Rollins, “Many work full-time or part-time, and we didn’t want the current economic instability to impact their ability to complete their educations.”

Current undergraduate and graduate business majors in the Gary W. Rollins College of Business may apply to receive support from the Rollins Tuition Relief Fund. These funds can be used to cover the cost of UTC tuition, maintenance and associated fees.

To qualify, a student must:

  • Be a current undergraduate or graduate business major at UTC.
  • Be enrolled during the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Be in good academic standing.

Learn more and apply for Rollins Tuition Relief and other emergency funding at

Applications for Rollins Tuition Relief must be completed by 5 p.m. on June 22, 2020.

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