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Students are required and parents are encouraged to attend SOAR to learn more about Tennessee Tech and the opportunities that await each student during their college career. The attendance fees for each session and each participant are listed below:

  • New Freshman student: $45
  • Each guest of student: $50

Attendance fees are mandatory for students and each guest who attends SOAR. These fees cover the program, meals, orientation materials, and other activities. *The attendance fees do not include lodging accommodations during SOAR, please review "Lodging Options" for more information.

Attendance fees must be paid by using a credit card or check card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted) when making a SOAR reservation.

SOAR Refund Policy

In the case you no longer intend to attend SOAR, refunds for SOAR attendance and/or lodging fees will be issued according to the following stipulation due to non-reimbursable expenses that are paid by the University prior to your arrival:

  • 100% of SOAR attendance fees and/or lodging fees will be refunded if the request is received 5 business days prior to the start of the reserved SOAR session.
  • If a request is received less than 5 business days prior to the start of the reserved SOAR session, no refund will be issued.

All refund requests must be submitted electronically via email to For more information, please view the complete SOAR Refund Policy.

Refund Issuance

A refund, where applicable, will be issued within 15 business days of notification of the request. If you do not receive your refund after the allotted time above, please contact the Bursar's Office at (931) 372-3017.