Forms Policies and Procedures


Our graduate admissions and program managers work closely with prospective applicants, newly admitted students and enrolled students to assist them with their entire MSISP experience. The MSISP staff cannot help with veteran education benefits nor financial aid inquiries; we encourage students to contact those offices directly.

  • For assistance with tuition billing and course registration, please contact Stephanie Bell at
  • For assistance with admissions, student engagement and services or career support, please contact Ryan Anderson at
  • For assistance with general program-related academic questions, please contact your academic advisor Dr. Suzanne Barber at
  • For assistance with academic questions related to a specific course, please contact that course instructor

Academic Forms


Tuition Bills and Paying Your Tuition

The MS degree program in Information and Security is considered an Option III program and Option III programs have a different tuition structure than regular degree programs at the University. Students in Option III programs should check with the program administrator for tuition rate information. 

You will receive a tuition bill via your official UT email address at least one month prior to the tuition payment deadline. No paper bills will be mailed, so it is imperative that you keep your email updated with the MSISP program. According to university policy, email messages are considered delivered to you even if they are returned to the university because of either a full inbox or use of a spam filter. You are responsible for timely payment of your tuition bill whether or not your tuition bill is successfully received.

Payment Deadline
Payment is due before 5 p.m. of the day of the listed deadline, or your registration will be canceled.

How Financial Aid Affects Your Tuition Bill
Financial aid funds will be released on a rolling basis about a week before the first day of class each semester.

Make sure you keep your enrollment information up to date and take care of outstanding requirements on CASH (Check Aid Status Here) so that you confirm your tuition will be paid on time with your financial aid.

On My Tuition Bill, click View Bill, then if your financial aid fully covers your tuition, click Pay with Financial Aid. Your classes are secured once you indicate you are paying with financial aid.

Your tuition bill will show a balance due until your financial aid funds are released after the tuition deadline.

Veteran Education Benefits
Veteran Education benefits are meant to help offset the expenses involved in pursuing your education. These benefits may help cover the cost of tuition, books, and housing. As part of the Office of the Registrar, the Veteran Certification Team is available to help veterans and their dependents understand and apply for Veteran Education Benefits.

Registration information

It is important to note that the MSISP program staff will register you for courses each semester but cannot do so until all bars are cleared. You will not register yourself.

A bar is a restriction placed on your record that prevents registration. Types of bars include financial, nonfinancial and advising*. If you have any bars, they will appear on your Registration Information Sheet and in your Important Information on MyUT

*The advising bar will be cleared by MSISP staff just prior to registration.

Here is what you will need to take care of in order for the MSISP program staff to register you for your courses:

  • Update your emergency contact information each semester. Failing to do so will generate a Dean of Students Bar.
  • Acknowledge the Financial Responsibility Statement each semester. Failing to do so will generate a Student Accounts Receivable Bar. Available for students to sign starting 2 weeks before registration opens each semester when the course schedule is published.
  • Pay your Tuition by the deadline.
  • You must also confirm your attendance by clicking the “Confirm Attendance” button on My Tuition Bill before the 5 p.m. deadline on your payment due date, or your classes will be canceled. Your tuition bill must say “Your registration is complete, and your courses are secured.”

Please consult the current academic calendar to find the most up-to-date schedules and deadlines.