Tuition and Fee Charts

Tuition, Fees, and Discount Programs 2023-2024

The University's tuition and fee schedules are determined by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) and the University's Governing Board.  The publication of each year's fee structure occurs at the start of the State's fiscal year (the July preceding the Fall Term).  Prior to publication, you may estimate an additional 2-5% for the upcoming Fall/Spring Terms.

Students are permitted to register for subsequent terms, obtain grades/transcripts, and receive the hard-copy degree when all accounts balances are paid. A student is officially enrolled when the Term's tuition and fees are paid in full or covered by approved third-party funding.

Fall 2023 / Spring 2024

Summer 2024

Enrollment Management Tuition Discounts

(for eligible Out-of-State Students Only)

The Office of Enrollment Management is responsible for determining the eligibility of and applying the Scholar Rate, Scholar Rate Plus and the 250-Mile Radius reduced Out-of-State tuition discounts.  The email contact for Enrollment Management is EnrollmentMgt@tnstate.edu.  These rates only apply once an eligible student reaches 15 or more credit hours.

250-Mile Radius Discount

Overview: Out-of-state students pay an additional fee referred to as tuition that is not assessed to Tennessee in-state students. Out-of-state students who graduated from a high school whose zip code is within a 250 mile radius of Nashville are eligible for a discount on out-of-state tuition.

General Eligibility

  • Classified as out-of-state for fee payment purposes.
  • Classified as a degree-seeking student.
  • Enrolled in 15 or more undergraduate on campus credit hours or 9 or more graduate on campus credit hours.
  • Note online credit hours do not count towards the 15 undergraduate or 9 graduate credit hour requirement. Students taking all online classes may be eligible for the eRate.
  • Graduated from an eligible high school that is located within a 250 mile radius of Nashville, Tennessee.

Scholar Tuition Rates

Overview: Out-of-state students pay an additional fee referred to as tuition that is not assessed to Tennessee in-state students. High-achieving out-of-state students may qualify for a discounted SCHOLAR RATE or SCHOLAR RATE PLUS.

General Eligibility

  • Classified as Out-of-State for fee payment purposes
  • Classified as undergraduate
  • Classified as a degree-seeking student
  • Enrolled in 15 or more undergraduate credit hours or 9 or more graduate credit hours.
  • Completed all of the eligibility requirements for the previous term, if a discounted rate was received in the previous term.

Scholar Rate Eligibility

The Scholar Rate is available to all categories of out-of-state students (i.e., first-time freshmen, returning students, transfer students, etc.). There is no maximum number of semesters for which a student may receive the rate if they meet the general eligibility requirements above as well as the following additional requirements:

First-time freshmen must have a minimum 21 ACT (or 980 SAT verbal and math) and a minimum high school un-weighted cumulative 3.0 GPA. [Note: returning and transfer students with fewer than 15 credits hours earned are classified as first-time freshmen for the purposes of assessing this rate only.]

Returning students and transfer students must have a minimum of 15 credit hours earned for that semester and a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Specifically, if all other applicable eligibility requirements are met:

    • A returning student who qualified for the rate upon entering the University, but does not qualify for one or more subsequent semesters, is again eligible for the rate in the semester following the one in which they have earned 15 credit hours and they have a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
    • A transfer student entering the University with a minimum of 15 credit hours earned and a 3.0 GPA is eligible for the rate upon entering the University.

Scholar Rate Plus Eligibility

The Scholar Rate Plus is available to out-of-state first-time freshmen only. Students may receive this rate for a maximum of eight (8) semesters if they meet the general eligibility requirements above as well as the following additional requirements:

  • First-time freshmen must have a minimum of 25 ACT (or 1130 SAT verbal and math) and a minimum high school un-weighted cumulative 3.3 GPA.
  • Returning students who received the Scholar Rate Plus in the previous term must have a minimum of 15 credit hours earned for that semester and a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Appeals

An eligibility appeal may be submitted that documents one of the following:

  • No Offer- The student has met all requirements and the rate has not been assessed for reasons of error, grade change, coding change to degree-seeking, etc.
  • Graduation- The student is a senior who will graduate in the current semester and a minimum of 15 hours is not required to do so. Written confirmation from the student’s academic department head and/or advisor is required.
  • Hours Earned- The student received a grade of “F” or a grade type of “W” or “I” in the previous semester in only one course. During the student’s entire matriculation, this Hours Earned Appeal may be granted only once. A Scholar Rate Plus student who successfully appeals will automatically become a Scholar Rate student.

A student must submit and appeal form and appropriate documentation, if applicable, to the Enrollment Services Office within ten (10) calendar days of the first day of classes for an appeal to be considered. The first day of classes is specified on the University Calendar.

No change in fees will be made after the appeal deadlines. For example, if s student drops from 15 credit hours to 3 credit hours during the Fall term, the discounted rate will not be adjusted to the regular out-of-state rate, which would be lower in this instance.

Application and Notification

No application is required to receive these discounted rates. A rate will be automatically assessed to those who qualify. Students will be notified by email if they are eligible for and/or have received a discounted rate for that semester. Students with questions about the rates may contact the Office of Enrollment Services.

Online Education Tuition Rates

eRate Tuition Rates (applicable to out-of-state students only, including TNeCampus out-of-state students)

The TSU Global Online Office determines eligibility for e-Rate billing of both Undergraduate and Graduate registrations. For complete details and to request a review, follow the instructions provided on the eRate webpage

TNeCampus & RODP Tuition Rates

Individuals have access to individual courses and degree completion through multiple Tennessee four-year public universities. In total, there are over 450 online courses!  These courses are equivalent to those offered at the physical campus locations. All participating institutions are regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). For additional information regarding TNeCampus visit the TNeCampus webpage.

No differentiation is made between online and on-ground delivery of courses as they appear on transcripts or in the awarding of diplomas.  However, TN eCampus courses are offered at a different tuition rate than the traditional on-campus courses.  Additionally, TN eCampus courses do not count toward the 15 minimum credit hours for the reduced 250 Mile Radius reduced tuition discount.

TN eCampus Academic Calendar

Book Bundle

The Book Bundle Program is managed outside of the Bursar's Office. For questions related to the Book Bundle email BookBundle@tnstate.edu

Fee Structure

  • Flat rate charge to student per standard course = $80
  • Flat rate charge to student per lab course = $55
  • Flat rate charge to student for one Cengage course = $117
  • Flat rate charge to student for two or more Cengage courses = $177
  • ACCT 2010 and 2020 flat rate charge per course = $57

Courses Not Included in the Book Bundle Fee Structure

  • CHEM 2023
  • MATH 1110
  • POLI 2010 Section 04

Residency Status

In-State Residency Review

Admissions@tnstate.edu or GradSchool@tnstate.edu determines a student's residency classification for fee-paying purposes. Students can request an eligibility review by submitting supporting documentation to their respective Admissions Office:  

Disclaimer

*The University reserves the right to increase the charges listed herein or add new fees whenever such increases are necessary. This listing of fees or incidental charges in no way constitutes a contract between the University and the student.  As a condition of registration, each student must pay the appropriate fee(s) in effect at the time of registration, which are subject to audit and correction at any time.