Tuition and Fees


Tuition and Fees are updated each academic schoolyear

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 4-6% for the upcoming Fall/Spring Terms.

Costs & Tuition Payments*

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.

2021-2022 Tuition & Fees:   Fee Schedules are available beginning 07-07-2021.


2020-2021 Tuition & Fees :


UPDATED: Estimate Your Costs!    The individual Fee Schedules do not give a complete picture of the overall costs of tuition and fees.  The First-Year Worksheet is designed to focus your attention on how the University constructs a single term balance using the  components of your tuition, fees, housing and meal charges. 

The same constructs are used throughout your Undergraduate and Graduate studies at the University. Given the timing of the release of each year’s charges, future year projections can be made by adding an additional 5% to each total. 


Scholar Rate & 250 Mile Radius Review    The Office of Enrollment Management is responsible for determining application of the Scholar Rate, Scholar Rate Plus and the 250 Mile Radius reduced Out-of-State tuition rates.  Under certain circumstances, students can request a modified application of the rules by contacting the Office directly:

In-State Residency Review    The respective or  determines a student's residency classification for fee-paying purposes.  Students can request an eligibility review by submitting supporting documentation to your respective Admissions Office:  


Online Education Options -- Tuition and Fees

TSU E-Rate Determinations    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, please follow the instructions provided on the  eRate webpage .

TN eCampus Initiative    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).

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 rate.


*  The University reserves the right to increase the charges listed here-in or to add new fees whenever such increases become 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).