Out-of-State E-rate

Making Education Affordable for Non-Tennessee Residents

e-rateEffective Fall 2010, Tennessee State University (TSU) will implement an e-Rate for out-of-state students enrolled exclusively in online courses and programs. This rate is much lower than the normal out-of-state tuition (see rate table below). However, in order to qualify for the e-Rate, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Fully admitted and enrolled in courses at Tennessee State University;
  • Classified as a non-resident of Tennessee;
  • Enrolled exclusively in online courses and/or programs (if you are enrolled in any course that is not classified as online, then you are not eligible for the e-Rate); and
  • Verified as an online out-state-student by the TSU Office of Distance Education
    (click here to complete and submit the TSU e-Rate Verification Form).

Summer 2022 - The deadline for the submission of the verification form is 06/17/2022.

Fall 2022 - The deadline for the submission of the verification form is 09/09/2022.

The eRate will be reflected on your account once the verification process is complete.

Eligible Online Courses - Courses designated as Section 98 or R50, R01, R25, R35, R80

Students enrolled in any type of courses other than online (on-ground, hybrid, telecourse, etc.) will not be eligible for the eRate specified in this guideline and will instead incur traditional non-resident fees and charges. Students who enroll in both online and other type of courses and subsequently drop the other type courses will not then become eligible for the eRate.

For more information or if you have any questions, contact Mr. Bryan Thorpe, Student Support Services Counselor - Office of Distance Education at 615-963-7214 or bthorpe@tnstate.edu.

The 2022 - 20232 e-Rate Tuition / Fee Sheet

 The comparison chart shown below is just one example of e-Rate Tuition differences.

Tuition Comparison 2022