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ETSU Tuition & Cost

Johnson City, Tennessee

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Tennessee Resident Sticker Price
$24,162
In State Costs for East Tennessee State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$7,340
Books and Supplies$1,276
Other Fees$1,919
Room and Board $8,242
Other Expenses Budget$5,385
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$42,309
Out of State Costs for East Tennessee State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$25,487
Books and Supplies$1,276
Other Fees$1,919
Room and Board $8,242
Other Expenses Budget$5,385

Residents of Tennessee pay an annual total price of $24,162 to attend East Tennessee State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,340 for tuition, $8,242 room and board, $1,276 for books and supplies and $1,919 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $42,309 which is 75.1% higher than Tennessee residents. The tuition charge is $25,487 while room and board is $8,242, books and supplies are $1,276 and other fees come in at $1,919.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend East Tennessee State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$14,696
Net Price by Income East Tennessee State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,632
$30,001 to $48,000$12,703
$48,001 to $75,000$16,359
$75,001 to $110,000$18,692
$110,000+$18,859

The average reported annual net price for East Tennessee State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,696 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

90% of full-time undergrad East Tennessee State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,711 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 44% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,956 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $9,169.

Finanical Aid East Tennessee State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,711 90%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,926 38%
Pell Grants $4,807 44%
Other Federal Grants $957 5%
State and Local Grants $4,793 71%
Federal Student Loans $4,956 44%
Other Student Loans $9,169 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to East Tennessee State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $54,148. The loan balance of $54,148 is a four year multiple of the $13,537 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $517 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $54,148
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $516.63
Total Interest Paid $7,847.80
Sum of All Loan Payments $61,995.80

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$96,648
Year Tennessee Residents Non Residents
1 $24,162 $42,309
2 $24,949 $43,687
3 $25,762 $45,110
4 $26,601 $46,580

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at East Tennessee State University to be $96,648 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.3% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at East Tennessee State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Tennessee Residents $301 $903 $1,204
Out of State Residents $1,183 $3,549 $4,732

Estimated cost for a class at East Tennessee State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at East Tennessee State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

East Tennessee State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220075 IPEDS survey data for East Tennessee State University.