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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

In State Costs for East Tennessee State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$1,952
Room and Board $9,582
Other Expenses Budget$5,520

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for East Tennessee State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$1,952
Room and Board $9,582
Other Expenses Budget$5,520

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at East Tennessee State University for undergraduate students residing in Tennessee is $7,486. Room and board charges total $9,582 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,350 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,952 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $5,520 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending East Tennessee State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $25,890.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at East Tennessee State University is $10,788 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $9,582 for room and board, $1,350 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,952. Students are advised to budget $5,520 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $29,192. This figure is 12.8% higher than what Tennessee residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The average reported annual net price for East Tennessee State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,661 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending East Tennessee State University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income East Tennessee State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,483
$30,001 to $48,000$10,965
$48,001 to $75,000$15,113
$75,001 to $110,000$17,636

Financial Aid

99% 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 $9,032 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 45% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $6,679 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,628.

Finanical Aid East Tennessee State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,032 99%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,075 56%
Pell Grants $4,821 44%
Other Federal Grants $711 86%
State and Local Grants $4,393 72%
Federal Student Loans $6,679 45%
Other Student Loans $10,628 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 $574 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $54,148
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $574.06
Total Interest Paid $14,739.07
Sum of All Loan Payments $68,887.07

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Tennessee Residents Non Residents
1 $25,890 $29,192
2 $26,522 $29,904
3 $27,169 $30,634
4 $27,832 $31,381

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 $103,560 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.4% 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 $307 $921 $1,228
Out of State Residents $434 $1,302 $1,736

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

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