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Tennessee State University Tuition & Cost

Nashville, Tennessee

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In State Tennessee Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Tennessee State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,208
Room and Board $8,548
Other Expenses Budget$5,448

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Tennessee State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$1,208
Room and Board $8,548
Other Expenses Budget$5,448

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Tennessee State University for undergraduate students residing in Tennessee is $7,128. Room and board charges total $8,548 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,500 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,208 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $5,448 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Tennessee State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $23,832.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Tennessee State University is $20,484 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $8,548 for room and board, $1,500 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,208. Students are advised to budget $5,448 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $37,188. This figure is 56% 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.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Tennessee State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,139 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 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 Tennessee State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,636
$30,001 to $48,000$11,505
$48,001 to $75,000$12,563
$75,001 to $110,000$16,216
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Financial Aid

95% of full-time undergrad 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 $10,620 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 70% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,994 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,852.

Finanical Aid Tennessee State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,620 95%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $7,283 53%
Pell Grants $5,367 69%
Other Federal Grants $2,977 14%
State and Local Grants $4,412 33%
Federal Student Loans $5,994 70%
Other Student Loans $12,852 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Tennessee State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $26,496. The loan balance of $26,496 is a four year multiple of the $6,624 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 $281 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 $26,496
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $280.90
Total Interest Paid $7,212.20
Sum of All Loan Payments $33,708.20

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Tennessee Residents Non Residents
1 $23,832 $37,188
2 $24,531 $38,279
3 $25,251 $39,402
4 $25,992 $40,559

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Tennessee State University to be $95,328 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.9% 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 Tennessee State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Tennessee Residents $283 $849 $1,132
Out of State Residents $813 $2,439 $3,252

Estimated cost for a class at 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 Tennessee State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

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

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221838 IPEDS survey data for Tennessee State University.