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Tennessee State University Tuition & Cost

Nashville, Tennessee

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Tennessee Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Tennessee State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,900
Other Fees$1,158
Room and Board $7,612
Other Expenses Budget$3,900
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Tennessee State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,900
Other Fees$1,158
Room and Board $7,612
Other Expenses Budget$3,900

Residents of Tennessee pay an annual total price of $23,424 to attend Tennessee State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,854 for tuition, $7,612 room and board, $2,900 for books and supplies and $1,158 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $36,144 which is 54.3% higher than Tennessee residents. The tuition charge is $20,574 while room and board is $7,612, books and supplies are $2,900 and other fees come in at $1,158.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

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

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

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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 $253 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 $26,496
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $252.80
Total Interest Paid $3,840.13
Sum of All Loan Payments $30,336.13

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Tennessee Residents Non Residents
1 $23,424 $36,144
2 $24,799 $38,265
3 $26,254 $40,512
4 $27,795 $42,889

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 $93,696 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.9% 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 $351 $1,053 $1,404
Out of State Residents $881 $2,643 $3,524

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

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