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Tennessee Tech Tuition & Cost

Cookeville, Tennessee

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Tennessee Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Tennessee Technological University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,280
Other Fees$1,282
Room and Board $8,850
Other Expenses Budget$5,400
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Tennessee Technological University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,280
Other Fees$1,282
Room and Board $8,850
Other Expenses Budget$5,400

Residents of Tennessee pay an annual total price of $25,332 to attend Tennessee Technological University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $8,520 for tuition, $8,850 room and board, $1,280 for books and supplies and $1,282 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $35,364 which is 39.6% higher than Tennessee residents. The tuition charge is $18,552 while room and board is $8,850, books and supplies are $1,280 and other fees come in at $1,282.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 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 Technological 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 Technological University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,561
$30,001 to $48,000$13,474
$48,001 to $75,000$17,588
$75,001 to $110,000$19,446

The average reported annual net price for Tennessee Technological University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,618 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

98% of full-time undergrad Tennessee Technological 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 $8,481 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 47% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,639 and 7% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,742.

Finanical Aid Tennessee Technological University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,481 98%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,640 47%
Pell Grants $4,704 38%
Other Federal Grants $614 87%
State and Local Grants $4,263 88%
Federal Student Loans $4,639 47%
Other Student Loans $10,742 7%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Tennessee Technological University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $45,232. The loan balance of $45,232 is a four year multiple of the $11,308 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 $432 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 $45,232
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $431.56
Total Interest Paid $6,555.58
Sum of All Loan Payments $51,787.58

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Tennessee Residents Non Residents
1 $25,332 $35,364
2 $26,404 $36,861
3 $27,522 $38,421
4 $28,686 $40,047

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Tennessee Technological University to be $101,328 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.2% 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 Technological University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Tennessee Residents $325 $975 $1,300
Out of State Residents $773 $2,319 $3,092

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Tennessee Technological University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
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=221847 IPEDS survey data for Tennessee Technological University.