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Tennessee State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$14,793 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,568 tuition
$6,310 on campus room & board
$1,985 books and supplies
$930 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$27,513 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,288 tuition
$6,310 on campus room & board
$1,985 books and supplies
$930 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,912 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
98% of students receive aid
77% get federal aid ($4,886 avg)
41% get state aid ($4,138 avg)
27% get institn'l aid ($6,912 avg)
81% get loans ($7,407 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.47% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.77% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $8,217 89%
Federal Grant Aid $4,886 77%
Pell Grants $4,552 77%
Other Federal Grants $2,128 13%
Institution Grant Aid $6,912 27%
State Grant Aid $4,138 41%
Student Loans $7,407 81%
Federal Loans $6,976 81%
Other Loans $13,075 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
(615) 963-5111
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $232
Out of State $530


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Student from St. Louis, MO
  • Jan-13-2016 I am a current student here

    Most of my teachers really were invested in me and they all knew my name. Which I appreciated, but paying all that money for online books that rarely worked, unhelpful administrators and unchallenging material i don't think its bang for the buck.

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  • 3
  • anonymous
  • Aug-22-2015 I am a current student here

    It's very expensive for out of state students.Hopefully I can qualify for the scholar rate next semester. I give it a 3 because for the money the staff should be more knowledgeable. They send you to several departments before you find the person/department that's actually going to help you. And for the bathrooms not being well maintained for all the money that we're spending. If not for these things I would give it a 4. Nothing gets a 5 from me because theres always room for improvement.

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  • 5
  • Kanesha from Nashville, TN
  • Oct-22-2014 I am a current student here

    Take advantage of what you are offered on campus! You are definitely getting a great education for college rates.

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  • 5
  • Traeiaunna from Nashvillr, TN
  • Mar-13-2014 I am a current student here

    All in all i love my school, The land of the Golden SunShine! I bleed blue and white! I am a Tennessee State University Tiger! I try to recruit everyone and anyone to my school! My school is really the truth of what my peers always have taught me about college. I would not go to any other school in the world!

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