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Tennessee State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$16,876 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,216 tuition
$7,320 on campus room & board
$2,300 books and supplies
$1,040 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$29,596 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,936 tuition
$7,320 on campus room & board
$2,300 books and supplies
$1,040 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,519 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
97% of students receive aid
71% get federal aid ($5,508 avg)
37% get state aid ($3,913 avg)
32% get institn'l aid ($7,519 avg)
77% get loans ($6,852 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.77% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.30% 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 $9,096 85%
Federal Grant Aid $5,508 71%
Pell Grants $4,955 70%
Other Federal Grants $3,254 13%
Institution Grant Aid $7,519 32%
State Grant Aid $3,913 37%
Student Loans $6,852 77%
Federal Loans $6,331 77%
Other Loans $11,682 4%

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 $259
Out of State $789


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Student from St. Louis, MO
  • 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
  • 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
  • Traeiaunna from Nashvillr, TN
  • 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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