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Tennessee State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$14,531 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,496 tuition
$6,120 on campus room & board
$1,985 books
$930 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$27,059 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,024 tuition
$6,120 on campus room & board
$1,985 books
$930 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,486 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
99% of students receive aid
78% get federal aid ($5,069 avg)
38% get state aid ($4,237 avg)
32% get institn'l aid ($6,486 avg)
83% get loans ($6,609 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.88% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.02% 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 $8,360 92%
Federal Grant Aid $5,069 78%
Pell Grants $4,628 78%
Other Federal Grants $1,411 25%
Institution Grant Aid $6,486 32%
State Grant Aid $4,237 38%
Student Loans $6,609 83%
Federal Loans $6,231 83%
Other Loans $12,816 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 $229
Out of State $522


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 4
  • Andre'
  • Jun-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Tennessee State is not a perfect institution. I can say that if you want to go to a college that will push you and make you a better person than TSU is for you. Tennessee State is a great balance of social life mixed with corporate world expierence. Everything will not be perfect, however everything you go through help make you a better person.

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