Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, TN, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$13,018
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$10,282
$30k - $48k
$11,728
$48k - $75k
$15,658
$75k - $110k
$16,801
$110k+
$17,201
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,303
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$13,847
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,542
Books and Supplies
$1,550
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
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Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
51%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,212
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
51%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,886
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,951
Students receiving state aid
85%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,410
Students receiving federal aid
57%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,886
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$28,205,700
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$30,838,262

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,699
Students receiving federal loans
58%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,177
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,449
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,500
Loan Default Rate
10%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$232

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
Austin Peay is less expensive than most other 4 year colleges, plus you get to ride any city bus for free, if you live in the dorms, you have access to a free laundry room, the library is HUGE, and there is always something going on. Overall it is deffinantly a great deal.
Emily from Woodlawn, TN
For in-state students, it's the cheapest place in Tennessee to attend. I believe it has the most open and accepting faculty and staff.
Marguerite from Clarksville, TN
The meal plans offered are really nice, and they have an equivalence system set up so that you can eat at other restaurants around campus with your meal plan without using up your “plus dollars” or extra food money. For example, you get a value of 3.50 for breakfast that you can use as a meal at another restaurant if you get tired of the cafeteria; and depending on your plan you can have a different amount of meals a week. I only have ten meals a week, but you can have up to 19! A lot, eh? The cafeteria has an all-you-can-eat buffet styled system, and is open from 7am to 7pm almost every day. It opens late on the weekends; and you’d better remember that or you’re going to be confused and hungry! But do watch what you eat! Because the cafe is all-you-can-eat you can gain a lot of weight quick! So be mindful of what you eat, ok?
And since your tuition pays for it, make a stop by the Foy, or the fitness cener located on campus. Working out keeps your body and mind healthy...and you can avoid that freshman 15!
Christina from Old Hickory, TN
The out of state waiver is huge, or if you are from TN it's a great value. It's the worst value if you pay the out of state, compared to other TN colleges out of state.
Colorado girl
I am most definitely getting a quality education and at a good price. I am in-state, so I'm not really sure how that would be for out-of-state students. But I know for a fact that AP is well priced.
Consuelo from Nashville, TN
This University's tuition is very appropriate.
Sarriah from Milan, TN
You get to go to every home football game for free.They give free t-shirts free.The cool part is they give free tutoring for any students who need help in classes.Tuition is very affordable.
Terralee from Mount Juliet, TN
It is one of the least expensive universities in Tennessee, and offers a myriad of scholarships and work study opportunities. You will receive a quality education without breaking the bank. With over 50 majors to choose from, there is a course of study for almost everyone. Some particularly popular majors are nursing, business, theatre, health and human performance, and education. There are also many preprofessional programs for aspiring doctors, dentists, physical therapists, dental hygienists, lawyers, pharmacists, optometrists, veterinarians, etc. And with a state of the art science complex, you can't go wrong at Austin Peay.
April from Clarksville, TN
APSU is very affordable if you live in state and are just taking regular classes with no extra fees you need about 4000 a semester to get a nice refund check and get everything paid for. Not all the courses require the newest versions of books or they dont require books at all ,so that helps out alot. The school bookstore is expensive but you can rent books from them for a discounted price at the beginning of every semester. Or you can visit the local bookstore Studymasters and get the same books for even cheaper and campus still approves them. APSU has a lot of activities that students can do for free through out the year mainly in the fall but free is free.
Gen from TN