Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, 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.
$18,003
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$14,317
$30k - $48k
$15,928
$48k - $75k
$18,343
$75k - $110k
$22,266
$110k+
$23,406
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.
$27,900
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.
$27,900
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.
$8,810
Books and Supplies
$1,600
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

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100
80%
Need Met
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.
41%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,126
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.
41%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,483
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$14,162
Students receiving state aid
72%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,095
Students receiving federal aid
51%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,483
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$24,347
$30k - $48k
$22,736
$48k - $75k
$20,321
$75k - $110k
$16,398
$110k+
$15,258
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.
$2,728,265
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$2,658,185

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.
75%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,148
Students receiving federal loans
75%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,486
Average Other Loans Per Year
$9,274
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.
$14,670
Loan Default Rate
6%
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.
$258

What Students Are Saying

3.64 Average Rating
Yes, the school is kind of pricey... however there is no other school that cares and educates their students as well as Carson-Newman
Joseph from Knoxville, TN
Though expensive on its original price tag, most if not all students receive some type of financial aid. Carson Newman gives out a decent amount itself.
Joseph from Morristown, TN
I does cost a lot to attend Carson-Newman College, but for the most part you get out of it what you put in. Education is at the top of the list and our faulty is awesome and we get a great education out of it! The buildings on campus all have historical meaning behind them, and the school is trying to preserve those values, but it's time to do some fixing up and renovating. Some of the building could just really use some work and maybe upgrading to more current standards would help. We all want to see the antique and history attributes stay on campus, but I think some of the money we spend should go towards fixing that up. Also, the food in our cafeteria is not the best in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm paying so much per meal to walk out still hungry. They do try to offer many options, but they cook things with weird combinations. It's not awful, but I wish it would improve some. Overall, I think that we do get what we pay for.
Margaret from Dahlonega, GA
Though the school is more expensive than public schools, it is far worth it. The adjective private on the affiliation of the school allows the teachers to teach everything they know and all of the possible answers to what is happening in life, not just a curriculum decided by a governmental council. I have never thought about regretting my decision to come here and I hope you make the same.
Alex from Oak Ridge, TN
Yes, it is a little more expensive as a private college but you are paying for the small class size. The biggest undergraduate class that I know of has only about 50 people, maybe less. You begin to make friends from the very start.
Kathryn from Kodak, TN
It is definitely a lot of buck, but it is a lot more bang. The buildings are pretty old (but beautiful) and it doesn't always feel luxurious to walk into the dining hall instead of getting home cooked food, but the people here make up for it, and the programs to get involved are so extensive and so fit for many different types of people that it makes up for it. You can truly get a good college experience here, and remember every bit of it.
Anna from Abingdon, VA
I'm not sure. It's expensive, but I'm working hard to figure out a way to pay for it.
Abigail from Greenville, SC

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