In 2022, tuition for full-time students at East Tennessee State University was $7,486 a year for in-state students and $13,484 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the displayed price of tuition does not always give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students pay a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
International students can expect to pay 26,056 per year for tuition at East Tennessee State University.
East Tennessee State University is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $7,486 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For students who are not considered Tennessee-residents, out-of-state tuition is $13,484 a year.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as Tennessee residents.
Choosing a college where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan drastically reduce the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Don't forget to check your state's criteria for as an in-state resident. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
Tuition at East Tennessee State University is higher for international students than it is for out-of-state students.
International students at East Tennessee State University can expect to pay around $26,056 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at East Tennessee State University.
Room and board at East Tennessee State University is $9,613 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the East Tennessee State University's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $5,089.
Board costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.
The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. At East Tennessee State University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in a city could be costly, but there may be more trains, busses or affordable flights to actually get to school. The East Tennessee State University campus is in a small town setting in Tennessee.
When you're planning for college, don’t forget to factor in personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending East Tennessee State University.
What will the cost of attending East Tennessee State University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$9,613|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
East Tennessee State University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of East Tennessee State University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 6,948 of the 10,316 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. East Tennessee State University meets 54% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,337 a year. Around 54% of East Tennessee State University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. East Tennessee State University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $27,866 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for East Tennessee State University Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on East Tennessee State University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, East Tennessee State University awarded 4,261 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $33.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $26.44 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for East Tennessee State University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at East Tennessee State University was $11,337 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of East Tennessee State University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$8,025|
What will attending East Tennessee State University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the East Tennessee State University's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
East Tennessee State University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
East Tennessee State University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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