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Fisk University

Nashville, TN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate81%
Acceptance Rate81%

Fisk University Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time Fisk University students was $21,600 a year.

In 2022, tuition increased 3.21%–from $20,928 the prior year. Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students find the actual cost of college is a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.

Fisk University: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Fisk University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Tennessee as it does for residents from other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Don't forget to confirm your state's criteria for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Is Fisk University's Tuition Different for International Students?

Tuition at Fisk University is the same for each student.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Fisk University:

•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideFisk University •Fisk University-specific scholarships •International Students Tuition Waivers

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.


Fisk University Room, Board, Fees, and More


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 Fisk University.

House and Food Costs at Fisk University

Housing and campus dining at Fisk University costs $11,500 a year. This number includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls.

Meal-plan costs may vary depending on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at Fisk University

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books 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 books from students who have already taken the course.

Annual Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools have ways for students with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.

The Cost of Transportation at Fisk University

The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you own 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 Fisk University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

The location of a college or university can impact transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in a city can be costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Fisk University campus is located in a urban setting in Tennessee.

Other Costs

When creating a budget for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Fisk University


Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending Fisk University.

Total Cost of Fisk University

What will the cost of attending Fisk University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $21,600
Room and Board $11,500

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $35,802
Off-Campus $24,302

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.


Financial Aid at Fisk University


The majority of Fisk University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 499 of the 805 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Fisk University meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,181 a year. Around 49% of Fisk University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Fisk University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $6,147 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $5,213
Private Loans $0
Most Common Loans for Fisk University Students
Federal Loans 49%

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 Fisk University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Fisk University

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, Fisk University awarded 499 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $8 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school.

Net Cost of Fisk University

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 Fisk 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 Fisk University was $14,181 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Fisk University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $21,621
Off-Campus $10,121

What will attending Fisk 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 Fisk University's net cost calculator on their website.

Fisk University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Does Fisk University Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Fisk University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - International Students

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


Learn More About Fisk University


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Fisk University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$36,594

In State

$36,594

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$21,600
$21,600
Fees
Unknown
Unknown
Housing
$14,994
$14,994
Books
Unknown
Unknown

Fisk University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

90%

Average Financial Aid Package

$12,920

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

854

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

81%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$21,600

Out-of-State

$21,600

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Aug 1
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