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Middle Tennessee State University Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Middle Tennessee State University was $9,426 a year for in-state students and $29,006 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.

If these numbers seem daunting, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.

Tuition for international students at Middle Tennessee State University is $29,006 per year.

Middle Tennessee State University: In-state vs. Out-of-State Tuition

Middle Tennessee State University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $9,426 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For students who are not considered Tennessee-residents, out-of-state tuition is $29,006 a year.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's eligibility criteria for as an in-state resident. 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 additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.

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Middle Tennessee State University International Student Tuition

Middle Tennessee State University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students at Middle Tennessee State University can expect to pay around $29,006 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other 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 Middle Tennessee State University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Middle Tennessee State University:

  • Athletic Awards
  • Middle Tennessee State University-specific scholarships

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

Middle Tennessee State University Room, Board and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, 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 Middle Tennessee State University.

House and Food Costs at Middle Tennessee State University

Housing and campus dining at Middle Tennessee State University costs $9,426 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the Middle Tennessee State University's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $5,772.

Meal-plan costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at Middle Tennessee State University

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.

Annual Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at Middle Tennessee State University can expect to pay around $1,980 in fees every year they are enrolled.

There may be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer resources so that those with demonstrated need to get help covering these costs.

The Cost of Transportation at Middle Tennessee State University

The cost of transportation 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 walkable? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Middle Tennessee State University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.

A school's location can impact the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. 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 an urban area is usually pricey, but there may be more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Middle Tennessee State University campus is in a urban setting in Tennessee, near Nashville.

Are There Any Other Costs Associated With College?

When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.

Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Middle Tennessee State University.

How Much Does Middle Tennessee State University Cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $9,426
Out-of-State Tuition $29,006
Room and Board $9,426
Board Only $4,200
Yearly Fees $1,980
Other expenses $1,980
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Middle Tennessee State University’s tuition and fees change based on: Academic program for both full and part-time students Course load for both full and part-time students

Financial Aid at Middle Tennessee State University

The majority of Middle Tennessee State University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2021, 9,684 of the 19,188 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Middle Tennessee State University meets 63% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $10,863 a year. Around 58% of Middle Tennessee State University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Middle Tennessee State University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $25,145 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $23,099
State Loans $0
Middle Tennessee State University-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $18,764
Most Common Loans for Middle Tennessee State University Students
Federal Loans 57%
Private loans 8%

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 Middle Tennessee State University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Middle Tennessee State 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 2021, Middle Tennessee State University awarded 5,962 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $40.8 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $60.59 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Middle Tennessee State University Net Cost

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 Middle 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 Middle Tennessee State University was $10,863 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Middle Tennessee State University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $2,346
Net In-state, Off-campus $8,703
Out-of-State, On-Campus $32,789

What will attending Middle 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Middle Tennessee State University's net cost calculator on their website.

Middle Tennessee State University Tuition Payment Plans

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

A Prepaid Tuition Plan is not available for Middle Tennessee State University students.

Middle 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.

Middle Tennessee State University Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Middle 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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Middle Tennessee State University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$22,092

In State

$41,672

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$9,426
$29,006
Fees
$1,980
$1,980
Housing
$9,426
$9,426
Books
$1,260
$1,260

Middle Tennessee State University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

38%

Average Financial Aid Package

$10,070

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

22,080

Campus Setting

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Acceptance Rate

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Tuition and Fees

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Out-of-State

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