Cost of college went up for all students at Tennessee State University


In-state tuition and fees rose 13.1 percent for 2018-19 at Tennessee State University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Tennessee residents paid $8,792 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $1,016 more than the $7,776 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 144.7 percent more than residents this year, or $21,512. Their price tag grew 1.8 percent from $21,132 in 2017-18.

About 37 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Tennessee residents. About 62 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 97 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,233 students received grants or scholarships totaling $11.6 million and 1,141 students took out student loans totaling more than $7.6 million.

Including all undergraduates (7,774), 4,951 students used grants or scholarships totaling $45.6 million, and 4,224 students took out $30.8 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~2,876
$7,112
$7,256
$7,776
$8,792
23.6%
Out-of-state
~4,820
$19,832
$19,976
$21,132
$21,512
8.5%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Tennessee State University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
1,038
73%
$5,609,582
$5,404
State / local grant or scholarship
436
31%
$1,900,266
$4,358
Institutional grants or scholarships
488
34%
$4,073,533
$8,347
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,233
87%
$11,583,381
$9,394
Federal student loans
1,139
80%
$7,017,230
$6,161
Other student loans
46
3%
$598,978
$13,021
Student loan aid
1,141
80%
$7,616,208
$6,675
Total student aid
1,382
97%
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