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Middle Tennessee State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,238 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,600 tuition
$8,698 on campus room & board
$1,260 books and supplies
$1,680 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$35,374 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$23,736 tuition
$8,698 on campus room & board
$1,260 books and supplies
$1,680 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,469 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
96% of students receive aid
51% get federal aid ($4,872 avg)
80% get state aid ($4,825 avg)
27% get institn'l aid ($5,469 avg)
52% get loans ($5,597 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.15% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.39% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $8,592 91%
Federal Grant Aid $4,872 51%
Pell Grants $4,591 49%
Other Federal Grants $1,681 13%
Institution Grant Aid $5,469 27%
State Grant Aid $4,825 80%
Student Loans $5,597 52%
Federal Loans $5,190 53%
Other Loans $9,955 2%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: December 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Middle Tennessee State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 898-2300
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $275
Out of State $989


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
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  • Denisa from Nashville, TN
  • I am a current student here

    You may assume that all of that has a big price on it. I know that tuition is a big deal when it comes to deciding on a college. We are often made to believe to strive for Ivy Leagues colleges to receive the best education. I personally love this school and the most important is that MTSU is affordable for just about anyone. There are plenty of opportunities for financial aid, scholarships or using FAFSA. I would much rather go to a state college versus a community college. I believe the quality of education is higher here. I opted out of community college because I do believe standards and expectations are higher as well as diversity and acceptance among your peers. It is a very professional environment of all different age groups as well and money is well worth it.

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  • Aman from Murfreesboro, TN
  • I am a current student here

    At MTSU, you get more bang for your buck. The campus is most popular for having cheaper tuition compared to most colleges. This is why a lot of students choose to come here and why the campus has such a large population. The tuition for MTSU for in-state students is around $8,280 and for students that are out-of-state, it is $25,416. The college also gives generous financial aid to its students. Students can also earn scholarships no matter what year of college they are in. MTSU also offers scholarships through its departments. It is impressive to see such a low-priced college offer such great benefits one would expect from private universities such as Belmont or Vanderbilt.

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  • Daniel from Murfreesboro, TN
  • I am a current student here

    When it comes to value, MTSU is the best when talking about an affordable education. The semester average for MTSU ranges anywhere from 6 to 9000, whereas most schools in Tennessee can exceed 10000 if not higher as the more prestigious universities can get. The amount of degrees that we provide also comes into play, having dozens upon dozens of varied and often unique areas of study that you can only find here. It only adds to the fact that a good few of these are considered regionally and nationally excellent, such as music, science, and aerospace. In the end it all depends on what you want to do, and maybe MTSU being such multitalented place might not be as beneficial as a more specified technical college, so it just depends on a person's best interests.

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  • Jonathan from Smyrna, TN
  • I am a current student here

    When it comes to finances and college, people usually think of these two things as opposites. MTSU is unlike most colleges with how it deals with money, because it doesn't mean to overcharge you on anything and is willing to help with finances, but you're more than free to overcharge yourself if your heart desires such. MTSU has a wide array of scholarships which will help someone pay off his or her tuition and still have something left over afterwards. Along with this, MTSU offers a large variety of things for its students such as free printers, sports events, and other sorts of special little events. This university truly isn't out to steal anyone's money from them if it doesn't have to, which makes it a smart place to go if someone cares about their finances and wants something more than the bare minimum.

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  • Joshua from Murfreesboro, TN
  • I am a current student here

    Overall, I would say MTSU is extremely affordable for the quality of education you receive as a student. I was surprised that I am not only working towards my degree, but I have actually learned the material that will be necessary in my career and also in the "real world". I have loved how involved the professors are in student life, I imagine this is not the case at universities of similar size; I feel like I am truly involved in a community of likeminded individuals and a part of the "True Blue" experience.

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