Regional Scholars Program

The MTSU Regional Scholars Program allows select non-Tennessee resident students who live within approximately 250 miles to attend MTSU at a reduced rate. 

In order to qualify the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a documented permanent residence located in a county within a 250 mile radius of MTSU.

Students who qualify will receive:

  • A reduced tuition rate equal to approximately 44% off the standard out of state rate (instate tuition + roughly $235 per credit hour).
  • Certain students may be eligible for the Academic Common Market Program which offers instate rates. Follow the link for details.

Eligible Counties


Who do I contact for more information?

College of Graduate Studies
(for students seeking doctoral, specialists, or master degrees)

Lyndsey Bennett
(615) 898-5494
Graduate student last names A-C
Elora Davis, M.A., CAP
(615) 898-2218
Graduate student last names D-K
Eileen Chalmers, M.Ed., CAP
(615) 898-5352
Graduate student last names L-R
Grace James
(615) 898-5589
Graduate student last names S-Z
Mandy (Burns) Pinkston, CPS
(615) 898-2843

Undergraduate Regional Scholars Program
(for students seeking a bachelor degree)
Undergraduate Admission