Cost of Attendance: Average Fall/Spring Budget

This isn’t what you’ll pay MTSU, but a realistic estimate of all of the costs associated with going to college. Your Cost of Attendance determines in part how much financial aid you’re eligible to receive.  The following Cost of Attendance may not be applicable to international students.

Academic Year Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 

 In-State Tuition Room & Board Books Travel Misc. Total
Dependent with Parent $9,090 $3,280 $1,260 $2,708 $1,440 $17,778
Dependent On & Off Campus $9,090 $8,698 $1,260 $2,708 $1,440 $23,196
Independent On & Off Campus $9,090 $8,698 $1,260 $2,708 $2,736 $24,492
Independent Graduate $6,576 $11,804 $780 $2,708 $2,770 $24,638 

 

Out Of State Tuition Room & Board Books Travel Misc. Total
Dependent On & Off Campus $27,942 $8,698 $1,260 $2,708 $1,288 $41,896
Independent On & Off Campus $27,942 $8,698 $1,260 $2,708 $2,584 $43,192
Independent Graduate $16,584 $11,804 $780 $2,708 $2,686 $34,562 


Undergraduate tuition/fees are based on actual full-time tuition/fees for 14 hours. Adjust tuition/fees for 3/4, 1/2 time and less than 1/2 time enrollment. Graduate tuition is based upon 1/2 time status (6 hours) and can be adjusted to actual tuition above 6 hours. Tuition/fees may be adjusted to actual tuition/fees, after the census date.

Books/supplies may also be adjusted for hours enrolled above the budgeted amount. (Fall 2018/Spring 2019  Undergraduate -$45 per hour; Graduate - $65 per hours above budgeted amount.)

Professional judgments may be approved to increase cost of attendance for child care, medical, and other extenuating circumstances on a case by case basis.

Cost of attendance may be increased for classes with additional fees (ex. Aerospace, Business course fees and lab fees). Important information about cost of attendance for flight labs 

Average loan fees are added to the cost of attendance of students receiving a Federal Direct Student Loan. (Fall 2018/Spring 2019 $34 per semester Undergraduate; $70 per semester Graduate.)