The University of Tennessee Tuition & Cost Guide

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Cost to Attend

In State


Tennessee Residents

  • Tuition: $10,678
  • Books and Supplies: $1,598
  • Other Fees: $1,758
  • Room and Board: $9,926

Out of State


Non Residents

  • Tuition: $28,868
  • Books and Supplies: $1,598
  • Other Fees: $1,758
  • Room and Board: $9,926

*All tuition data is sourced from the 2015/2016 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Annual Prices

Residents of Tennessee pay an annual total price of $29,626 to attend The University of Tennessee on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $10,678 for tuition, $9,926 room and board, $1,598 for books and supplies and $1,758 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $47,816 which is 61.4% higher than Tennessee residents. The tuition charge is $28,868 while room and board is $9,926, books and supplies are $1,598 and other fees come in at $1,758.

Financial Aid and Student Loans - What does it really cost to attend?

The average reported annual net price for The University of Tennessee for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,863 in 2014/2015.

Aid Amount Percent Receiving Aid
Average Annual Total Grant Aid $9,131 92%
Average Pell Grant $4,285 29%
Average Annual Federal Student Loan $5,264 41%

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to The University of Tennessee, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $55,032. The loan balance of $55,032 is a four year multiple of the $13,758 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $575 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $55,032
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $574.60
Total Interest Paid $13,919.62
Sum of All Loan Payments $68,951.62

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current published cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at The University of Tennessee to be $118,504 - assuming graduation in normal time. Our estimation assumes a 12% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Tennessee Residents $29,626 $33,167 $37,132 $41,570
Non Residents $47,816 $53,532 $59,930 $67,094

Per Credit Hour and Per Class Prices

We estimate the cost for a class at The University of Tennessee as follows based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at The University of Tennessee versus other colleges.

Cost Per Credit Hour Cost Per Class (3 credit hr) Cost Per Class (4 credit hr)
Tennessee Residents $359 $1,077 $1,436
Out of State Residents $1,110 $3,330 $4,440

Historical Tuition Prices

The cost to attend college is continually rising. The table below will provide perspective as to the historical tuition increases reported for The University of Tennessee and what it has cost to attend in past years.

Tennessee Resident Out of State Annual Percent Change
2010 $6,850 $22,248 9.6%
2009 $6,250 $19,208 5.4%
2008 $5,932 $18,174 5.5%
2007 $5,622 $17,188 6.3%
2006 $5,290 $16,360 11.4%
2005 $4,748 $14,528 6.7%
2004 $4,450 $13,532 9.7%
2003 $4,056 $12,408 7.2%
2002 $3,784 $11,570 12.6%
2001 $3,362 $10,166 8.3%
2000 $3,104 $9,172 13.1%
1999 $2,744 $7,800 6.5%
1998 $2,576 $7,258 16%
1997 $2,220 $6,556 2.6%
1996 $2,164 $6,294 5.5%
1995 $2,052 $5,986 3.5%
1994 $1,982 $5,762 4.4%
1993 $1,898 $5,498 6.2%
1992 $1,788 $5,152 8.6%
1991 $1,647 $4,733 3.7%
1990 $1,588 $4,540 8.3%
1989 $1,466 $4,200 4.4%
1988 $1,404 $4,000 6.1%
1987 $1,323 $3,756 0%

Tuition Payments

Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221759 IPEDS survey data for The University of Tennessee.

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