Tuition, Graduate Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Assistantships

Yes, you can afford to attend Tennessee Tech.  Affordable tuition and full tuition-paid assistantships are available.  Inexpensive cost of living. Online programs.


Yes we are affordable!

Current tuition rate:  $632 per credit hour (TN residents)/ $1,358 (out of state)
MBA per credit hour $777 (TN residents) / $1,503 (out of state)

Master's degree 30 hours: $18,960 (TN residents) / $40,740 (out of state) 

For more information on current tuition and fees for the graduate program visit the Bursar's website: Tuition

How long does it take to finish?

A typical student will take 1.5 years to complete the MBA or MAcc program and about 2.5 years to complete a Master's program.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available through departments and centers in the form of teaching or research assistantships. University wide, about one out of three graduate students receive paid assistantships.

Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program (TELS) - You May Be Eligible-

The Tennessee HOPE Scholarship Program provides scholarship and grant assistance to Tennesseans attending eligible Tennessee colleges. 

Effective Fall 2023, any TELS eligible student who graduates with their baccalaureate degree from an eligible Tennessee college/university on-or-after July 1, 2023 AND has not reached the maximum 5 year TELS program completion limit AND immediately enrolls in an eligible advanced degree program (i.e. Masters or Doctoral) the semester after receiving baccalaureate degree MAY be eligible to receive TELS funds while working on an advanced degree program (i.e. Masters or Doctoral). Contact Financial Aid immediately to find out if you are eligible for this exciting opportunity to receive the HOPE scholarship for your graduate degree.

Need a Loan?  

The Federal Government has income-based repayment plans that make your graduate education affordable. Talk to our staff in Financial Aid to find out more about these repayment programs.

Loans for International Students?

Yes, there are many loans available for our international applicants.  Contact Prodigy Finance.

Find out now about Federal Aid Enrollment Requirements

There are recent changes to the federal regulations on financial aid. Find out more by clicking to our Federal Aid page.

Start the financial aid process with the office of Financial Aid. Their website will highlight what is available in the way of aid including graduate student loans.

Off Campus Housing

TN Tech provides assistance with finding off-campus housing.  

Find Out More About Other Sources of Funding

Tennessee Tech provides funding to students through the graduate assistantship program, fellowship program, and military science.  Click on each below to read more about each program.

Graduate Assistantship
Diversity Fellowship
TN Tech Army ROTC

There are scholarships available for Master's students who are interested in participating in the Tennessee Tech ROTC program.  Program requirements include being a US citizen and a projected degree completion date by age 29.  As an ROTC participant you will agree to an 8 year commitment (either active or inactive) and with completion of your degree you will be a commissioned 2nd lieutenant in the US Army.  By participating in the ROTC program you may receive a tuition and fees paid scholarship or a lump sum amount each semester ($5,000).  To find out more about the Tennessee Tech Army ROTC scholarship program, contact 931-372-3574, or visit the website at

Funding Sources Outside of TN Tech

Federal Student Aid Funding Resources - Provides Publications, fact sheets, Online Tools, Free FAFSA application/information, Federal Student Aid programs, Graduate School preparation, Loan Information, and other recourses to help you prepare and pay for your Graduate program.

Academic Common Market Program - The Academic Common Market (ACM) is a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) program that offers students the opportunity to study outside their home state and pay in-state tuition rates. Residents of SREB states can pursue studies in selected programs not available in their home states. Programs are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Some states limit participation to certain levels, but all SREB states participate. You must be a resident of an SREB state and study at public college or university in another SREB state to qualify.

Additional Questions about the Academic Common Market (ACM) visit the ACM FAQ’s.

Academic Common Market Program/Electronic Campus
If you are interested in online programs that qualify for the in-state tuition benefit, visit the ACM website. A complete listing of participating states, colleges and universities, and eligible programs is available.

Additional Questions about the Academic Common Market/EC (ACM) electronic campus may be found at ACM FAQ’s.

Graduate Student Fellowships | Multidisciplinary | PDF (Large file)

Fellowships in support of STEM disciplines

Fellowships from Federal Agencies

NSF Graduate Student Research Fellowship (External site)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Applicant information (External site)

NSF Special Programs for Graduate Students (External site)

IELTS Andrea Scott International Graduate Scholarship (External site)

Frequently Asked Questions - Graduate Financial Aid

Effective fall 2019, Tennessee Tech University must comply with Federal Regulation 34 CFR 690.8 that requires schools to only pay for the cost of courses in the students declared program of study.  Federal Aid that is affected by this regulation includes: Pell, SEOG and Teach grants, and Federal Direct Stafford and Plus loans.  This regulation does not apply to students receiving state funding including graduate assistantships, privately funded scholarships, diversity fellowships, international awards, NSF grants, or employer tuition reimbursement programs.

How Does This Affect a TN Tech Graduate Student?

There are several things that our students must be aware of:

  1. To qualify for federal aid, you must be enrolled in 6 hours to receive the full aid award.  If you fall below 6 hours, you will need to notify Financial Aid.
  2. Students should enroll in 6 hours of courses that are listed on their program of study.  The student's advisor will provide direction on which courses will be on the program of study.  Students may be on an "interim" program of study until the advisor assigns a committee chair and committee members. 
  3. A final program of study must be submitted to the Graduate College by the time the student has taken 15 hours of credit.  If the student does not have a program of study by that time, the Graduate College will place a hold on the student registration.
  4. Departments will be responsible for monitoring student enrollment to ensure student compliance throughout the student's program of study.
  5. With advisor approval, students may take courses outside of the program of study as long as they take a minimum of 6 courses on the program of study.
  6. Students who do not receive federal aid do not have to abide by the above directives.

Visit the Financial Aid website to find out more about this process. Keep in mind that Graduate programs of study are very different than the undergraduate programs described on the website.

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