College of Graduate Studies
Tuition, Financial Aid and Assistantships
ESTIMATED TUITION PER TERM: $5,355 for instate $11,907 for out-of-state Full time
is considered 9 hours
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FINISH? 24 months
For more information on current tuition and fees for the graduate program visit the Bursar's website: Tuition
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.
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.
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.
Find Out More About Other Sources of Funding
TTU provides funding to students through the graduate assistantship program, fellowship program, and military science. Click on each below to read more about each program.
TNTech 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 www.tntech.edu/armyrotc.
Funding Sources Outside of TTU
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)
NSF Graduate Student Research Fellowship (External site)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Applicant information (External site)
NSF Special Programs for Graduate Students (External Site)