Tuition & Fees

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Nashville State Cost Breakdown

Our tuition and fees fluctuate each year and depend on how many credits you take. See all of the upfront costs and make a smart decision for your future. Remember: these numbers are before applying for financial aid. Please reach out to us with any questions!

  Who Pays Cost
In-State Tuition Residents of Tennessee, including Dual Enrollment students

$176.00 per credit hour up to 12 hours 

$38.00 per credit hour for additional hours above 12*

Out-of-State Tuition Non-Residents of Tennessee

$726.00 per credit hour up to 12 hours 

$148.00 per credit hour for additional hours above 12*

Technology Access Fee All students $10.00 per credit hour, maximum of $116.00*
Program Service Fee All students, except Dual Enrollment students $15.00 per semester  
Student Government Association (SGA) Fee All students, except Dual Enrollment students $2.00 per semester
Student Activity Fee All students, except Dual Enrollment students $4.00 per semester
QuikPay Payment Plan Students using the QuikPay Payment Plan  $25.00 (one-time payment to Nelnet Business Solutions, nonrefundable)
Late Fee Students who register during the Late Registration period $25.00
Nursing Courses Fee Students enrolled in Nursing courses $25.00 per credit hour

*Summer Fees: Summer Tuition and Technology Access Fees are charged per credit hour and at the full rate. (Fees do not cap at 12 credit hours and are not charged at the discounted rate.)

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hour

Tuition prices are based on the number of credit hours you take. Take a look at the total cost for each credit hour, including the registration fees (technology, program, SGA, student activity).

Semester Costs for In-State Students

Credit Hours In-State Base Tuition Registration Fees* Total
1 $176.00 $31.00 $207.00
2 $352.00 $41.00 $393.00
3 $528.00 $51.00 $579.00
4 $704.00 $61.00 $765.00
5 $880.00 $71.00 $951.00
6 $1,056.00 $81.00 $1,137.00
7 $1,232.00 $91.00 $1,323.00
8 $1,408.00 $101.00 $1,509.00
9 $1,584.00 $111.00 $1,695.00
10 $1,760.00 $121.00 $1,881.00
11 $1,936.00 $131.00 $2,067.00
12 $2,112.00 $137.00 $2,249.00

Credit hours over 12 are charged at $38.00 for each additional credit hour for In-State Tuition.

Semester Costs for Out-of-State Students

Credit Hours Out-of-State Base Tuition Registration Fees* Total
1 $726.00 $31.00 $757.00
2 $1,452.00 $41.00 $1,493.00
3 $2,178.00 $51.00 $2,229.00
4 $2,904.00 $61.00 $2,965.00
5 $3,630.00 $71.00 $3,701.00
6 $4,356.00 $81.00 $4,437.00
7 $5,082.00 $91.00 $5,173.00
8 $5,808.00 $101.00 $5,909.00
9 $6,534.00 $111.00 $6,645.00
10 $7,260.00 $121.00 $7,381.00
11 $7,986.00 $131.00 $8,117.00
12 $8,712.00 $137.00 $8,849.00

Credit hours over 12 are charged at $148.00 for each additional credit hour for Out-of-State Tuition.

Dual Enrollment Students

Dual Enrollment students receiving Dual Enrollment Grant are charged as follows: $176 per credit hour up to 12 credits - $2112; additional $38 per credit hour above 12 and $8.80 access fee per credit hour up to 12 hours and $1.90 per credit hour above 12. Dual Enrollment students not receiving grant will be assessed standard rates. Dual Enrollment students ages 18 and over must prove residency.

It's More Affordable Than You Think

96% of students receive some form of financial aid assistance at Nashville State. Answer a few questions to find out what students like you paid-out-of-pocket.

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TN eCampus Tuition & Fees

For students considering an exclusively online program, you’ll save money on the on-campus fees and time commuting to campus. Check out the online programs available.

Out-of-state students can save more by applying for the eRate of tuition. Complete the form.

  Who Pays Cost
In-State Tuition Residents of TN, enrolled exclusively in online or eCampus courses $176.00 per credit hour, no maximum 
eRate Out-of-State Tuition Non-residents of TN who qualify for eRate tuition $88.00 per credit hour in addition to In-State, no maximum
Out-of-State Tuition Non-residents of TN, enrolled exclusively in online or eCampus courses $726.00 per credit hour, no maximum
Online Access Fee All students enrolled exclusively in online or eCampus courses $70.00 per credit hour, no maximum
QuikPay Payment Plan Students using the QuikPay Payment Plan $25.00 (one-time payment to Nelnet Business Solutions, nonrefundable)
Late Fee Students who registered during the Late Registration period $25.00

Note: TN eCampus courses are all charged at a per-hour rate and billed separately from other NSCC online or on-campus courses. TN eCampus fees are not included in the full-time cap applicable to all other types of courses. For example, if a student signs up for 15 hours, including one 3-hour TN eCampus class, the tuition and fees would be charged at 12 hours for the NSCC courses plus the full rate for 3 hours eCampus. 

 TN Reconnect and TN Promise only pay up to the amount of regular tuition and fees for the hours registered and do not cover TN eCampus classes.

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Tuition and Fees are subject to change at any time by policy of the Tennessee Board of Regents. Fee schedules are published as changes occur. Fee increases are enacted by the governing board and are normally implemented for the Fall Term.

Cost of Attendance

The following Financial Aid Cost of Attendance (COA) reflects an average of direct (billable) and indirect (non-billable) expenses you may incur while attending Nashville State. The total amount is not what you will owe to Nashville State. Typically, the total of your financial aid / educational assistance cannot exceed your COA.

Understanding COA

Nashville State COA Policy

2023-24 Estimated Cost of Attendance

Housing Type Tuition & Fees* Books, course materials, supplies, & Equipment Living Expenses** (Food & Housing) Misc/Personal** Transportation Total (per semester) Total (based on fall and spring)
With Parents $2,249.00 $735.50 $2,393.00 $695.00 $1,298.00 $7,371.00 $14,742.00
Not With Parents $2,249.00 $735.50 $6,256.00 $695.00 $1,298.00 $11,234.00 $22,468.00
Military Living on Base $2,249.00 $735.50 $1,298.50 (only includes food) $695.00 $1,298.00 $6,276.50 $12,553

*based on 12 credit hours
**not included if student is enrolled in less than 6 credit hours

Licensure/Professional Certification

NSCC programs do not require licensure/professional certifications. However, the following programs do have extra fees that may be added upon request (with documentation or if they are listed on the Student Account) or to prevent an overaward, the FA office may add them if they are posted on the Student Account.

Adjustments to Cost of Attendance

The Financial Aid Office may also adjust the COA on a documented case-by-case basis. Contact Financial Aid at Financial.Aid@jctjpw.com to determine if you have additional costs that may be included in your COA. Examples include, but are not limited to: 

Contact the Student Billing Office

Call, email, or stop by the Student Billing office with any tuition-related questions. We're here to help!

Location

S-203
Student Services Building
White Bridge Campus

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:15 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:15 AM – 4 PM

Office closes at Noon on the last business day of the month.

Contact

bursar@jctjpw.com
Phone: 615-353-3310
Fax: 615-353-3204