ETSU Advantage

ETSU Advantage: select NC & VA counties

Select counties in North Carolina & Virginia that border northeast Tennessee

East Tennessee State University offers border county residents excellent programs at an affordable cost. Based on your county of residence, you may be eligible for in-state tuition in Tennessee, saving you thousands on the total cost of your education. Request more info…

Map of select counties in North Carolina (NC) and Virginia (VA) that qualify for the ETSU Advantage tuition program

Bordering VA & NC Counties

Students who reside at an address located within the following North Carolina & Virginia counties qualify:

Virginia counties:

  • Grayson Co., VA
  • Lee Co., VA
  • Scott Co., VA
  • Washington Co., VA

North Carolina counties:

  • Ashe Co., NC
  • Avery Co., NC
  • Haywood Co., NC
  • Madison Co., NC
  • Mitchell Co., NC
  • Watauga Co., NC
  • Yancey Co., NC

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In-State Tuition

With verified residency in an approved border county, you’ll qualify for the in-state tuition rate. Plus, you’ll be eligible for consideration for certain in-state scholarships.

Automatic Scholarship Consideration

When you apply to ETSU, you’ll automatically be considered for a guaranteed Academic Performance Scholarship based on your GPA and ACT/SAT score. Academic Performance Scholarships provide up to $5,000 in assistance and are renewable up to four years.

Generous Aid

84% of students receive financial assistance, including grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study. You may also be eligible for Honors, Visual Performing Arts, and other department-specific scholarships.

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