ETSU Advantage

Discover the tuition advantages that ETSU has to offer

ETSU Advantage

In-State & select bordering counties in North Carolina & Virginia

The ETSU Advantage is outstanding education at an affordable price. You’ll find 160+ top-quality programs and state-of-the-art resources you’d expect at a large university, but at a tuition below the state average. A close-knit campus community and a 16:1 student-faculty ratio mean the personal attention you deserve, but far more affordable than a small private college. Read below to learn more about affordability for freshmen and transfer students.


  • 93% of students feel ETSU provides a supportive environment
  • 90% of current students feel a sense of belonging at ETSU
  • $24+ million in institutional aid awarded
  • 84% of students receive financial assistance

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

  • Ashe Co., NC
  • Avery Co., NC
  • Haywood Co., NC
  • Madison Co., NC
  • Mitchell Co., NC
  • Watauga Co., NC
  • Yancey Co., NC
  • Grayson Co., VA
  • Lee Co., VA
  • Scott Co., VA
  • Washington Co., VA
Learn more about the ETSU Tuition Advantage for these Bordering Counties in NC & VA

ETSU helps first-time freshman students earn a college degree at an affordable rate.

Find out more about our freshman tuition assistance programs that maximize the reach of student aid. Tuition is covered for students who meet the eligibility requirements!

ETSU Promise Plus Free Tuition

ETSU is also offering a new payment plan option to give students the ability to spread out payments and decrease monthly fees. Learn more about your payment options.

Transfer now and experience the ETSU Advantage. Completing your 4-year degree is affordable at ETSU!

Learn more about the ETSU scholarships just for transfer students.

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