87% of students receive financial assistance
financial aid dollars awarded to students

Scholarships and Aid Available

Your ETSU education is an investment in yourself. Your degree is more affordable than you may think. ETSU has 2 offices to help you access financial assistance.

Undergraduate Student Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance 2019/2020*

 Tuition (Estimate)Housing & Meals
IN-STATE $9,491 $8,228 $17,719
OUT-OF-STATE $28,673 $8,228 $36,901

*Estimated tuition is based on 15 credit hours each semester (the average required to graduate in four years) for the 2019-20 academic year. This does not include course fees or online fees, which vary based on the chosen courses of the individual student.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid helps students pursue their educational goals through federal, state, institutional and private aid opportunities. Types of aid include grants, loans, and student work programs. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1 of your senior year to be considered for financial aid. ETSU’s school code is 003487.

Financial Aid Website

Scholarship Office

The Scholarship Office provides students with information on how and when to apply for the various scholarships available. Visit to learn about available awards and the various application requirements and deadlines. Complete the application for general university scholarships between October and March 1 to apply conveniently for many ETSU scholarships at once. Scholarships are also available through colleges and departments and the Honors College, which have separate applications.

Scholarship Office Website

In-State Scholarships

Presidential 30/1360 3.9 $5,000
Provost 27/1260 3.5 $4,000
Deans 26/1230 3.5 $3,000
Faculty 25/1200 3.5 $2,000
Faculty 22-24/1100-1160 4.0 $2,000

Out-of-State Scholarships

ScholarshipDistance from ETSUGPAAWARD
Carter within 250 mi. 3.0 $15,000
Gilbreath beyond 250 mi. 3.0 $12,000
Carter Plus Buncombe & Henderson Counties, NC 3.0 $18,000
Creative Arts No Distance Requirement Varies $18,000