*Estimate only based on Graduate students enrolled in 9 hours a semester.
Paying for school is easier than you might think. Your time at ETSU is an investment in your future! ETSU offers affordable, convenient high quality education. Discover how ETSU can help make your future a reality.
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships administers federal, state, and institutional aid programs to qualified students. Filling out your FAFSA is the first step in qualifying for aid. This application is used by the federal government, state aid agencies, and institutions to determine your eligibility for many types of aid including grants, loans, and even scholarships. You need to file a FAFSA each year you wish to receive aid.
Graduate Assistants (or GAs, as they are often called) can either work in teaching, research, or administrative roles depending upon the position.
Graduate assistants receive tuition assistance and a monthly stipend for 9 months.
Tuition Scholarships are available to newly admitted students in certain programs, and recipients have a service obligation of 120 per semester. You can find more information in the FAQ below or in the Graduate Assistantship/Tuition Scholarship Handbook.
Awards are given per semester
|Scholarship||Distance from ETSU||AWARD Per Semester||AWARD Per Year|
|Carter||within 250 mi.||$7,000||$14,000|
|Carter Plus||Buncombe & Henderson Counties, NC||$8,500||$17,000|
|Gilbreath||beyond 250 mi.||$5,500||$11,000|
|International Merit Scholarship||New International Students||$5,750||$11,500|
|Creative Arts||No Distance Requirement||$9,000||$18,000|
|International Merit Scholarship||No Distance Requirement||$9,000||$11,500|
For more information regarding Payment options for ETSU, please visit the Bursar's office using the following links:
Your rate of tuition will depend on your residency. Residents of Tennessee and select border counties will pay the in-state tuition rate. Residents of other states will pay the out-of-state rate Border Counties that qualify for in-state tuition.
All students must submit proof of their residency to comply with Tennessee’s Eligibility Verification for Entitlements Act (EVEA).
Have a question about whether you qualify for in-state or out-of-state tuition? Review our residency requirements page for the full policy. You may need to complete the Residency Inquiry Form. (Long Residency Form) Contact The School of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance.
Out-of-State Tuition Assistance
Out-of-state students majoring in programs not available in their home state may be eligible to participate in the Academic Common Market.
Visit the Out-of-State Scholarships page to review the many excellent scholarships specifically for out-of-state students, including the George L. Carter and Sidney G. Gilbreath scholarships of $14,000 and $11,000 annually.
Educational expenses will depend on your tuition rate, the number of credit hours you take, whether your courses have special fees, and whether you take your classes on campus or online. The Bursar’s Office will help answer your questions on costs and the process of paying your tuition & fees.
Tuition rate: The amount of tuition at public institutions depends on a student’s residency. Residents of Tennessee and qualifying border counties will pay the in-state rate and non-residents will pay the out-of-state rate.
Living expenses will depend on whether you live on campus and participate in a meal plan, or live off campus. It is strongly encouraged (but not required) that students live on campus because of the academic and personal support it provides to students transitioning into independent living. The Department of Housing and Residence Life will help answer your questions on the costs of rent in a residence hall and the cost of a meal plan.