Affordable Online Programs
Helping you Fund Your Success!
East Tennessee State University offers accredited, affordable online programs with competitive tuition and fees. On this page you can find out more about our financial aid options, scholarships and other tuition discounts.
- Tuition: Fees and Discounts
You will automatically receive the eRate if you are not a TN resident, and are enrolled exclusively in online courses and/or programs. To qualify for the eRate, you must
- meet all ETSU admission requirements
- be verified as an online out-of-state student
You will not be eligible for any other scholarships or financial support directly from ETSU during any term where you receive the eRate. However, you may be eligible for federal financial aid.
Border County In-State Rate
If you live in select bordering counties in North Carolina and Virginia, you may attend ETSU at the in-state tuition rate.
Please contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-439-4213 with questions.
Tuition and Fee Tables
See the current
to find out total cost based on the number of credit hours you are taking. You can also view other information on fees and refund dates.
Available Payment Options
A scholarship is a financial award given to a student based on factors such as academic achievement, selected major, hometown or financial need.
Financial need = Cost to Attend (budget) - Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
*EFC is calculated automatically when you fill out the (FAFSA)
- Scholarships do not have to be repaid.
You may contact the scholarship office by email or phone:
- Financial Aid
Financial aid can help you pay for classes. The first step to getting financial aid is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This information is used to determine whether you are eligible for federal grants, certain scholarships, and work-study programs.
Types of Financial Aid
Must be repaid Based on financial need Based on GPA Federal Financial Aid (Pell grant) no yes yes Work-study no yes yes Scholarships no sometimes some have minimum GPAs Loans yes Subsidized loans are based on need.
Unsubsidized loans are not based on need.
Visit the financial aid website for more information on types of aid and how to get started.
You may contact the financial aid office by email or phone: