Cost of Attendance: Estimated Budget

This isn’t what you’ll pay MTSU, but a realistic estimate of all of the costs associated with going to college. Your Cost of Attendance determines in part how much financial aid you’re eligible for.

Fall 2013 & Spring 2014

 in-state tuition room & board books travel misc. total
Dependent with Parent $7,546 $3,300 $1,324 $2,708 $1,420 $16,298
Dependent On & Off Campus $7,546 $7,804 $1,324 $2,708 $1,436 $20,818
Independent On & Off Campus $7,546 $7,804 $1,324 $2,708 $2,560 $21,942
Independent Graduate $7,804 $10,624 $900 $2,708 $2,558 $22,406 

out of state tuition room & board books travel misc. total
Dependent On & Off Campus $23,002 $7,804 $1,324 $2,708 $1,180 $36,018
Independent On & Off Campus $23,002 $7,804 $1,324 $2,708 $2,304 $37,142
Independent Graduate $14,100 $10,624 $900 $2,708 $2,426 $30,758 


Undergraduate tuition/fees are based on actual full-time tuition/fees for 12 hours. Adjust tuition/fees for 3/4 and 1/2 time enrollment. Graduate tuition is based upon 1/2 time status (6 hours) and can be adjusted to actual tuition above 6 hours.

Books/supplies may also be adjusted for hours enrolled above the budgeted amount. ($55 per hour above budgeted amount).

Professional judgments may be approved to increase cost of attendance for child care, medical, and other extenuating circumstances on a case by case basis.

Cost of attendance may be increased for classes with additional fees (ex. Aerospace, Business course fees and lab fees).

Click here for more information about increasing cost of attendance due to flight lab costs. 

Average loan fees are added to the cost of attendance of students receiving a Federal Direct Student Loan. ($33 per semester).