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Community College Tuition & Fees

Established at the beginning of the academic year, tuition and fees are effective for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The rates are applicable to all thirteen community colleges in the College System of Tennessee.  

Financial aid and scholarships are awarded through the Financial Aid and Scholarship Offices of the college you plan to attend.  The first step to obtaining financial aid is completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Visit this link(link is external) to learn about scholarships, grants and aid available to students!

2020-21 Community College Tuition & Fees

Degree Type

Online Tuition +  Online Course Fee
(cost per credit hour)

e-Rate for Non-residents
Online Tuition + Online Course Fee*
(cost per credit hour)




To calculate course or program costs, multiply cost per credit hour by total number of hours. For example, the cost for a 3 credit hour course is calculated as follows:

In-state = $705 or ($235 x 3 credit hours)

e-Rate non-resident = $957 or ($319 x 3 credit hours)

*e-Rate Non-resident Terms and Conditions
  1. The e-Rate is available to enrolled students who are classified as non-residents of Tennessee; are enrolled exclusively in online courses; and, meet all institution admission requirements.
  2. Students enrolled in both online courses and courses which utilize other delivery formats (on-ground, tele-course, distance education, etc.) will not be eligible for the e-Rate and will instead incur traditional non-resident fees and charges. Students who subsequently drop the other course delivery formats will not then become eligible for the e-Rate.

Textbooks, ebooks and recommended course materials are additional and are not included in tuition and fees.  Visit the Bookstore, and select Books to find information on textbooks, materials and costs associated with your course.