Tuition and Fees

2015 - 2016 Academic Year Tuition & Fees

Note: Fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Full-Time Students

(12 hours or more per semester for undergraduate students, 9 hours or more for graduate students)

For full-time undergraduate students taking 12 to 18 hours, there is no charge for auditing, laboratories and student teaching. Hours over 18 will be charged at the undergraduate student part-time rate per semester hour.


  • Full-Time Undergraduate & Nursing Tuition: $22,000/per year

  • Full-Time Undergraduate Fees: $900/per year



  • Master of Science in Curriculum Leadership: $500/credit hour

  • Master of Business Administration: $500/credit hour


Evening Program

  • Management Excellence Core Classes: $4,000/per term

  • Management Excellence Emphasis Classes: $1,000/each


Nursing Program

  • Full-Time Nursing Tuition: $22,000/per year

  • Full-Time Nursing Fees: $2,000/per year

Part-Time Students

Students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours per semester are considered part-time.


  • Part-Time Undergraduate Tuition: $570/credit hour

  • Part-Time Fees: $10/credit hour (maximum $90)


Nursing Program (Online RN to BSN or Part-Time)

Students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours per semester are considered part-time.

  • Online RN to BSN: $325/credit hour

  • Part-Time Nursing Tuition: $570/credit hour plus fee of $10/credit hour (maximum $90)

  • Challenge Exams: $175/credit hour


Summer 2015 Students

Students who take 9 hours during the summer will be credited free housing.

  • Athens Undergraduate Tuition: $210/credit hour

  • Room only (Athens campus): $300 per session, $900 per summer

2015 - 2016 Room & Board

Full-time and Part-time Students

Fowler Hall and Keith Hall residents are required to be on the unlimited meal plan which is included in the given room and board price. Prices given for Fowler/Keith are for two person rooms. Private rooms, if available, are an additional $900 per year.

  • Fowler/Keith Hall Room & Board: $7,310 (unlimited meal plan)

  • Nocatula Apartments (by application only): $8,460 (10-meal plan)

  • Nocatula Apartments (by application only): $8,970 (unlimited meal plan)

  • Wesley Commons (by application only): $8,970 (unlimited meal plan)


Each new, full-time student accepted must pay a $200 Advance Payment ($300 for resident students which includes a $100 room deposit) immediately upon acceptance to the college. The Advance Payment covers a non-refundable $50 Registration/Orientation fee with $150 applied toward first semester tuition and fees. Excluding the $50 Registration/Orientation fee, the Advance Payment is fully refundable through May 1 for the summer and fall terms and October 31 for the spring term. Students who decide to enter the college a term other than the one for which they were originally accepted will have their Advance Payment moved to the new term but the original refund date will apply.  Requests for refunds must be made in writing to the Director of Enrollment Services.

International Students

International students are required to pay the balance for tuition, room, board, and fees (less institutional aid) for the fall semester charges by July 1 and by December 1 for the spring semester charges. An I-20 will be issued and signed by the Designated School Official (DSO) after the advance payment is received. International students are encouraged to make application early to avoid delays. Routing instructions for Electronic Fund Transfers from international banks are available in the College Business Office (423) 746-5262. Payments must be made in U.S. dollars. VISA and MasterCard are accepted.

Special Charges and Deposits

Damage Deposit (Room): $100
Add/Drop Fee (after registration): $5
Late Registration Fee: $50
Auditing (non credit), per semester hour: $150
Graduation Fee: $100
Transcript Fee: $5 
Student ID Replacement: $10
Employer Deferred Payment Fee: $30
Special Arrangement (per credit hour): $570
Returned Check Fee: $25
Credit by Examination (per credit hour) billed at part-time tuition rate: $570

Books and Supplies

The cost of books and supplies ranges from $600 to $1200 per year.

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