New Students


Do you need to be picked up at the Nashville International Airport (BNA)  Please send your entire plane ticket reservation to Brenda Gentry, International Education office secretary at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  Nashville International Airport.  The cost is $80.00 for each student and will be added to your student account.  

Any future changes in the given rate will subsequently be calculated and those cost will be carried forward to the student.

After picking up luggage on Baggage claim level proceed to the baggage claim area information desk to check in with staff to let them know you have arrived.

If for any reason you should miss one of your flights or your flight is delayed for any reason you may reach one of the staff members with the Office of International Education at  931-265-5091.

There will be a $80.00 charge put on your student account by the university for your pickup.  This charge will need to be paid before your enrollment can be confirmed for the semester.  (DO NOT PAY THE DRIVER)

As the Shuttle service is owned by Key Transportation, TTU cannot be held liable if they miss the pickup.

There are times delays occur.

Once you schedule the pickup, Mrs Gentry will provide directions on delays and where to meet the shuttle service.


The Official arrival date is January 12, 2014. Orientation begins on January 13 for all students. Classes begin on January 16, 2014.





If you intend on sending money to TTU through wire transfer you must send it at least 2 weeks before you arrive due to processing time. The following information must be used in order to send it properly:

Wire Transfer Information

First Tennessee Bank National Association

Phone Number: (901) 523-4040


ABA # if required:  084000026

TTU Account 8400067

First TN Bank, 345 South Jefferson Ave., Cookeville TN 38501

Please give this form to your bank in order to send the money:  INTERNATIONAL WIRE TRANSFER INSTRUCTIONS

    We also take Master Card, Visa, and Discover Credit Cards

    Meals Plans at TTU

    2013-14 Rates

    Per semester

    19 Meals per Week + $250 Dining Dollars ….


    The Mighty 15

    15 Meals per Week +$ 225 Dining Dollars…


    The Totally Ten

    10 Meals per Week + $300 Dining Dollars…


    The Flexible Five

    5 Meals per Week …


    Block Dining Plans:

    The Block Party 95

    95 Meals per semester +$300.00 Dining Dollars…


    The Block Party 80

    80 Meals per semester + $200.00 Dining Dollars


    The Block Party 65


    65 Meals per semester + $100.00 Dining Dollars


    The Block Party 40


    40 Meals per semester + $90.00 Dining Dollars


    The Block Party 25


    25 Meals per semester + $55.00 Dining Dollars


    Meals Per Week:

    For students living in our residence halls there is no better value than the meals per week option.  This option allows you to enjoy a set number of meals each week.  You can eat three meals per day in the Roaden University Marketplace, Swoops Food Court, and  The Perch.

    Block Plans:

    Block Meal Plans are based on a set number of meals each semester.  On a Block Meal Plan meals WILL carry over from week to week.  Each day you can use as many meals as you would like in the RUC Marketplace, Swoops Food Court or The Perch.  Just remember there are approximately 17 weeks in a semester; you need to make sure your plan will last the whole semester.

    Dining Dollars

    Dining Dollars are accepted like cash in all TTU/Chartwells Dining destinations.  Dining Dollars employ a “declining balance account” that works on the same principle as a debit card.  You can use your Dining Dollars to purchase beverages, snacks or even a full meal in Swoops Food Court, The Perch, Starbucks, The Roaden University Center Marketplace,  Outtake at the Fit, Crav-ns at the STEM Center, and Outtakes in McCord Hall.  Each time you make a purchase, the purchase amount is subtracted from your Dining Dollars Balance.  Dining Dollars do not carry over from semester to semester or year to year.  Additional Dining Dollars can be added to your account at any time by stopping by the Eagle Card Office in the RUC Room 230.
    Exchange Program

    Remember to sign up for your my meals plan on the Eagle ON-Line Information System.

    Guest Meal Policy

    As a meal plan holder you may treat a guest to a meal on Fridays and Saturdays using your meal card as long as you have meals available on your plan and are present with your guest.  Guest meals do count toward your three swipes(meals) per day.

    If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns please contact us at 931-372-3276.

    There are 3 different housing options at TTU: on-campus dormatories, on-campus apartments, and off-campus apartments.

    For on-campus housing students must apply through Residential Life.  The online process requires that you set up your TTU email first, then apply online.  For more information click here.  To set up your email click Set Up Email.  Then you can apply for housing with the Online Application.

    For on-campus apartments students have to apply well in advance due to limited space available.  Click here for a Tech Village application.

    For off-campus housing students can search for an apartment on Apartment Rental Guide.

    You are Required to have Health Insurance

    All International Students are required to have Health and accident insurance during the time that they are in the U.S. Students may elect to purchase their own insurance coverage or purchase the TTU Student Insurance Plan offered by Pearce and Pearce, Inc. The TTU plan provides hospital, surgical, basic medical, supplementary medical, and catastrophic services as well as evacuation and repatriation. Students purchasing private insurance must purchase something equivalent to the TTU plan.

    Click HERE    for rates and more information.

    The health insurance we offer through TTU is (click here to enroll) Pearce and Pearce, Inc.

    Welcome to Tennessee Tech!!! Would you like to have a Tech Buddy?

    How many miles is it from to your home to Cookeville, Tennessee? Are you a little uncertain about your new adventure in America? Joining the Tech Buddies program will help you to integrate into American life while getting to know a new person and making a new friend.

    Tech Buddies pair international students with U.S. or returning international Tech students.  Things that you might do with your new Buddy:

    Share a meal, Go shopping, Talk about your culture, Visit your Buddy’s home or country

    Study together, Attend a school event, or Tour Cookeville

    The Tech Buddies program is sponsored by the Service and Leadership (The Service Station) Living and Learning Village housed in New Hall South.  All of us in The Service Station hope that you will join us and be a Buddy.

    Please fill out the brief application form then email it to Amy Miller This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or print it and drop it off at the International Education office.  Also, you can add our group on Facebook: TECH BUDDIES.

    Please fill out the TECH BUDDY APPLICATION to be matched up with a new friend.


    Apply Now