Residency/Fee Waivers


Full-Time/Part-Time Agreements

Persons that are able to provide proof that they are currently working 30+ hours/week in TN may apply to take a part-time load (up to 11 hours in the Fall and Spring and up to 7 hours in the summer) at the in-state rate. This is a “Part-time/Full-time Agreement”.

Full In-State Classification

Students wishing to apply for full in-state classification may do so via the Residency Form. Photocopies of documents supporting your case should be supplied with your application including, but not limited to: deed of trust of primary domicile, long-term lease of primary domicile, evidence of longevity in the state, evidence of full-time employment in TN or transfer to TN, military discharge papers, driver’s license, etc.

For a PDF of FAQs on the In-State Residency application process, click here.

If you have any questions about any of these programs or if you wish to complete a residency application, please contact our Admissions Office at or call 800-255-8881.

The Tennessee Board of Regents has approved in-state tuition for students living in six bordering Kentucky counties to increase access to higher education for these geographic areas:

  • Clinton
  • Cumberland
  • McCreary
  • Monroe
  • Wayne
  • Whitley

If you have any questions about any of these programs, please contact the Admissions Office at or 800-255-8881.

The Academic Common Market is an interstate agreement between southern states for sharing academic programs not readily available in the home state. Participating states allow residents who qualify for admission to enroll in specific programs in other states to pay at the In-State rate in the state where the program is offered. Students who are participating in another program which covers out-of-state tuition are not eligible.

To be considered, you must:

  • apply and be accepted for admission into a program which your home state has obtained access for its residents through the Academic Common Market, AND
  • obtain certification of residency from the Common Market Coordinator in your home state.

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Contact info:

ACM Contact Information
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0830
Phone: 615-741-0060
Fax: 615-741-6230

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Admissions Office at or 800-255-8881.

If you are permanently or totally disabled or are over 60 years of age and domiciled in Tennessee, you may qualify for a fee reduction or fee waiver program. Read more about these on TTU’s Bursar website.

If you have any questions about any of these programs, please contact the Admissions Office at or 800-255-8881.