College of Graduate Studies

Tuition/Financial Aid/Assistantships


ESTIMATED TUITION PER TERM:  $5,085 for instate   $11,619 for out-of-state 9 hours


For more information on current tuition and fees for the graduate program visit the Bursar's website: Tuition

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available through departments and centers in the form of teaching or research assistantships. University wide, about one out of three graduate students receive paid assistantships.

Need a Loan? 
Start the financial aid process with the office of Financial Aid. Their website will highlight what is available in the way of aid including graduate student loans.

Graduate Assistantship

Diversity Fellowship

TNTech Army ROTC

There are scholarships available for Master's students who are interested in participating in the TTU ROTC program.  Program requirements include being a US citizen and a projected degree completion date by age 29.  As an ROTC participant you will agree to an 8 year commitment (either active or inactive) and with completion of your degree you will be a commissioned 2nd lieutenant in the US Army.  By participating in the ROTC program you may receive a tuition and fees paid scholarship or a lump sum amount each semester ($5,000).  To find out more about the TTU Army ROTC scholarship program, contact 931-372-3574, or visit the website at

Sources of other types of graduate student funding may be found at:

Federal Student Aid Funding Resources (Provides Publications, fact sheets, Online Tools, Free FAFSA application/information, Federal Student Aid programs, Graduate School preparation, Loan Information, and other recourses to help you prepare and pay for your Graduate program.)

College Prep Checklist


Federal Student Aid for Adult Students

Graduate Professional Funding

Federal Loan Programs

Why Get a Federal Loan

Direct Loan Basics

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Academic Common Market Program

The Academic Common Market (ACM) is a Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) program that offers students the opportunity to study outside their home state and pay in-state tuition rates. Residents of SREB states can pursue studies in selected programs not available in their home states. Programs are available at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Some states limit participation to certain levels, but all SREB states participate. You must be a resident of an SREB state and study at public college or university in another SREB state to qualify.

Additional Questions about the Academic Common Market (ACM) visit the ACM FAQ’s.

Academic Common Market Program/Electronic Campus

If you are interested in online programs that qualify for the in-state tuition benefit, visit the ACM website.  A complete listing of participating states, colleges and universities, and eligible programs is available. Additional Questions about the Academic Common Market/EC (ACM) electronic campus may be found at ACM FAQ’s.

Graduate Student Fellowships | Multidisciplinary | PDF (Large file)

Fellowships in support of STEM disciplines

Fellowships from Federal Agencies

NSF Graduate Student Research Fellowship (External site)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Applicant information (External site)

NSF Special Programs for Graduate Students (External site) (External Site)

Note: If you did not pay your application fee during the online application process, please pay your fee at