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Residents within 250 miles can get in-state tuition* rates at APSU

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – If you live or attend high school in a county outside of Tennessee that is within a 250-mile radius of Austin Peay State University, then you qualify for a discounted tuition rate for both undergraduate and graduate programs at Austin Peay. High school students who have a 22 ACT (or 1020 SAT) or higher are eligible for an additional Provost Scholarship, bringing tuition rates within a few dollars of the University’s in-state rate.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – If you live or attend high school in a county outside of Tennessee that is within a 250-mile radius of Austin Peay State University, then you qualify for a discounted tuition rate for both undergraduate and graduate programs at Austin Peay. High school students who have a 22 ACT (or 1020 SAT) or higher are eligible for an additional Provost Scholarship, bringing tuition rates within a few dollars of the University’s in-state rate.

The new offering reaches into Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.

“This new reduced rate tuition program will help us expand and diversify the University by allowing us to reach beyond our state borders, bringing students from different locations and cultures,” said APSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Rex Gandy.

 “We already offer a variety of high quality academic programs, and when you combine this with our highly affordable in-state tuition rates, it not only opens the door for out-of-state students to an option they may not have otherwise considered, it will help us further diversify our student body, which is an important part of the academic experience for our students.” 

The program, referred to as 250R for its 250-mile radius from the Tennessee-based school, was approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) during its December meeting. TBR is the governing body for largest higher education system in Tennessee.

Austin Peay is located on the Tennessee/Kentucky border, approximately 50 miles northwest of Nashville. Established in 1927, the university is a Carnegie classified Master’s Large University comprising of more than 10,000 students, offering master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs. Since its founding, Austin Peay has grown to become a regionally known liberal arts university with high quality programs in the STEM areas, education, nursing and the arts. More recently, its physics program has grown to be one of the largest in the state. Austin Peay has been nationally recognized by President Obama and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for innovations in student success and course redesign.

For additional information or a complete list of counties that qualify, visit www.apsu.edu/admissions/250R or contact Austin Peay’s admissions office toll free at 1-800-844-APSU (2778).

*The 205R Reduced Rate Tuition Program is a new program offered by Austin Peay State University to all students attending a high school, or who’s county of residence is within a 250-mile radius of Austin Peay, making them eligible to receive a substantial tuition reduction. Students with an ACT of 22 (or SAT of 1020) or higher, are also eligible to receive a provost scholarship, making undergraduate tuition within a few dollars of the in-state rate.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Students who attended a high school within a 250-mile radius of Austin Peay State University are eligible. 
    This list of qualifying high schools is sorted by state and county to help easily clarify which schools are included in the new tuition rate. Click here to see if your school qualifies.
  2. Undergraduate, transfer and graduate students are eligible.
  3. Students who have an ACT of 22 (or SAT of 1020) or higher are eligible.

 

Tuition Rates:

Undergraduate students who receive the 250-R Program tuition rate receive $195/credit hour reduced rate for full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours per semester):

 

UNDERGRADUATE

Per Semester

Out-of-State

$11,167

In-State

$3,751

250R Rate

$6,091

*Example based on 2015-16 rates, full-time enrollment, 12 or more hours.

The rate will apply for 2016-17 school year, and rates to be announced soon.

 

GRADUATE

Per Semester

Per Hour

Out-of-State

$11,567

$1,156.70

In-State

$4,767

$476.70

250R Rate

$6,717

$671.70

*Example based on 2015-16 rates, full-time enrollment, 10 or more hours.

The rate will apply for 2016-17 school year, and rates to be announced soon.