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Tuition, Aid, and Assistantships

Tuition

The MSIO program at APSU is part of TN eCampus. In-state online tuition and out-of-state online tuition (called eRate) are regularly updated and posted at the TN eCampus tuition page for our program

For all additional program tuition questions, please visit APSU's Student Account Services (Bursar's) Office.

If you live in one of the 16 southern states participating in the Academic Common Market, you may also be eligible to participate in a tuition-savings program. To learn more, visit Academic Common Market.

Financial Aid

For information about student loans, work-study, and part-time employment opportunities, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid (includes Veterans Affairs). 

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are awarded on the basis of undergraduate GPA, GRE scores, recommendations from former professors, resumes, and interviews. Graduate Assistants (GAs) work 20 hours per week on campus during the Fall and Spring semesters and receive a stipend. Working hours are flexible and are arranged around the GA's class schedule. 

GA positions are further broken down into categories: Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs). Either type of position typically entails some degree of teaching and research assistance, though one may be emphasized more than the other (most of the MSIO GAs serve as GTAs). If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please visit the Office of Graduate Studies' Graduate Assistantships to read more and complete an application.