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Tuition Transparency and Accountability

In accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated Section 49-7-1603, the Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees is providing notice of a proposed increase in undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees. The proposed increase will be discussed as an action item on the board's agenda on June 7, 2024.

APSU is exercising prudent fiscal stewardship with a limited tuition and fee increase. The proposed 4.0% combined undergraduate tuition and mandatory fee increase is significantly lower than the 5.5% maximum approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) for the upcoming academic year. Revenue derived from the increase will be used for enhancing student experiences and addressing rising costs. 

Austin Peay continues to take steps to mitigate the proposed increase's effect on undergraduate tuition. The University's undergraduate tuition rate is the second lowest among Tennessee's public universities.  APSU has also introduced new scholarships and increased the value of existing scholarships.

The Board of Trustees considers various factors when determining the necessity for a tuition increase: THEC's binding tuition and mandatory fee increase ranges; the level of state support; the total cost of attendance; efforts to mitigate the financial impact on students; the Higher Education Price Index; student demand; campus enrollment goals; market factors; and costs associated with campus operations, programs of study or individual courses.

The public may submit written comments on the proposed increase via the form below, or by mail to the Secretary to the Board, P.O. Box 4576, Clarksville, TN 37044.

All comments must be received by Wednesday, June 5, 2024.