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Tuition and Fees

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Every student is concerned about college costs. Athens State is one of the “best buys” in Alabama and Tennessee. Consider and compare!

By Alabama state law, the University makes available in-state tuition to all Alabama residents and students from Bedford, Franklin, Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, and Wayne counties in Southern Tennessee. All other students are subject to out-of-state tuition rates.

For questions concerning charges, fees, costs, and/or refunds please contact:

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256-216-3300
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2023-24 Tuition Rates

Tuition and Fees per Credit HourIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate Traditional (On-Campus)$251$502
Undergraduate Non-Traditional (Distance)$251$251
Graduate Traditional (On-Campus)$362$628
Graduate Non-Traditional (Distance)$362$362
Technology Fee$75$75
Student Activity Fee$1$1
Bond Surety Fee$1$1
Tuition rates applicable for the 2023-24 academic year (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024).

Cost is per credit hour.
Course loads of 19+ hours in Fall/Spring and 15+ hours in Summer must be approved by the Office of the Provost.

Traditional Tuition
The Traditional tuition rate applies to all courses taught on campus.

Non-Traditional Tuition
The Non-Traditional tuition rate applies to all courses taught 100% online or in a blended format as well as directed studies, internships, practicums, and work experience, regardless of the residency status of the student.

2023-24 Additional Fees

Application/Transfer Fee$30
Late Fee *$35
Lab Fee **$53
Teaching Internship Fee$250
edTPA Fee$300
Credential Fee ***$100
Graduation Fee$100
Returned Check Fee$35

*Applied during late registration and to any unpaid account following tuition payment due date
**Applied to specified courses with a lab fee designated
***Applied per course for specific graduate courses in College of Business. Maximum of $100/course. Will vary depending on the credential

Auditing a Course (no grade given)

1/2 of applicable tuition rate


Tuition and Fees per Credit Hour In-State Out-of-State
Undergraduate Traditional (On-Campus) $241 $482
Undergraduate Non-Traditional (Distance) $241 $241
Graduate $348 $348
Technology Fee $75 $75
Student Activity Fee $1 $1
Bond Surety Fee $1 $1
Tuition rates applicable for the 2022-23 academic year (Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023).

Cost is per credit hour.
Course loads of 19+ hours in Fall/Spring and 15+ hours in Summer must be approved by the Office of the Provost.

Traditional Tuition
The Traditional tuition rate applies to all courses taught on campus.

Non-Traditional Tuition
The Non-Traditional tuition rate applies to all courses taught 100% online or in a blended format as well as directed studies, internships, practicums, and work experience, regardless of the residency status of the student.

Application/Transfer Fee $30
Late Fee – Applied during late registration and to any unpaid account following tuition payment due date $35
Lab Fee – Applied to courses with a lab fee designated $53
Teaching Internship Fee $200
edTPA Fee $300
Credential Fee – per course for specific graduate courses in College of Business $100
Graduation Fee $100
Returned Check Fee $35

Auditing a Course (no grade given)

1/2 of applicable tuition rate

Tuition Payment Plan Enrollment

Make College Easier to Pay For
with a Tuition Payment Plan

Make college more affordable by paying for tuition and fees over time. Tuition payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There’s no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and it’s easy to enroll!

Financial Support to Help You Finish Your Degree

The Financial Aid team is available to assist you in options to help finance your education, including scholarships, grants, student employment, and loans. You're encouraged to begin this process as early as possible to ensure you receive maximum consideration for the aid in which you may qualify.

2023-24 Estimated Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance (COA) is the estimate of total expenses which students may incur while attending Athens State University for the fall and spring semesters of one academic year. The COA will include direct institutional costs as well as indirect costs. While we use the COA (with the FAFSA) to determine eligibility for need-based financial aid, you may wish to refer to these estimated expenses to assist in your budget planning process. Please note, you may pay a different amount depending upon your specific plan of study, the semesters you actually attend, and which indirect costs apply to your current situation. All cost estimates are subject to change.

Dependent Estimated COA

Alabama Resident Non-Resident
Living with Relatives Living Off Campus Living with Relatives Living Off Campus
Tuition $6,000 $6,000 $7,470 $7,470
Fees $2,136 $2,136 $2,136 $2,136
Total Direct Costs $8,136 $8,136 $9,606 $9,606
Living Expenses, Food and Housing $1,800 $8,613 $1,800 $8,613
Books and Supplies $1,240 $1,240 $1,240 $1,240
Transportation $3,341 $3,341 $3,341 $3,341
Personal Expenses $1,800 $1,800 $1,800 $1,800
Direct Loan Fees $228 $228 $228 $228
Total Indirect Costs* $8,409 $15,222 $8,409 $15,222
Total Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance $16,545 $23,358 $18,105 $24,828

Independent Estimated COA

Alabama Resident Non-Resident
Tuition $6,000 $7,470
Fees $2,136 $2,136
Total Direct Costs $8,136 $9,606
Living Expenses, Food and Housing $11,313 $11,313
Books and Supplies $1,240 $1,240
Transportation $3,341 $3,341
Personal Expenses $1,800 $1,800
Direct Loan Fees $128 $128
Total Indirect Costs* $17,822 $17,822
Total Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance $25,958 $27,425

To learn more about your dependency status, please visit the StudentAid.gov website: http://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out/dependency

*Indirect costs will not appear on your bill but are estimated costs associated with going to college and should be included in your budget. You may elect for Campus Bookstore charges to be included on your bill and covered by financial aid through the Title IV Authorization process. Indirect costs are averages and are subject to vary based on your selections and/or need.