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Cost of Attendance Estimate

Here is a breakdown of your estimated costs both direct (billable) costs and indirect (non-billable) costs for an academic year's worth of attendance at C-N fall through spring, including everything from tuition to personal expenses:

Budgets are an estimate for the incoming class each fall, and are updated annually.  We do not bill an out-of-state tuition rate for Non-Tennessee Residents.

Estimated Undergraduate Budget for 2016-17

Full-time, Traditional Enrollment, Living in On-Campus Housing:


Living with parents and off-campus housing options have a lower estimated cost of attendance due to changes in indirect (non-billable) estimated costs.  For more information, email financialaid@cn.edu. Rates and costs are subject to change without notice.

Estimated Graduate Budget for 2016-17

Varies based on academic program

What affects your costs?

  • Enrolling in less than or more than the normal class load as students in traditional undergraduates are billed the same tuition for 12-17 credits, and graduate and adult students are billed per credit hour
  • Indirect (non-billable) are based on your housing status each term, and will vary according to spending habits for books, transportation, and personal costs
  • Additional class fees may be assessed upon registration

Need Other Information? 

email financialaid@cn.edu

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