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Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance Estimate

Below is a breakdown of your estimated costs, both direct (billable) costs and indirect (non-billable), 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 2020-2021

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

 20-21 COA Chart

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 Rates and costs are subject to change without notice.

Estimated Graduate Budget for 2020-21

Varies based on academic program. See Graduate Tuition & Fees.

What affects your costs?

  • Enrolling in less than or more than the normal class load.  Students in traditional undergraduate courses are billed the same tuition amount for 12-17.5 credits.
  • Graduate and adult students are billed per credit hour.
  • Indirect (non-billable) costs 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.

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