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YOU CAN AFFORD CARSON-NEWMAN

We are committed to keeping our top-quality Christian liberal arts education affordable for our students. Our tuition and fees are in line with or lower than similar colleges, and we offer a comprehensive range of scholarships, grants, loans, and other assistance based on financial need, exceptional academic ability, and special talents.

2022-2023 COSTS

Full-time freshmen or transfer-students.

2022-2023 CostsPer SemesterPer Year
Tuition$15,650$31,300
Technology Fee425850
Activity Fee425850
Residential Student Fee150
Meal Plan*2,8205,640
Room**1,9603,920
Total$21,330$42,810

These costs are not comprehensive and do not include the cost of books, supplies, special program fees, transportation, or personal expenses.


*Based on an unlimited meal plan.
**Based on an estimated standard, shared room.

TYPES OF AID

Your personal financial aid package can include a combination of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. Learn more about these types of financial aid.

TUITION FREE

Students may be able to attend Carson-Newman tuition-free.


$0 EFC (estimated family contribution)

+ TN Hope Scholarship eligible

+ FAFSA completed on-time by TSAA deadline.

=TUITION FREE!

Must qualify in first semester of enrollment at Carson-Newman University

average aid received by undergraduate freshman in 2017-2018 (includes loans)


than the median of other nearby private schools


of merit and need-based aid was awarded to students in 2019


The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to serve our students fairly with available resources so that they may achieve their goal of a Christian education and fulfill their dreams while becoming worldwide servant leaders.

Carson-Newman University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information in provision of its policies, programs, services, and activities.