Find out how affordable an out-of-state education can be
From what you want to study to the university you want to attend, your college years and the higher education career you build should be everything you want it to be. That’s why Tennessee Wesleyan University has long since decided to do away with specific out-of-state tuition and, instead, focus on supporting every student who wants to achieve a TWU degree.
Out-of-State Students Pay In-State Tuition at TWU
Most colleges and universities across the country require out-of-state students to pay more in tuition and offer them less in financial assistance. This is one of the key contributing factors to students reassessing their college short-list – pushing them to choose a school in-state, even if they had their heart set on venturing to a different part of the country to attend an out-of-state school.
More times than not, the price of a college degree redirects students to a new path – a path that is thought to be more financially realistic with lower tuition and fees and higher scholarship and grant options.
At Tennessee Wesleyan University, every full-time student pays the same tuition, regardless of their home state.
Out-of-State Students Receive a $2,000 Grant
We’re committed to keeping your education costs low. In our effort to provide you with the maximum amount of assistance, you will receive a $2,000 out-of-state grant in addition to your academic merit award and the federal financial aid you receive and any scholarships you earn. And new for the 2020 school year, out-of-state students will be awarded up to $2,200 towards room and board with the Welcome Home Grant.
With more than 85% of TWU students receiving financial aid and 90% of students receiving some form of institutional aid, Tennessee Wesleyan is an affordable, out-of-state college option. Last year, non-resident first-year students received an average of more than $16,000 in institutional awards.
By leaving your home state and attending Tennessee Wesleyan University as an out-of-state student, you won’t be losing your state aid. While you won't qualify for state aid from your home state or Tennessee, TWU established the out-of-state grant so you wouldn't have to choose between in-state or out-of-state because of cost. Be sure to check the average amount of aid distributed in your state to really compare your actual costs.