TWU Announces Tuition Changes for 2021-2022

The Tennessee Wesleyan University Board of Trustees convened Friday, approving changes to the tuition rates for the 2021-2022 academic year.


Athens day campus full-time students, as well as students in the Fort Sanders Nursing Department at the west Knoxville instructional site, will see an additional $740 added to tuition in 2021, reflecting a 3% increase. The per hour tuition rate for Athens day students will increase $10, with courses now at $620 per credit hour.


All other tuition fees will remain the same for the 2021 school year, including Dental Hygiene, part-time Nursing students, and mini-term cost per hour. The Management Excellence program will continue to cost $1000 per course, and the MBA program remains steady at $500 per credit hour.


“This increase is our typical increase we see each year and is on par with what we see across the state among our peer institutions,” said TWU President Dr. Harley Knowles of the tuition changes. “We remain one of the most affordable private schools in the state by keeping our actual cost down. Our overall cost is less than half the members of TICUA, the independent college organization for Tennessee.”


Master’s in Occupational Therapy and Master of Arts in Teaching tuition also remains the same, as well as student fees outside of room and board. For students living on campus, small increases ranging from 1.89% to 2.31% will take effect in 2021, depending on the residence hall the student occupies.


The tuition changes also come on the heels of announced increases in merit scholarships at TWU. Incoming freshman and transfer awards have increased $2,000 at each level for the 2021-2022 school year.


Fully updated tuition costs, as well as scholarship and merit awards, can be viewed on the TWU Tuition and Aid webpage. Prospective students are also able to see their estimated overall cost using the True Cost Calculator.