State Flag for Universities in Tennessee Tennessee Residency Rules

Yellow Square Means In-State Tuition is Medium Difficult Difficulty

How to get in-state at Universities in Tennessee:

You can be a part-time student but not a full-time student during the one year domicile period.  No parental support whatsoever.  You’d be well advised to have a full-time job; however, some financial support is possible (but never from parents).  What counts as “financial support” varies by university.


Tennessee Reciprocity Agreements:

Tennessee is a member state of the Academic Common Market which is a limited regional reciprocity agreement among select Southern States. Favorable college tuition rates in nearby states are sometimes possible through reciprocity although many restrictions apply.

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University-Specific Overviews Below:

Since every university in the state has its own policies and implementations, please see below links to available in-state overviews for universities in Tennessee. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.


Popular Universities in Tennessee:

Tennessee State University-Nashville

University of Memphis-Memphis

University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

University of Tennessee-Knoxville


Other Universities in Tennessee:

Austin Peay State University-Clarksville
East Tenn State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine-Mountain Home
East Tennessee State University-Johnson City
Middle Tennessee State University-Murfreesboro
Tennessee Technological University-Cookeville
University of Tenn HSC College of Medicine-Knoxville
University of Tennessee-Martin

Every College in Tennessee Is Unique

Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in Tennessee you’re most interested in.

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University-Specific Nutshell Report

Everything important you need to know about actually earning in-state at your university.