Tennessee Residency Rules
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.
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.