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Tuition and Fees

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Financial Aid

Every student is concerned about college costs. Athens State is one of the “best buys” in Alabama and Tennessee. Consider and compare!

By Alabama state law, the University makes available in-state tuition to all Alabama residents and students from Bedford, Franklin, Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, and Wayne counties in Southern Tennessee. All other students are subject to out-of-state tuition rates.

2022-23 Tuition Rates

Tuition and Fees per Credit HourIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate Traditional (On-Campus)$241$482
Undergraduate Non-Traditional (Distance)$241$241
Technology Fee$75$75
Student Activity Fee$1$1
Bond Surety Fee$1$1
Tuition rates applicable for the 2022-23 academic year (Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023).

Cost is per credit hour.
Course loads of 19+ hours in Fall/Spring and 15+ hours in Summer must be approved by the Office of the Provost.

Traditional Tuition
The Traditional tuition rate applies to all courses taught on campus.

Non-Traditional Tuition
The Non-Traditional tuition rate applies to all courses taught 100% online or in a blended format as well as directed studies, internships, practicums, and work experience, regardless of the residency status of the student.

2022-23 Additional Fees

Application/Transfer Fee$30
Late Fee – Applied during late registration and to any unpaid account following tuition payment due date$35
Lab Fee – Applied to courses with a lab fee designated$53
Teaching Internship Fee$200
edTPA Fee$300
Credential Fee – per course for specific graduate courses in College of Business$100
Graduation Fee$100
Returned Check Fee$35

Auditing a Course (no grade given)

1/2 of applicable tuition rate

Tuition Payment Plan Enrollment

Make College Easier to Pay For
with a Tuition Payment Plan

Make college more affordable by paying for tuition and fees over time. Tuition payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There’s no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and it’s easy to enroll!

Financial Support to Help You Finish Your Degree

The Financial Aid team is available to assist you in options to help finance your education, including scholarships, grants, student employment, and loans. You're encouraged to begin this process as early as possible to ensure you receive maximum consideration for the aid in which you may qualify.