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Tuition Rate and Out-of-Pocket Responsibility
- Dual enrollment tuition is $176 per credit hour plus a 5% maintenance fee.
- A 3 credit course costs $554.40 and a 4 credit course costs $739.20.
- The Dual Enrollment Grant does not cover the cost of lab fees or textbooks, which vary depending upon the class you take.
- If you do not qualify for the grant or do not apply for the grant, you are responsible for your tuition out-of-pocket.
- Even if you drop a class, there may be a prorated tuition charge for the class. However, we do have a fee appeal process. Contact our office for assistance.
You may be eligible to receive grant funding that will allow you to take FIVE semester courses FREE at APSU -- but you must apply through the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) to receive the grant. Visit the TSAC Student Portal to learn more.
TN Dual Enrollment Grant Eligibility
(For complete rules, please visit the TN Dual Enrollment Grant website.)
- You must maintain a 2.00 cumulative college GPA to continue to receive the grant in future semesters. Once the award is lost, it is not possible to regain it.
- In order to receive more than one grant award in the same semester, you must have a minimum HS GPA of 3.0 or 21 composite ACT score. Homeschool students must have a minimum ACT composite score of 21 and HS GPA of 3.0.
- Dual enrollment grant funding can only be applied to 1000 and 2000 level courses.
Textbooks and Additional Fees
The requirement for textbooks varies by class and instructor. Textbook expenses are not covered by the TN Dual Enrollment Grant or APSU and are the financial responsibility
of the student.
Many dual enrollment classes taught by high school instructors are taught using textbooks provided by the high school, meaning there is likely no out of pocket textbook expense for a student.
All other classes - online classes, main campus classes, classes taught at a collaborative location, and classes taught by an APSU instructor visiting your school - will have textbooks that students must purchase or rent.
Many online classes utilize a digital textbook that is automatically loaded to D2L, but not all do. Please ask your instructor for clarification on textbook access for online courses. If a digital textbook is loaded to your D2L, there will be an automatic charge placed on your student account for the textbook cost.
It is the student's responsibility to utilize the Textbook Express tool located in their OneStop Web Self-Service to determine their textbook needs for any class in which you are enrolled. When in doubt, reach out to your instructor to confirm your textbook needs.
Face-to-Face Proctoring for Online Classes
If you have an instructor who requires in-person proctoring for midterm and/or final
exams, you will be responsible for paying the cost of the proctored session: $10/hr.
fee to APSU on testing day.
Students are responsible for science consumable fees ($33/lab) and Structured Learning Assistance fees for a few select classes ($75/course). These are indicated on the course descriptions when you are registering in Web Self Service.
- Certified public school teachers in Tennessee-- 25%
- State of Tennessee employees-- 25%
- TBR or university employees-- 50%
View and submit discount forms here: https://www.apsu.edu/student-account-services/discounts/
Paying Your Bill
All questions concerning dual enrollment grants and scholarships can be directed to the Dual Enrollment office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 931-221-7175).
The FAFSA is not required for dual enrollment. The only financial aid available to dual enrollment students is the TN Dual Enrollment Grant, and the application for the TN Dual Enrollment Grant is separate from FAFSA.
The dual enrollment grant is not applied to your student's account until several weeks into the semester. You will receive an email stating that the TN Dual Enrollment Grant has been applied to your account, and then you may pay for the remaining portion out-of-pocket.
Many online classes utilize a digital textbook that is accessible via D2L, but not all do. Please ask your instructor for clarification on textbook access. If a digital textbook is loaded to your D2L, there will be an automatic charge placed on your student account for the textbook cost. The charge is not covered by the TN Dual Enrollment Grant and is billed to the student.
Balances must be paid in full before students can register for future semesters. You can pay online through your OneStop Web Self-Service or by calling the Cashier’s Office at 931-221-6285