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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

The University of Tennessee Martin tuition is $7,818 per year for in-state residents. This is 11% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 58% cheaper than the average Tennessee tuition of $18,683 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 8th in Tennessee amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 52nd most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $13,578 which represents a 74% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $1,418 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $9,236.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $5,976 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Martin should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,250.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,744 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $5,092 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Tennessee residents to go to UT Martin is $20,206 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Tennessee residence can expect a one year cost of $25,966.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for The University of Tennessee Martin and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for The University of Tennessee Martin
Estimated Budgets
Tennessee Resident Total Budget $20,206
   In-State Tuition$7,818
   Other Fees$1,418
   Room and Board$5,976
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,744
   Books and Supplies$1,250
Non-Resident Total Budget $25,966
   Out-of-State Tuition$13,578
   Other Fees$1,418
   Room and Board$5,976
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,744
   Books and Supplies$1,250

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $20,206 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported UT Martin net price for in-state students is $8,512* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

96% of The University of Tennessee Martin students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $8,140. 52 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,450. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend The University of Tennessee Martin, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for The University of Tennessee Martin
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$8,512*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid96%
Average Total Grant Aid$8,140
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants52%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,450

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$5,016
$30,001 to $48,000$7,055
$48,001 to $75,000$10,669
$75,001 to $110,000$11,971
$110,000+$12,403

Average Financial Aid Mix - $20,206 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $20,206. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

49%
33%
18%

Grants and Scholarships

 49% - $8,140

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, The University of Tennessee Martin or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 33% - $5,399

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 18% -  $2,923

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. The University of Tennessee Martin
Murray State University2.1% less expensive
University of Memphis1.8% less expensive
Arkansas State University Main Campus19.4% less expensive
University of North Alabama15% less expensive
Middle Tennessee State University12.5% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at The University of Tennessee Martin.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at UT Martin is $80,824 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $7,773 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $31,092**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $101,030 or $38,865 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at The University of Tennessee Martin.

Tennessee Resident Tuition Per Semester$3,909
Tennessee Resident Total Cost Per Semester$10,103
Non-Tennessee Resident Tuition Per Semester$6,789
Non-Tennessee Resident Total Cost Per Semester$12,983

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at The University of Tennessee Martin are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at The University of Tennessee Martin
Price per credit hour for Tennessee residents$299
Cost for one class for Tennessee residents (3 credit hours)$897
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$539
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,617
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,156

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 53% of The University of Tennessee Martin students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,399. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $23,840.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for The University of Tennessee Martin? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $31,092, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $38,578.04. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at The University of Tennessee Martin. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 96% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $7,773. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our The University of Tennessee Martin student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

The University of Tennessee Martin Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$321.48
Amount Borrowed$31,092.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$7,486.04
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$38,578.04

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend UT Martin? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending The University of Tennessee Martin, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $38,578.04 would be needed to afford a $321.48 monthly payment in the example $31,092.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to The University of Tennessee Martin in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $5,978 to $7,818. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 6.2%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $80,824.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for The University of Tennessee Martin.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$27,788$111,152
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$35,465$141,861
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $45,264$181,055
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $52,398$209,593

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at The University of Tennessee Martin to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 139 38% cheaper
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels Bachelor's Degree 107 32% cheaper
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree 81 28% cheaper
Agriculture, General Bachelor's Degree 74 21% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 47 25% cheaper
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 44 28% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 40 36% cheaper
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 32 18% cheaper
Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 30 33% cheaper
Natural Resources Management and Policy Bachelor's Degree 29 32% cheaper
Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 26 43% cheaper
Visual and Performing Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 25 36% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Bachelor's Degree 21 19% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 18 29% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 17 28% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 15 37% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 14 35% cheaper
History Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 13 25% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 11 37% cheaper
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 10 38% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 10 37% cheaper
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 9 45% cheaper
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 9 27% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 8 37% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 5 30% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 5 26% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 4 40% cheaper
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 37% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 3 29% cheaper
Secondary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 3 29% cheaper
Music, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 41% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 27% cheaper
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 33% cheaper
Education, Other Bachelor's Degree 2 31% cheaper
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 23% cheaper
Business Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 15% cheaper
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 36% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 1 30% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 38% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 1 38% cheaper
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 28% cheaper
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 1 35% cheaper

Calculators

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About The University of Tennessee Martin

The University of Tennessee Martin is a four year public college located in Martin, Tennessee.  Full time enrollment is 5,015 and part time is 1,690.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Address
The University of Tennessee Martin
University Street
Martin, Tennessee
38238-0002

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

The University of Tennessee Martin is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

The University of Tennessee Martin cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=221768 IPEDS survey data.