Tennessee State University is experimenting with a new pilot program to attract high-performing, out-of-state students.
For the first time, TSU this fall will offer a new scholar tuition rate that will slash out-of-state tuition for eligible students in half. To qualify, out-of-state, incoming freshman must have a 3.0 high school GPA, score of 21 on the ACT, or a 980 on the math and verbal sections of the SAT.
Transfer students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA to receive the scholar tuition rate.
Students in Tennessee pay maintenance and program and services fees, not tuition, for in-state schools. Last year, out-of-state students at TSU paid $7,830 for 15 semester hours of tuition, on top of $3,695 in fees.
Under the scholar tuition rate, out-of-state students would only pay $3,915 in the additional tuition cost.
Students who qualify for the scholar tuition rate will be notified by the school.