Tuition Costs

Affordable higher education

Don’t let high tuition costs of other schools keep you from going to college. Nashville State Community College offers affordable tuition, providing opportunities for students to further their education and succeed in their careers.

Upcoming Semester Costs

How much NSCC costs fluctuate each semester. Be sure to view the information for the semester you’re enrolled.

A $25 late fee may be assessed if you have not fully paid your tuition and fees prior to the end of regular registration of the semester of your course.

All tuition & fees are subject to change without notice upon approval of the institution and/or TBR.

Tuition and Fees Breakdown

Link includes information on eRate, Dual Enrollment Fees and other fees.

If you have any questions about your in-state or out-of-state status, please contact the Bursar's Office.

In-State Tuition and Fees – Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

Credit Hours In-State Base Tuition Registration Fees* Total
1 $171.00 $28.00 $199.00
2 $342.00 $38.00 $380.00
3 $513.00 $48.00 $561.00
4 $684.00 $58.00 $742.00
5 $855.00 $68.00 $923.00
6 $1,026.00 $78.00 $1,104.00
7 $1,197.00 $88.00 $1,285.00
8 $1,368.00 $98.00 $1,466.00
9 $1,539.00 $108.00 $1,647.00
10 $1,710.00 $118.00 $1,828.00
11 $1,881.00 $128.00 $2,009.00
12 $2,052.00 $134.00 $2,186.00

Hours above 12 are charged at $37.00 for each additional credit hour for In-State Tuition

*Registration fees include:
$10.00 technology fee per credit hour ($116.00 max)
$15.00 campus access fee
$1.00 Student Government Association fee
$2.00 student activity fee

Summer Fees:
Summer Maintenance Fees and Technology Access Fees are charged per credit hour and at the full rate. (Fees do not cap at 12 credit hours and are not charged at the discounted rate.)

Out-of-State Tuition and Fees – Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

Credit Hours Out-of-State Base Tuition Registration Fees* Total
1 $705.00 $28.00 $733.00
2 $1,410.00 $38.00 $1,448.00
3 $2,115.00 $48.00 $2,163.00
4 $2,820.00 $58.00 $2,878.00
5 $3,525.00 $68.00 $3,593.00
6 $4,230.00 $78.00 $4,308.00
7 $4,935.00 $88.00 $5,023.00
8 $5,640.00 $98.00 $5,738.00
9 $6,345.00 $108.00 $6,453.00
10 $7,050.00 $118.00 $7,168.00
11 $7,755.00 $128.00 $7,883.00
12 $8,460.00 $134.00 $8,594.00

Hours above 12 are charged at $144.00 for each additional credit hour for Out-of-State Tuition.

*Registration fees include:
$10.00 technology fee per credit hour ($116.00 max)
$15.00 campus access fee
$1.00 Student Government Association fee
$2.00 student activity fee

Summer Fees:
Summer Maintenance Fees and Technology Access Fees are charged per credit hour and at the full rate. (Fees do not cap at 12 credit hours and are not charged at the discounted rate.)

Note: TN eCampus courses are all charged at a per-hour rate and billed separately from other NSCC online or on-campus courses. TN eCampus fees are not included in the full-time cap applicable to all other types of courses. For example, if a student signs up for 15 hours, including one 3-hour TN eCampus class, the tuition and fees would be charged at 12 hours for the NSCC courses plus the full rate for 3 hours eCampus.
TN Reconnect and TN Promise only pay up to the amount of regular tuition and fees for the hours registered. The additional amount charged because of the TN eCampus class would not be covered by these programs.

Payment Deadlines

Fall 2021 Payment Deadlines

DateDeadline
Aug 12Tuition/fee payment due by 8 PM or classes subject to being dropped.
Aug 18Tuition/fee payment due by 8 PM for course registration Aug 13-18 or classes subject to being dropped.
Aug 22Tuition/fee payment due by 8 PM for course registration Aug 19-22 or classes subject to being dropped.
Aug 23Beginning Aug 23, fees due day of registration or classes subject to being dropped.

Spring 2022 Payment Deadlines

DateDeadline
Jan 5Tuition/fee payment due by 8 PM or classes subject to being dropped.
Jan 12Tuition/fee payment due by 8 PM for course registration Jan 6-12 or classes subject to being dropped.
Jan 17Tuition/fee payment due by 8 PM for course registration Jan 13-17 or classes subject to being dropped.
Jan 18Beginning Jan 18, fees due day of registration or classes subject to being dropped.

Out of State eRate Tuition

If you are enrolled only in online courses and are not a resident of Tennessee, you may be eligible for our out-of-state eRate.

eRate Guidelines and Application

Tuition and Fees are subject to change at any time by policy of the Tennessee Board of Regents. Fee schedules are published as changes occur. Fee increases are enacted by the governing board and are normally implemented for the Fall Term.