You Can Afford Carson-Newman

We are committed to keeping our top-quality Christian liberal arts education affordable for our students. Our tuition and fees are in line with or lower than similar colleges, and we offer a comprehensive range of scholarships, grants, loans, and other assistance based on financial need, exceptional academic ability, and special talents.

Types of Aid

Your personal financial aid package can include a combination of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. Learn more about these types of financial aid.

Types of Aid

Tuition Free

Students may be able to attend Carson-Newman tuition-free.

$0 EFC (estimated family contribution)

+ TN Hope Scholarship eligible

+ FAFSA completed on-time by TSAA deadline.


Must qualify in first semester of enrollment at Carson-Newman University

2022-2023 Costs

Full-time freshmen or transfer-students.

2022-2023 Costs Per Semester Per Year
Total $20,900 $41,800
Tuition $15,650 $31,300
Technology Fee 375 750
Activity Fee 375 750
Residential Student Fee 150
Meal Plan* 2,750 5,500
Room** 1,750 3,500

These costs are not comprehensive and do not include the cost of books, supplies, special program fees, transportation, or personal expenses.

*Based on an estimated unlimited meal plan.
**Based on an estimated standard, shared room.

Net Price Calculator Detailed Costs

$31,466 in financial aid

average aid received by undergraduate freshman in 2017-2018 (includes loans)

Our tuition + fees are about $3,000 less

than the median of other nearby private schools

$8.17 million

of merit and need-based aid was awarded to students in 2019

Carson-Newman University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information in provision of its policies, programs, services, and activities.