Tuition & Fees-FAQ

How much does it cost to attend East Tennessee State University?

View the latest version of the ETSU Tuition and Fee Schedule on the Bursar Office website.

When are my fees due?

Generally, fees are due the last business day before classes begin.
View the Tuition and Fee Payment Calendar on the Bursar Office website . 

I have a Financial Aid Agreement Promissory Note.   Why is there still a balance due on my account?

  • A Financial Aid Agreement Promissory Note is a legal instrument that holds your classes and your account balance in anticipation of your expected financial aid. If, for any reason, your financial aid is not received, you will be responsible for payment of the account.
  • You have the option of paying your fees or setting up a Deferred Payment Plan; then, you may be reimbursed after your aid eligibility is determined and that aid is processed and applied to your account.


I can’t pay my fees now, and I am not eligible for a Financial Aid Agreement Promissory Note.   Is there any other way you can help me?

  • If you are unable to pay the fees and are ineligible for a Financial Aid Agreement Promissory Note for any reason, you may apply for a Short Term University Loan (STL) as funds permit through the Office of Financial Aid. 
    You may access the Short Term University Loan procedures, application, and promissory note on the Bursar Office website.
  • If you need money for books, you may apply for a University Emergency Loan up to $500 through the Office of Financial Aid.  You may access the University Emergency Loan policy, application, and promissory note on the Bursar Office website.


Can I defer my fees or set up a payment plan?

View the Deferred Payment Policy on the Bursar Office website.