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Residents within 250 miles can get in-state tuition rates at APSU

January 14, 2016 | Email This Post Print This Post

Austin Peay State University - APSU - logoClarksville, TN – If you live or attend high school in a county outside of Tennessee that is within a 250-mile radius of Austin Peay State University, then you qualify for a discounted tuition rate for both undergraduate and graduate programs at Austin Peay.

High school students who have a 22 ACT (or 1020 SAT) or higher are eligible for an additional Provost Scholarship, bringing tuition rates within a few dollars of the University’s in-state rate.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The new offering reaches into Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia.

“This new reduced rate tuition program will help us expand and diversify the University by allowing us to reach beyond our state borders, bringing students from different locations and cultures,” said APSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Rex Gandy.

“We already offer a variety of high quality academic programs, and when you combine this with our highly affordable in-state tuition rates, it notonly opens the door for out-of-state students to an option they may nothave otherwise considered, it will help us further diversify our student body, which is an important part of the academic experience for our students.”

The program, referred to as 250R for its 250-mile radius from the Tennessee-based school, was approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) during its December meeting. TBR is the governing body for largest higher education system in Tennessee.

Austin Peay is located on the Tennessee/Kentucky border, approximately 50 miles northwest of Nashville. Established in 1927, the university is a Carnegie classified Master’s Large University comprising of more than 10,000 students, offering master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree programs.

Since its founding, Austin Peay has grown to become a regionally known liberal arts university with high quality programs in the STEM areas, education, nursing and the arts. More recently, its physics program has grown to be one of the largest in the state.

Austin Peay has been nationally recognized by President Obama and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation forinnovations in student success and course redesign.

For additional information or a complete list of counties that qualify, visit or contact Austin Peay’s admissions office toll free at 1.800.844.APSU (2778).

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