IV:07:04 Out-of-State Tuition

Description Of Fee

This is an additional fee charged to students classified as non-residents who are enrolled for credit courses, including audit courses. This fee is in addition to maintenance fees.


Out-of-state tuition fee rates are established by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) and are incorporated in the annual fee schedule.

This fee includes a rate per student credit hour.

Applicability of out-of-state tuition is determined pursuant to Tennessee Board of Regents Policy on Regulations for Students In-State and Out-of-State for the Purpose of Paying College or University Fees and Tuition and for Admission Purposes (No. 3:05:01:00). The Business Office will collect fees based upon student classification as determined by the Admissions Office.

Accounting Treatment

A revenue account for out-of-state tuition is used for recording both credits for fees and debits for refunds.

Other accounting is the same for out-of-state tuition to that outlined under Maintenance Fees except that separate out-of-state accounts are used. In the case of fees not collected from students under grants and contracts, the same expense account under Scholarships and Fellowships may be used.


Exceptions to the rules regarding the applicability of out-of-state tuition and approval of exceptions in instances of unusual circumstances may be granted by the President.


Appeals concerning out-of-state tuition may be made to the President or a designee.

Refundable Status

Out-of-state tuition is refundable based on the Volunteer State Community College refund policy. (IV:07:09)

TBR Source: December 2, 1977 TBR meeting. Revised March 14, 1980 TBR meeting; November 13, 1991 presidents meeting; November 8, 1982 presidents meeting; July 1, 1984; November 1, 1988; May 15, 1990 presidents meeting; August 14, 1990 presidents meeting; November 10, 1992 presidents meeting; August 10, 1993 presidents meeting; November 9, 1993 presidents meeting; August 9, 1994 presidents meeting; May 8, 1995 presidents meeting, August 8, 1995 presidents meeting, November 8, 1995 presidents meeting, February 6, 1996 presidents meeting, May 14, 1996 presidents meeting, November 12, 1996 presidents meeting, May 6, 1997 presidents meeting, July 16, 1997 called Board meeting, November 5, 1997 presidents meeting, February 17, 1998 presidents meeting via conference call, August 25, 1998 presidents meeting, May 9, 2000 presidents meeting, August 8, 2000 presidents meeting, November 8, 2000 presidents meeting, February 13, 2001 presidents meeting, August 21, 2001 presidents meeting, May 21, 2002 presidents meeting, February 11, 2003 presidents meeting, May 20, 2003 presidents meeting, February 10, 2004 presidents meeting, August 17, 2004 presidents meeting, February 8, 2005 presidents meeting, May 17, 2005 presidents meeting, February 8, 2006 presidents meeting, May 16, 2006 presidents meeting, August 16, 2006 presidents meeting, May 15, 2007 presidents meeting, August 21, 2007 presidents meeting, November 6, 2007 presidents meeting, February 17, 2009 presidents meeting, May 12, 2009 presidents meeting.

VSCC Source: March 11, 1997, April 12, 1999, President; September 15, 2008, President; July 24, 2009, President