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We’ll prepare you, encourage you and inspire you. The opportunity to explore your interests and pursue your passion knows no bounds at Austin Peay State University.

Maybe you’ll shimmy through caves to research bats, bring to life a robot with newfound programming skills or earn a standing ovation for an on-stage performance. We’ll help you bring out your best, whatever your best may be.

The future you create is up to you, but it all starts here. Come, be a Gov!

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Visiting Campus

What You Need to Know:

The best way to get to know Austin Peay is to experience it for yourself. We’re a friendly bunch and we’d be happy to answer your questions, help you get around campus or share our insights about what life is like here.

Schedule a campus visit through the admissions office to …

  • Attend a detailed presentation on all things Austin Peay.
  • Discuss your academic options with a faculty member from your field of interest.
  • Explore our campus and see for yourself what it’s like to live and learn as a Gov.

Applying to APSU

What You Need to Know

Completing the application process at any school can be a little confusing but we’re happy to help walk you through it. We’re glad you are considering Austin Peay and want to make the process as smooth and straight-forward as possible.

Apply to APSU online or with a paper application. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis but it helps to be early: scholarship odds for incoming freshmen increase the earlier you apply.

Next Steps:

View Admission Requirements

Apply for Admission

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Tuition and Fees

What You Need to Know:

Tuition and Fees (In State):

$4,895 / semester

Tuition and Fees (Out of State):

$8,237 / semester

Room and Board:

$5,123 / semester

Total Cost for freshmen per Year:

$20,036 (In State)
$36,510 (Out of State)

Get a better idea of what an APSU education will cost you through our net cost calculator.

Next Steps:
 Visit our Cost Calculator Out of State Tuition Discounts
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Applying for Financial Aid

What You Need to Know:

There are a wide variety of financial aid tools — grants, loans, scholarships and student employment — to help make an APSU education manageable for you and your family. Most of these will require you to complete the FAFSA application.

You can apply for multiple scholarship opportunities once admitted to APSU, including academic scholarships, APSU scholarships, TN Education Lottery Programs and Tennessee Promise. Live within 250 miles of Austin Peay? Apply for the 250R Reduced Rate Tuition.

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When Colin Crist, a President’s Emerging Leaders Program student, took a class taught by Lt. Col. John Montgomery, he decided to join the university’s nationally recognized ROTC program. This decision helped him refine his leadership skills and use them to serve in a number of roles as a student leader.

See Colin Crist's story here

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