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Tuition and Fees

The tuition rates table below includes only tuition and fees for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) day programs. The rates presented below do not include program fees or textbooks. To view estimated total costs that include all tuition, textbooks, and tools/program fees, find your program of interest.

Note: Most Tennessee citizens 18 years of age or older are eligible for up to $2,000 a year from the Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarship program for full-time enrollment at a Tennessee College of Applied Technology. See the Financial Aid page for more details.


2023-2024 TCAT Tuition

Tennessee College of Applied Technology Fee Schedule*
Trimester Hours Maintenance Fee Student Access Fee Technology Access Fee Trimester Total
1-40 $201 $10 $45 $256
41-80 $271 $10 $45 $326
81-135 $410 $10 $45 $465
136-217 $714 $10 $73 $797
218-340 $1153 $10 $73 $1236
341-432 $1290 $10 $73 $1373

* Does not include program-specific fees or textbook/supplies/tool costs.

**Dual enrolled students receiving the Dual Enrollment Grant are assessed only Tuition and a Dual Enrollment Access Fee (5% of Tuition) unless another third-party arrangement for payment exists.


Special Academic Fees

ProgramCost Per Trimester

Licensed Practical Nurse $100
Welding Technology $100

Cost per Clock Hour for Programs Eligible for the Military Tuition Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) requires all institutions using a flat rate for tuition to post on their websites the derived “cost per contact hour” of eligible programs in order for active duty military students to receive the tuition assistance benefit. Please note that this figure is provided solely to meet this requirement. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology does not use a cost per contact hour calculation to determine tuition charges.

Cost per Contact Hour (for DoD Memorandum of Understanding purposes only): $2.99