Must live within 250 miles of university
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 12, 2016) — Kentucky residents that live within a 250-mile radius of Austin Peay State University qualify for a discounted tuition rate for both undergraduate and graduate programs.
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.
“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 not only opens the door for out-of-state students to an option they may not have otherwise considered, it will help us further diversify our student body, which is an important part of the academic experience for our students,” Gandy said.
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 for innovations in student success and course redesign.