(1) An unemancipated, currently enrolled student shall be reclassified out-of-state
should his or her parent, having theretofore been domiciled in the State, remove from
the State. However, such student shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition
nor be treated as an out-of-state student for admission purposes so long as his or
her enrollment at a public higher educational institution or institutions is continuous.
(2) An unemancipated person whose parent is not domiciled in this State but is a member
of the armed forces and stationed in this State or at Fort Campbell pursuant to military
orders shall be classified out-of-state, but shall not be required to pay out-of-state
tuition. Such a person, while in continuous attendance toward the degree for which
he or she is currently enrolled, is not required to pay out-of-state tuition if his
or her parent thereafter is transferred on military orders.
(3) A person whose domicile is in a county of another state lying immediately adjacent
to Montgomery County, or whose place of residence is within thirty (30) miles of Austin
Peay State University shall be classified out-of-state but shall not be required to
pay out-of-state tuition at Austin Peay State University. Provided, however, that
there be no teacher college or normal school within the non-resident’s bona fide place
(4) A person whose domicile is in Mississippi County, Arkansas, or either Dunlin County
or Pemiscot County, Missouri, and who is admitted to Dyersburg State Community College
shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition.
(5) A person, who is not domiciled in Tennessee, but has a bona fide place of residence
in a county which is adjacent to the Tennessee state line and which is also within
a 30-mile radius (as determined by THEC) of a city containing a tw0-year TBR institution,
shall be classified out-of-state, but admitted without tuition. The two-year institution
may admit only up to three percent (3%) of the full-time equivalent attendance of
the institution without tuition. (THEC may adjust the number of the non-residents
admitted pursuant to this section every three (3) years.) (See TCA 49-8-102.)
(6) Part-time students who are not domiciled in this State but who are employed full-time
in the State, or who are stationed at Fort Campbell pursuant to military orders, shall
be classified out-of-state but shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition.
This shall apply to part-time students who are employed in the State by more than
one employer, resulting in the equivalent of full-time employment. These students
must supply proper documentation of employment each semester.
(7) Military personnel and their spouses stationed in the State of Tennessee who would
be classified out-of-state in accordance with other provisions of these regulations
will be classified out-of-state but shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition.
This provision shall not apply to military personnel and their spouses who are stationed
in this State primarily for educational purposes.
(8) Dependent children who qualify and are selected to receive a scholarship under
the Dependent Children Scholarship Art (TCA 49-4-704) because their parent is a law
enforcement officer, fireman, or emergency medical service technician who was killed
or totally and permanently disabled while performing duties within the scope of their
employment shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition.
(9) Active-duty military personnel who begin working on a college degree at a TBR
institution while stationed in Tennessee or at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and who are
transferred or deployed prior to completing their degrees, can continue to completion
of the degrees at that same institution without being required to pay out-of-state
tuition, as long as he/she completes at least one (1) course for credit each twelve
(12) month period after the transfer or deployment. Exceptions may be made in cases
where the service member is deployed to an area of armed conflict for periods exceeding
twelve (12) months.
(10) Students who participate in a study abroad program, when the course/courses in
the study abroad program is/are the only course/courses for which the student is registered
during that term, shall not be required to pay out-of-state tuition.
(11) Students who are awarded tuition waiver scholarships for participation in bona
fife campus performance-based programs, according to established guidelines, shall
not be required to pay out-of-state tuition.