TN Neighbor Promise
TN Neighbor Promise
Lauren from Greeneville, TN
"I feel like I'm home, but I'm also away from home."
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Tennessee Neighbor Promise

50% Tuition Discount

We offer a tuition scholarship for our Tennessee neighbors, because a state line doesn’t mean we aren’t neighbors, and we extend an extra warm welcome for our friends just over the mountain.  We see our local area as those living within a close radius of our campus and we want to make sure we are accessible to students in our area. To do that, we have made a commitment, we call it our Tennessee Neighbor Promise. The Tennessee Neighbor Promise guarantees a minimum of a 50 percent discount on tuition to traditional undergraduate students who live or attend high school in the counties closest to the MHU campus. We have optimized financial aid, with tiered aid packages based on need. This means your cost to live on -campus will range from $7000–$15,500 (Including housing and food). Many students may receive even more funding through grants and scholarships. 

Living near home has its benefits. Maybe it’s the opportunity to keep up with friends, a possibility of a nice homecooked meal once and a while, or you just want to stay where your roots are planted and give back in your own community… whatever it may be, attending this beautiful school in the mountains has plenty of perks!


Tennessee Neighbor Promise

Mars Hill’s campus is close to many Tennessee border counties and the Local Lion Promise has been extended to our Tennessee neighbors! Attending a private university can be affordable and has the added benefit of smaller class sizes and more opportunities to be active in college athletics and various organizations – all while staying closer to home. Students who live or attend high school in the following counties are eligible for a lower tuition price, ranging from $7000–$15,500 (including housing, food and books) at Mars Hill University.

  • Carter
  • Cocke
  • Greene
  • Unicoi
  • Washington

A commitment to the region

Founded in 1856, Mars Hill University is an institution which is located in the heart of the western North Carolina mountains. MHU’s ties to the community and its commitment to local students run deep. For eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina, Mars Hill University offers the opportunity to explore possibility within yourself, connect to your true calling, and develop resiliency in your own back yard. The Tennessee Neighbor Promise is our invitation to take advantage of that opportunity.


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