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BSU Tuition & Cost

Muncie, Indiana

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Indiana Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Ball State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$662
Room and Board $10,796
Other Expenses Budget$2,710
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Ball State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$662
Room and Board $10,796
Other Expenses Budget$2,710

Residents of Indiana pay an annual total price of $25,000 to attend Ball State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $9,482 for tuition, $10,796 room and board, $1,350 for books and supplies and $662 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $41,988 which is 68% higher than Indiana residents. The tuition charge is $26,470 while room and board is $10,796, books and supplies are $1,350 and other fees come in at $662.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Ball State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Ball State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,273
$30,001 to $48,000$10,786
$48,001 to $75,000$15,158
$75,001 to $110,000$19,563

The average reported annual net price for Ball State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,195 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

89% of full-time undergrad Ball State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $12,049 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 61% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,521 and 12% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,741.

Finanical Aid Ball State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $12,049 89%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $7,206 59%
Pell Grants $5,073 40%
Other Federal Grants $508 16%
State and Local Grants $7,539 37%
Federal Student Loans $5,521 61%
Other Student Loans $12,741 12%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Ball State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $48,672. The loan balance of $48,672 is a four year multiple of the $12,168 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $464 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $48,672
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $464.38
Total Interest Paid $7,054.15
Sum of All Loan Payments $55,726.15

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Indiana Residents Non Residents
1 $25,000 $41,988
2 $25,366 $42,602
3 $25,736 $43,225
4 $26,113 $43,857

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Ball State University to be $100,000 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.5% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Ball State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Indiana Residents $314 $942 $1,256
Out of State Residents $1,051 $3,153 $4,204

Estimated cost for a class at Ball State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Ball State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Ball State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=150136 IPEDS survey data for Ball State University.