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Emporia, Kansas

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Kansas Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Emporia State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,643
Room and Board $9,408
Other Expenses Budget$3,518
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Emporia State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,643
Room and Board $9,408
Other Expenses Budget$3,518

Residents of Kansas pay an annual total price of $20,723 to attend Emporia State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,154 for tuition, $9,408 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $1,643 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $34,640 which is 67.2% higher than Kansas residents. The tuition charge is $19,071 while room and board is $9,408, books and supplies are $1,000 and other fees come in at $1,643.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Emporia State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,624
$30,001 to $48,000$11,964
$48,001 to $75,000$14,465
$75,001 to $110,000$16,515

The average reported annual net price for Emporia State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,319 in 2018/2019. 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 Emporia 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 $5,611 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 78% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,193 and 10% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $9,167.

Finanical Aid Emporia State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $5,611 89%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,672 80%
Pell Grants $4,566 38%
Other Federal Grants $361 25%
State and Local Grants $1,087 22%
Federal Student Loans $5,193 78%
Other Student Loans $9,167 10%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Emporia State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $43,856. The loan balance of $43,856 is a four year multiple of the $10,964 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 $418 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 $43,856
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $418.43
Total Interest Paid $6,356.15
Sum of All Loan Payments $50,212.15

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Kansas Residents Non Residents
1 $20,723 $34,640
2 $21,325 $35,647
3 $21,945 $36,683
4 $22,583 $37,749

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Emporia State University to be $82,892 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.9% 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 Emporia State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Kansas Residents $172 $516 $688
Out of State Residents $636 $1,908 $2,544

Estimated cost for a class at Emporia 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 Emporia State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Emporia State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
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=155025 IPEDS survey data for Emporia State University.