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Eastern Tuition & Cost

Richmond, Kentucky

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Kentucky Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Eastern Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$610
Room and Board $10,476
Other Expenses Budget$2,800
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Eastern Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$610
Room and Board $10,476
Other Expenses Budget$2,800

Residents of Kentucky pay an annual total price of $24,352 to attend Eastern Kentucky University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $9,266 for tuition, $10,476 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $610 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $34,424 which is 41.4% higher than Kentucky residents. The tuition charge is $19,338 while room and board is $10,476, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $610.

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 Eastern Kentucky 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 Eastern Kentucky University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,397
$30,001 to $48,000$11,641
$48,001 to $75,000$14,004
$75,001 to $110,000$17,293

The average reported annual net price for Eastern Kentucky University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,674 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

98% of full-time undergrad Eastern Kentucky 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 $8,608 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 59% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,015 and 7% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,297.

Finanical Aid Eastern Kentucky University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,608 98%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $6,357 65%
Pell Grants $4,411 45%
Other Federal Grants $538 16%
State and Local Grants $2,530 85%
Federal Student Loans $5,015 59%
Other Student Loans $10,297 7%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Eastern Kentucky University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $47,468. The loan balance of $47,468 is a four year multiple of the $11,867 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 $453 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 $47,468
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $452.90
Total Interest Paid $6,879.65
Sum of All Loan Payments $54,347.65

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Kentucky Residents Non Residents
1 $24,352 $34,424
2 $25,180 $35,594
3 $26,036 $36,804
4 $26,921 $38,055

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Eastern Kentucky University to be $97,408 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.4% 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 Eastern Kentucky University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Kentucky Residents $386 $1,158 $1,544
Out of State Residents $806 $2,418 $3,224

Estimated cost for a class at Eastern Kentucky 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 Eastern Kentucky University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Eastern Kentucky 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=156620 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Kentucky University.