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Eastern Tuition & Cost

Richmond, Kentucky

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In State Kentucky Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Eastern Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$300
Room and Board $9,410
Other Expenses Budget$2,800

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Eastern Kentucky University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$300
Room and Board $9,410
Other Expenses Budget$2,800

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Eastern Kentucky University for undergraduate students residing in Kentucky is $9,452. Room and board charges total $9,410 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $0 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $300 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $2,800 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Eastern Kentucky University full time should expect a total annual cost of $21,962.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Eastern Kentucky University is $19,724 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $9,410 for room and board, $0 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $300. Students are advised to budget $2,800 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $32,234. This figure is 46.8% higher than what Kentucky residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Eastern Kentucky University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,151 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Eastern Kentucky University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Eastern Kentucky University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,333
$30,001 to $48,000$11,876
$48,001 to $75,000$14,287
$75,001 to $110,000$17,100

Financial Aid

99% 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 $9,729 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 58% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,147 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,406.

Finanical Aid Eastern Kentucky University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,729 99%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $6,584 77%
Pell Grants $4,666 47%
Other Federal Grants $569 15%
State and Local Grants $2,646 84%
Federal Student Loans $5,147 58%
Other Student Loans $10,406 6%

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 $503 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $47,468
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $503.24
Total Interest Paid $12,920.78
Sum of All Loan Payments $60,388.78

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Kentucky Residents Non Residents
1 $21,962 $32,234
2 $22,415 $32,899
3 $22,878 $33,578
4 $23,350 $34,271

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 $87,848 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.1% 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 $394 $1,182 $1,576
Out of State Residents $822 $2,466 $3,288

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

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=156620 IPEDS survey data for Eastern Kentucky University.