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KY State Tuition & Cost

Frankfort, Kentucky

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Kentucky Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Kentucky State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$1,320
Room and Board $6,690
Other Expenses Budget$998
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Kentucky State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$1,320
Room and Board $6,690
Other Expenses Budget$998

Residents of Kentucky pay an annual total price of $18,008 to attend Kentucky State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,700 for tuition, $6,690 room and board, $1,300 for books and supplies and $1,320 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $21,858 which is 21.4% higher than Kentucky residents. The tuition charge is $11,550 while room and board is $6,690, books and supplies are $1,300 and other fees come in at $1,320.

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

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Kentucky 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 Kentucky State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,240
$30,001 to $48,000$5,910
$48,001 to $75,000$10,371
$75,001 to $110,000$12,559

The average reported annual net price for Kentucky State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,254 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

97% of full-time undergrad Kentucky 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 $9,646 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 75% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $6,358 and 12% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $9,058.

Finanical Aid Kentucky State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,646 97%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,196 97%
Pell Grants $5,681 73%
Other Federal Grants $1,083 27%
State and Local Grants $2,341 37%
Federal Student Loans $6,358 75%
Other Student Loans $9,058 12%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Kentucky State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $36,340. The loan balance of $36,340 is a four year multiple of the $9,085 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 $347 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 $36,340
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $346.72
Total Interest Paid $5,266.84
Sum of All Loan Payments $41,606.84

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Kentucky Residents Non Residents
1 $18,008 $21,858
2 $18,172 $22,057
3 $18,338 $22,259
4 $18,506 $22,462

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Kentucky State University to be $72,032 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.9% 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 Kentucky State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Kentucky Residents $325 $975 $1,300
Out of State Residents $488 $1,464 $1,952

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Kentucky State 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=157058 IPEDS survey data for Kentucky State University.