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Kean Tuition & Cost

Union, New Jersey

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State New Jersey Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Kean University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,150
Room and Board $14,834
Other Expenses Budget$2,281
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Kean University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$2,150
Room and Board $14,834
Other Expenses Budget$2,281

In-state tuition at Kean University for undergraduate students residing in New Jersey is $10,445. Room and board charges total $14,834 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,000 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $2,150 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $2,281 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Kean University full time should expect a total annual cost of $30,710.

Undergraduate tuition at Kean University is $17,621 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $14,834 for room and board, $1,000 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $2,150. Students are advised to budget $2,281 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $37,886. This figure is 23.4% higher than what New Jersey residents pay.

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

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Kean 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 Kean University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,413
$30,001 to $48,000$15,642
$48,001 to $75,000$20,486
$75,001 to $110,000$24,615

The average reported annual net price for Kean University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,401 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

93% of full-time undergrad Kean 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 $8,686 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 $5,194 and 40% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $7,893.

Finanical Aid Kean University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,686 93%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,020 33%
Pell Grants $5,183 57%
Other Federal Grants $1,182 50%
State and Local Grants $5,495 46%
Federal Student Loans $5,194 59%
Other Student Loans $7,893 40%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Kean University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $65,724. The loan balance of $65,724 is a four year multiple of the $16,431 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 $697 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 $65,724
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $696.78
Total Interest Paid $17,890.05
Sum of All Loan Payments $83,614.05

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year New Jersey Residents Non Residents
1 $30,710 $37,886
2 $32,842 $40,516
3 $35,121 $43,328
4 $37,559 $46,335

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Kean University to be $122,840 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 6.9% 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 Kean University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
New Jersey Residents $406 $1,218 $1,624
Out of State Residents $630 $1,890 $2,520

Estimated cost for a class at Kean 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 Kean University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Kean 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=185262 IPEDS survey data for Kean University.