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Kent State Tuition & Cost

Kent, Ohio

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Ohio Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Kent State University at Kent
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $12,084
Other Expenses Budget$3,726
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Kent State University at Kent
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $12,084
Other Expenses Budget$3,726

Residents of Ohio pay an annual total price of $28,019 to attend Kent State University at Kent on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $11,009 for tuition, $12,084 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $0 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $36,895 which is 31.7% higher than Ohio residents. The tuition charge is $19,885 while room and board is $12,084, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $0.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Kent State University at Kent 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 Kent State University at Kent
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,793
$30,001 to $48,000$15,021
$48,001 to $75,000$19,508
$75,001 to $110,000$21,662

The average reported annual net price for Kent State University at Kent for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $19,034 in 2019/2020. 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

96% of full-time undergrad Kent State University at Kent received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,035 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 63% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,393 and 13% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $13,020.

Finanical Aid Kent State University at Kent
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,035 96%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,991 88%
Pell Grants $4,740 31%
Other Federal Grants $1,213 16%
State and Local Grants $2,370 22%
Federal Student Loans $5,393 63%
Other Student Loans $13,020 13%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Kent State University at Kent, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $69,956. The loan balance of $69,956 is a four year multiple of the $17,489 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 $667 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 $69,956
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $667.46
Total Interest Paid $10,138.89
Sum of All Loan Payments $80,094.89

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Ohio Residents Non Residents
1 $28,019 $36,895
2 $28,577 $37,630
3 $29,146 $38,379
4 $29,727 $39,144

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Kent State University at Kent to be $112,076 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2% 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 Kent State University at Kent
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Ohio Residents $490 $1,470 $1,960
Out of State Residents $844 $2,532 $3,376

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Kent State University at Kent 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=203517 IPEDS survey data for Kent State University at Kent.