International Student Aid

Kent State offers a highly favorable match between the cost and quality of a college degree.

We offer more than 360 programs at the certificate, undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. levels. 

A very affordable American education

As an international student, you’re qualified for many of Kent State's scholarships, especially if you have a strong academic background.

  • 91% of first-year students receive financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans or employment
  • 85% of full-time undergraduate students receive financial assistance
  • $66+ million in scholarships were offered to incoming freshmen in 2020-2021
  • $420+ million in scholarships and financial aid was awarded to more than 32,000 students in 2019-2020

Financial Aid Resources

These costs are unique for international and would not apply to domestic students.


Estimated Expenses 2022-2023 (Also for Issuing I20's)


International Undergraduate 

(Full time for immigration purposes - 12-18 credit hours)

International Graduate 

(Full time for immigration purposes - 9 credit hours)

ESL American Academy Aeronautics w/Flight Tech Only Master of Architecture, Arch & Env Design, Landscape & Arch, Urban Design, Healthcare Design
Tuition and Fees (1 year, two semesters) - out of state tuition) *




$12,000 $41,579 $24,023
Living Expenses (estimated)




$12,676  $12,676  $12,676 
Other Costs: Medical Insurance and Books/Supplies (estimated)






$8,161 $8,161
Total $42,416                               $43,360 $27,074 $32,837 $62,416 $44,860

*Aeronautics with Flight Technology majors, please add approximately $20,000 in tuition costs.

**The Master of Architecture, Architecture & Environmental Design, Landscape & Architecture, Urban Design, and Healthcare Design programs typically add around $1,500 extra in tuition costs.

For issuing I20's, additional proof of finances must also be provided for dependents as follows:

  • $4,500 for spouse or other first dependent
  • $2,500 for each additional dependent

Kent State University requires all international students to purchase the sponsored student health insurance plan. Under certain criteria, a student may request a waiver of this charge.

Please see information about International Student Health Insurance.