International Student Aid & Tuition

Kent State offers a highly favorable match between the cost and quality of a college degree. We endeavor to make an American education accessible as you choose from among our 375+ 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. When combined, available scholarships have the potential of awarding an international student up to $68,000 towards a four-year undergraduate degree.

  • 96% of first-year students receive financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans or employment.
  • 88% of full-time undergraduate students receive financial assistance.
  • $86+ million in scholarships were offered to incoming first-year students in 2023-2024.
  • $415+ million in scholarships and financial aid was awarded to more than 30,000 students in 2023-2024.

Financial Aid Resources

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


Estimated Expenses 2023-2024 (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)


(Based on 18 credit hours per semester)

American AcademyAeronautics w/Flight Tech OnlyMaster of Architecture, Arch & Env Design, Landscape & Arch, Urban Design, Healthcare Design
Tuition and Fees (1 year, two semesters) - out of state tuition) *$22,316$19,186$10,776




Living Expenses (estimated)$13,040$13,040$13,040




Other Costs: Medical Insurance and Books/Supplies (estimated)$4,741$4,741$4,741$4,741









Costs may vary depending on a student's individual plan of study.

*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 more information about International Student Health Insurance.