2020-2021 Tuition Guarantee Rates

The tuition rates below are for first-year undergraduate or transfer students that are starting their first year in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters.

Kent State offers all eligible new first-year and transfer undergraduate students the certainty that the Ohio resident tuition rate (i.e. instructional and general fee) career services fee, as well as room and board plan charges would not increase for their applicable cohort rate.  Participation in the guarantee program is required for all new first-year degree-seeking undergraduate and eligible transfer students enrolling at Kent State for the first time in fall semester of 2019 or later.

Find information about cohort definitions in the first frequently asked question (FAQ) on our FAQ page.

If you are not a first-year undergraduate or transfer student that is starting your first year in the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters, see the drop down selector below.

2020-2021 Tuition Guarantee Cost At-a-Glance

The information reflects at-a-glance, generalized rates and are intended to act as a guide.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees can be found in the University Fee Register. Other expenses not included in this total include a one-time enrollment fee and the following estimates: books $1,200; transportation $2,054; miscellaneous expenses $1,672.

Undergraduate - Kent Campus

Expense Ohio Resident Non-Ohio Resident3
Tuition1 $11,587.04 $20463.04
Room & Board2 $12,084.00 $12,084.00
Total $23,671.04 $32,547.04

1 Based on 12-18 semester hours (one academic year, two semesters for a full-time student). Program and special course fees are additional. A $519.45 per-credit-hour fee applies to all enrolled semester hours above 18 credits.

2 Based on a standard double room and The Blue board plan. Other room types and board plans at different prices are available. Please see the room and board rates tab above for more details.

3 Non-Ohio Resident Surcharge is subject to change each fall.

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop


 

International Undergraduate

Expense Non-Ohio Resident3
Tuition & Fees1 $20,463.04
Room & Board2 $12,084.00
Other: Medical Insurance, Books & Supplies4 $7,676.00
Total $38,497.04

1 Based on 12-18 semester hours (one academic year, two semesters for a full-time student). Program and special course fees are additional. A $519.45 per-credit-hour fee applies to all enrolled semester hours above 18 credits.

2 Based on a standard double room and The Blue board plan. Other room types and board plans at different prices are available. Please see the room and board rates tab above for more details.

3 Non-Ohio Resident Surcharge is subject to change each fall.

4 Based on the Student Health Insurance premium for one year. The United States does not have universal health care. For this reason, the 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.Total is based on an estimated cost of the required books/supplies for each term and is subject to change each fall.

More information on medical insurance for international students can be found on the University Health Services website.

All international students are required to pay the $20 per semester International Student Activity Fee.  The fee is assessed each semester to support the delivery of the various programs ISSS provides to its students.

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop

Kent Campus: 2020-2021 Tuition Guarantee Rates

Undergraduate Rates - Kent Campus 2020-2021 Tuition Guarantee Cohort Rates (TGCR)

Ohio Resident  Rates

Hours Instructional
Fee
General Fee1  Total Tuition  Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $438.35 $81.10 $519.45 $6.46 $525.91
2 $876.70 $162.20 $1,038.90 $12.92 $1,051.82
3 $1,315.05 $243.30 $1,558.35 $19.38 $1,577.73
4 $1,753.40 $324.40 $2,077.80 $25.84 $2,103.64
5 $2,191.75 $405.50 $2,597.25 $32.30 $2,629.55
6 $2,630.10 $486.60 $3,116.70 $38.76 $3,155.46
7 $3,068.45 $567.70 $3,636.15 $45.22 $3,681.37
8 $3,506.80 $648.80 $4,155.60 $51.68 $4,207.28
9 $3,945.15 $729.90 $4,675.05 $58.14 $4,733.19
10 $4,383.50 $811.00 $5,194.50 $64.60 $5,259.10
11 $4,801.95 $878.35 $5,680.30 $71.06 $5,751.36
12-182 $4,823.40 $892.60 $5,716.00 $77.52 $5,793.52

Non-Ohio Resident Rates

Hours Instructional
Fee
General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge3
 Total Tuition  Career
Services
Fee       
Total TGCR
1 $438.35 $81.10 $370.00 $889.45 $6.46 $895.91
2 $876.70 $162.20 $740.00 $1,778.90 $12.92 $1,791.82
3 $1,315.05 $243.30 $1,110.00 $2,668.35 $19.38 $2,687.73
4 $1,753.40 $324.40 $1,480.00 $3,557.80 $25.84 $3,583.64
5 $2,191.75 $405.50 $1,850.00 $4,447.25 $32.30 $4,479.55
6 $2,630.10 $486.60 $2,220.00 $5,336.70 $38.76 $5,375.46
7 $3,068.45 $567.70 $2,590.00 $6,226.15 $45.22 $6,271.37
8 $3,506.80 $648.80 $2,960.00 $7,115.60 $51.68 $7,167.28
9 $3,945.15 $729.90 $3,330.00 $8,005.05 $58.14 $8,063.19
10 $4,383.50 $811.00 $3,700.00 $8,894.50 $64.60 $8,959.10
11 $4,801.95 $878.35 $4,070.00 $9,750.30 $71.06 $9,821.36
12-182 $4,823.40 $892.60 $4,438.00 $10,154.00 $77.52 $10,231.52

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours a attending a Regional Campus and the Kent Campus concurrently, the cohort rate will be assessed individually for each campus.  These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent Campus cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours during fall and spring terms.  The rate for summer terms are not capped at the full-time tuition rate between 12-18 credit hours.  Instead, the summer guarantee rate is based on the guaranteed cohort per-credit-hour rate.    

1 The general fee is mainly used to support student services and operations.  Examples include recreation services, athletics, student center, transportation services, and student organizations.  There's also a component that provides funding for facilities needs and for investment in off campus and distance learning.  Allocations of the general fee revenues are part of the University's annual budget building process.      

2 A flat rate applies to undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours and graduate students taking between 11-18 credit hours. An additional $519.45 per credit hour is assessed for each credit hour enrolled above 18 for undergraduates and an additional $536.00 per credit hour above 18 for graduate students. Visit the Per-Credit-Hour Fee page for more information. 

3 This rate is subject to change each Fall. Please visit the FAQs on the Kent State Tuition for Online Degrees webpage for more information about the non-Ohio-resident surcharge for approved fully online degree and certificate programs.


Payment Due Dates

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website.

Regional Campus: 2020-2021 Tuition Guarantee Rates

Regional Campus Per Credit Hour 2020-2021 Tuition-Guarantee Cohort Rates (TGCR)

OHIO RESIDENT
LOWER DIVISION Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $274.50 $19.50 $294.00 $3.87 $297.87
2 $549.00 $39.00 $588.00 $7.74 $595.74
3 $823.50 $58.50 $882.00 $11.61 $893.61
4 $1,098.00 $78.00 $1,176.00 $15.48 $1,191.48
5 $1,372.50 $97.50 $1,470.00 $19.35 $1,489.35
6 $1,647.00 $117.00 $1,764.00 $23.22 $1,787.22
7 $1,921.50 $136.50 $2,058.00 $27.09 $2,085.09
8 $2,196.00 $156.00 $2,352.00 $30.96 $2,382.96
9 $2,470.50 $175.50 $2,646.00 $34.83 $2,680.83
10 $2,745.00 $195.00 $2,940.00 $38.70 $2,978.70
11 $3,003.48 $212.08 $3,215.56 $42.57 $3,258.13
12-184 $3,018.50 $215.50 $3,234.00 $46.44 $3,280.44

OHIO RESIDENT
UPPER DIVISION Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee 1 Total Tuition Career Services Fee Total TGCR
1 $325.05 $19.50 $344.55 $3.87 $348.42
2 $650.10 $39.00 $689.10 $7.74 $696.84
3 $975.15 $58.50 $1,033.65 $11.61 $1,045.26
4 $1,300.20 $78.00 $1,378.20 $15.48 $1,393.68
5 $1,625.25 $97.50 $1,722.75 $19.35 $1,742.10
6 $1,950.30 $117.00 $2,067.30 $23.22 $2,090.52
7 $2,275.35 $136.50 $2,411.85 $27.09 $2,438.94
8 $2,600.40 $156.00 $2,756.40 $30.96 $2,787.36
9 $2,925.45 $175.50 $3,100.95 $34.83 $3,135.78
10 $3,250.50 $195.00 $3,445.50 $38.70 $3,484.20
11 $3,551.57 $212.08 $3,763.65 $42.57 $3,806.22
12-184 $3,574.50 $215.50 $3,790.00 $46.44 $3,836.44

NON-OHIO RESIDENT
LOWER DIVISION Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career Services Fee Total TGCR
1 $274.50 $19.50 $370.00 $664.00 $3.87 $667.87
2 $549.00 $39.00 $740.00 $1,328.00 $7.74 $1,335.74
3 $823.50 $58.50 $1,110.00 $1,992.00 $11.61 $2,003.61
4 $1,098.00 $78.00 $1,480.00 $2,656.00 $15.48 $2,671.48
5 $1,372.50 $97.50 $1,850.00 $3,320.00 $19.35 $3,339.35
6 $1,647.00 $117.00 $2,220.00 $3,984.00 $23.22 $4,007.22
7 $1,921.50 $136.50 $2,590.00 $4,648.00 $27.09 $4,675.09
8 $2,196.00 $156.00 $2,960.00 $5,312.00 $30.96 $5,342.96
9 $2,470.50 $175.50 $3,330.00 $5,976.00 $34.83 $6,010.83
10 $2,745.00 $195.00 $3,700.00 $6640.00 $38.70 $6,678.70
11 $3,003.48 $212.08 $4,070.00 $7,285.56 $42.57 $7,328.13
12-184 $3,018.50 $215.50 $4,438.00 $7,672.00 $46.44 $7,718.44

NON-OHIO RESIDENT
UPPER DIVISION Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career Services Fee Total TGCR
1 $325.05 $19.50 $370.00 $714.55 $3.87 $718.42
2 $650.10 $39.00 $740.00 $1,429.10 $7.74 $1,436.84
3 $975.15 $58.50 $1,110.00 $2,143.65 $11.61 $2,155.26
4 $1,300.20 $78.00 $1,480.00 $2,858.20 $15.48 $2,873.68
5 $1,625.25 $97.50 $1,850.00 $3,572.75 $19.35 $3,592.10
6 $1,950.30 $117.00 $2,220.00 $4,287.30 $23.22 $4,310.52
7 $2,275.35 $136.50 $2,590.00 $5,001.85 $27.09 $5,028.94
8 $2,600.40 $156.00 $2,960.00 $5,716.40 $30.96 $5,747.36
9 $2,925.45 $175.50 $3,330.00 $6,430.95 $34.83 $6,465.78
10 $3,250.50 $195.00 $3,700.00 $7,145.50 $38.70 $7,184.20
11 $3,551.57 $212.08 $4,070.00 $7,833.65 $42.57 $7,876.22
12-184 $3,574.50 $215.50 $4,438.00 $8,228.00 $46.44 $8,274.44

Northern WV/Western PA
Lower Division Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career Services Fee Total TGCR
1 $274.50 $19.50 $74.00 $368.00 $3.87 $371.87
2 $549.00 $39.00 $148.00 $736.00 $7.74 $743.74
3 $823.50 $58.50 $222.00 $1,104.00 $11.61 $1,115.61
4 $1,098.00 $78.00 $296.00 $1,472.00 $15.48 $1,487.48
5 $1,372.50 $97.50 $370.00 $1,840.00 $19.35 $1,859.35
6 $1,647.00 $117.00 $444.00 $2,208.00 $23.22 $2,231.22
7 $1,921.50 $136.50 $518.00 $2,576.00 $27.09 $2,603.09
8 $2,196.00 $156.00 $592.00 $2,944.00 $30.96 $2,974.96
9 $2,470.50 $175.50 $666.00 $3,312.00 $34.83 $3,346.83
10 $2,745.00 $195.00 $740.00 $3,680.00 $38.70 $3,718.70
11 $3,003.48 $212.08 $814.00 $4,029.56 $42.57 $4,072.13
12-184 $3,018.50 $215.50 $887.00 $4,121.00 $46.44 $4,167.44

Northern WV/Western PA
Upper Division Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $325.05 $19.50 $74.00 $418.55 $3.87 $422.42
2 $650.10 $39.00 $148.00 $837.10 $7.74 $844.84
3 $975.15 $58.50 $222.00 $1,255.65 $11.61 $1,267.26
4 $1,300.20 $78.00 $296.00 $1,674.20 $15.48 $1,689.68
5 $1,625.25 $97.50 $370.00 $2,092.75 $19.35 $2,112.10
6 $1,950.30 $117.00 $444.00 $2,511.30 $23.22 $2,534.52
7 $2,275.35 $136.50 $518.00 $2,929.85 $27.09 $2,956.94
8 $2,600.40 $156.00 $592.00 $3,348.40 $30.96 $3,379.36
9 $2,925.45 $175.50 $666.00 $3,766.95 $34.83 $3,801.78
10 $3,250.50 $195.00 $740.00 $4,185.50 $38.70 $4,224.20
11 $3,551.57 $212.08 $814.00 $4,577.65 $42.57 $4,620.22
12-184 $3,574.50 $215.50 $887.00 $4,677.00 $46.44 $4,723.44

 

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours and attending a Regional campus and the Kent campus concurrently, the cohort rate will be assessed individually for each campus.  These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent campus cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours during fall and spring terms.  The rate for summer terms are not capped at the full-time tuition rate between 12-18 credit hours.  Instead, the summer guarantee rate is based on the guaranteed cohort per-credit-hour rate.

1 The general fee is used to fund various non-instructional student and academic support services and operations at the Regional Campuses.  Examples include disability services, learning centers, student activities and organizations.

2 Lower Division includes 10000 and 20000 level courses.  Students only taking regional campus lower division courses will not be assessed more than the respective lower division cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours.

3 Upper Division includes 30000 and 40000 level courses.  Students only taking regional campus lower and upper division courses will not be assessed more than the respective upper division upper division cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours.

4 Students enrolled at both a Regional campus and the Kent campus for more than 18 credit hours will be assessed an additional $519.45 per credit hour for each credit hour enrolled above 18. Visit the Per-Credit-Hour Fee page for more information.

5 This rate is subject to change each Fall. Please visit the FAQs on the Kent State Tuition for Online Degrees webpage for more information about the non-Ohio-resident surcharge for approved fully online degree and certificate programs.

Note: There is an additional $162.10 cohort per credit hour instructional fee for lower division and $111.45 per credit hour instructional fee for upper division fully online regional campuses courses.   This cohort rate excludes online courses associated exclusively with the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies, and Associate of Applied Business programs.


Graduate Students

Graduate Student rates are based on Kent campus Graduate Rate


Payment Due Dates

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website.

2020-2021 Room and Board Rates

Room and Board Rates Included in the Tuition Guarantee Plan 2020-2021

Room Rates

Room Type 2020-2021 Rate per Semester
Triple $3531
Quad $3,531
Double* $3,755
Triple with Private Bath $3,973
Double with Private Bath $4,198
Two Person Semi-Suite with Shared Bath $4,198
Single $4,253
Single with Half Bath $4,473
Deluxe Single $4,583
Single with Shared Bath $4,695
Double Deluxe Apartment $4,857
Single with Private Bath $4,918
Tow Bedroom Suite with Shared Bath $5,025
Single Studio $5,248
Four Bedroom Apartment $5,355
Single Apartment $5,578
   
Greek Housing Rates   
Epsilon-Rho of Kappa Sigma, Inc. $4,231

*Figure used on the Tuition Guarantee At-a-Glance tab.

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Board/Meal Plan Rates

Plan Type 2020-2021 Rate per Semester
The Gold  $2,750
The Kent Plan $2,500
The Blue* (Preponderant)  $2,287
Flash 100  $1,350
Flash 50  $800
Flash 30  $550
Flex Plan  $800
Go Plan (Regional Campus Plan)  $165


*Figure used on the Tuition Guarantee At-a-Glance tab.

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