Tuition And Fees (2015 - 2016)

Paying for college is an important aspect of realizing your academic goals. Kent State's affordable tuition helps you keep costs low as you pursue your education. In addition, Kent State University is ranked as one of top public research universities in the United States. Kent State will provide a high-quality education at an affordable price.

2015 - 2016 Tuition Cost (Fall 2015, Spring/Summer 2016)

 

The information reflects at a glance, generalized rates and are intended to act as a guide. Actual tuition costs may vary based on chosen a student’s academic plan. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees can be found in the University Fee Register located on the Bursar’s website at http://www.kent.edu/bursar/university-fee-register. Other expenses not included in this total include a one-time enrollment fee and the following estimates: books $1,400; transportation $1,782; miscellaneous expenses $2,430.

Kent Campus: Fall/Spring
Kent Campus: Per-credit hour
Regional Campus: Fall/Spring
College of Podiatric Medicine

This information reflects the cumulative cost for Kent Campus students, closer to what to anticipate on your billing statement, and encompasses tuition, room and board.

Undergraduate

  Ohio Resident Non-Ohio Resident

Tuition1

$10,012.00 $18,212.00

Room & Board2

$10,334.00 $10,334.00

Total

$20,346.00 $28,546.00

1Based on 12-18 semester hours (one academic year, two semesters for a full-time student). Program and special course fees are additional. A $456 per-credit-hour fee applies to all enrolled semester hours above 18 credits.

2Based on a standard double room and basic board plan. Other room types and board plans at different prices are available.

 

 


 

International

  Undergraduate

Tuition & Fees1

$18,212.00

Room & Board2

$10,334.00

Other: Medical Insurance, Books & Supplies3

$2,864.00

Total

$31,410.00

1Based on one academic year, two semesters for a full-time international student. Program and special course fees are additional.

2Based on a standard double room and basic board plan. Other room types and board plans at different prices are available.

3Medical insurance costs will vary depending on your plan. The United States does not have universal health care. For this reason, the university requires all international students to purchase and maintain health insurance coverage and it strongly encourages married students to carry health insurance coverage for their dependents in the United States.

 

The below information reflects the cost per credit hour for Kent Campus students.

* THERE IS NO FLAT RATE FOR SUMMER.  THEREFORE, STUDENTS PAY THE PER CREDIT HOUR RATE FOR EACH CREDIT HOUR THEY ARE REGISTERED FOR.

Undergraduate

Ohio Resident

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total
1 $382.30 $73.70 $456.00
2 $764.60 $147.40 $912.00
3 $1,146.90 $221.10 $1,368.00
4 $1,529.20 $294.80 $1,824.00
5 $1,911.50 $368.50 $2,280.00
6 $2,293.80 $442.20 $2,736.00
7 $2,676.10 $515.90 $3,192.00
8 $3,058.40 $589.60 $3,648.00
9 $3,440.70 $663.30 $4,104.00
10 $3,823.00 $737.00 $4,560.00
11 $4,129.00 $796.00 $4,925.00
12-182 $4,196.30 $809.70 $5,006.00

Non-Ohio Resident, INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total
1 $744.30 $73.70 $818.00
2 $1,488.60 $147.40 $1,636.00
3 $2,232.90 $221.10 $2,454.00
4 $2,977.20 $294.80 $3,272.00
5 $3,721.50 $368.50 $4,090.00
6 $4,465.80 $442.20 $4,908.00
7 $5,210.10 $515.90 $5,726.00
8 $5,954.40 $589.60 $6,544.00
9 $6,698.70 $663.30 $7,362.00
10 $7,443.00 $737.00 $8,180.00
11 $8,111.00 $796.00 $8,998.00
12-182 $8,296.30 $809.70 $9,106.00

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours and attending a Regional campus and the Kent campus concurrently, tuition will be assessed individually for each campus.  These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent campus 12-18 hour rate during fall and spring terms.    

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 students taking between 12-18 credit hours. An additional $456 per credit hour is assessed for  each credit hour enrolled above 18.

Payment due dates can be found on the Bursar's website.


* THERE IS NO FLAT RATE FOR SUMMER.  THEREFORE, STUDENTS PAY THE PER CREDIT HOUR RATE FOR EACH CREDIT HOUR THEY ARE REGISTERED FOR.

Graduate

AY 15/16 Rates (Fall 2015 and Spring 2016) - Graduate (GR) Instructional and General Fee per hour rates1

         Graduate Ohio Resident                                                                                       Graduate Non-Ohio Resident

Hours Instructional Fee Geneneral Fee Total
1 $421.30 $73.70 $495.00
2 $842.60 $147.40 $990.00
3 $1,263.90 $221.10 $1,485.00
4 $1685.20 $294.80 $1,980.00
5 $2106.50 $368.50 $2,475.00
6 $2,527.80 $442.20 $2,970.00
7 $2,949.10 $515.90 $3,465.00
8 $3,370.40 $589.60 $3,960.00
9 $3,791.70 $663.30 $4,455.00
10 $4,213.00 $737.00 $4,950.00
11-182 $4,622.30 $809.70 $5,432.00
Hours Instructional Fee General Fee Total
1 $763.30 $73.70 $837.00
2 $1,526.60 $147.40 $1,674.00
3 $2,289.90 $221.10 $2,511.00
4 $3,053.20 $294.80 $3,348.00
5 $3,816.50 $368.50 $4,185.00
6 $4,579.80 $442.20 $5,022.00
7 $5,343.10 $515.90 $5,859.00
8 $6,106.40 $589.60 $6,696.00
9 $6,869.70 $663.30 $7,533.00
10 $7,633.00 $737.00 $8,370.00
11-182 $8,722.30 $809.70 $9,532.00

Dissertation I – Equal to 6 graduate credit hours:  $2,970 ($2,527.80 Instructional fee/$442.20 General fee)

Thesis II –  Equal to 1/3 of the graduate per credit hour rate: $161.00 ($139.55 Instructional fee/$24.45 General fee)         

Dissertation II – Equal to 1/3 of the graduate per credit hour rate: $161.00 ($139.55 Instructional fee/$24.45 General fee)

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 students taking between 11-18 credit hours. An additional $495 per credit hour is assessed for each credit hour enrolled above 18.        

²  A flat rate applies to students taking between 11-18 credit hours. An additional $495 per credit hour is assessed for each credit hour enrolled above 18.        

Payment due dates can be found on the Bursar's website.


* THERE IS NO FLAT RATE FOR SUMMER.  THEREFORE, STUDENTS PAY THE PER CREDIT HOUR RATE FOR EACH CREDIT HOUR THEY ARE REGISTERED FOR.

International

Undergraduate Students

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total
1 $744.30 $73.70 $818.00
2 $1,488.60 $147.40 $1,636.00
3 $2,232.90 $221.10 $2,454.00
4 $2,977.20 $294.80 $3,272.00
5 $3,721.50 $368.50 $4,090.00
6 $4,465.80 $442.20 $4,908.00
7 $5,210.10 $515.90 $5,726.00
8 $5,954.40 $589.60 $6,544.00
9 $6,698.70 $663.30 $7,362.00
10 $7,443.00 $737.00 $8,180.00
11 $8,111.00 $796.00 $8,998.00
12-182 $8,296.30 $809.70 $9,106.00

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours and attending a Regional campus and the Kent campus concurrently, tuition will be assessed individually for each campus.  These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent campus 12-18 hour rate during fall and spring terms.    

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 students taking between 12-18 credit hours. An additional $456 per credit hour is assessed for  each credit hour enrolled above 18.

Payment due dates can be found on the Bursar's website.

 

*THERE IS NO FLAT RATE FOR SUMMER.  THEREFORE, STUDENTS PAY THE PER CREDIT HOUR RATE FOR EACH CREDIT HOUR THEY ARE REGISTERED FOR.

Regional Campus Undergraduate Students

Ohio Resident - Lower Division2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total
1 $240.20 $17.80 $258.00
2 $480.40 $35.60 $516.00
3 $720.60 $53.40 $774.00
4 $960.80 $71.20 $1,032.00
5 $1,201.00 $89.00 $1,290.00
6 $1,441.20 $106.80 $1,548.00
7 $1,681.40 $124.60 $1,806.00
8 $1,921.60 $142.40 $2,064.00
9 $2,161.80 $160.20 $2,322.00
10 $2,402.00 $178.00 $2,580.00
11 $2,594.00 $192.00 $2,786.00
12-184 $2,636.50 $195.50 $2,832.00

Ohio Resident - Upper Division3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total
1 $284.20 $17.80 $302.00
2 $568.40 $35.60 $604.00
3 $852.60 $53.40 $906.00
4 $1,136.80 $71.20 $1,208.00
5 $1,421.00 $89.00 $1,510.00
6 $1,705.20 $106.80 $1,812.00
7 $1,989.40 $124.60 $2,114.00
8 $2,273.60 $142.40 $2,416.00
9 $2,557.80 $160.20 $2,718.00
10 $2,842.00 $178.00 $3,020.00
11 $3,070.00 $192.00 $3,262.00
12-184 $3,123.50 $195.50 $3,319.00

 

 

* THERE IS NO FLAT RATE FOR SUMMER.  THEREFORE, STUDENTS PAY THE PER CREDIT HOUR RATE FOR EACH CREDIT HOUR THEY ARE REGISTERED FOR.

 

Non-Ohio Resident - Lower Division2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total
1 $602.20 $17.80 $620.00
2 $1,204.40 $35.60 $1,240.00
3 $1,806.60 $53.40 $1,860.00
4 $2,408.80 $71.20 $2,480.00
5 $3,011.00 $89.00 $3,100.00
6 $3,613.20 $106.80 $3,720.00
7 $4,215.40 $124.60 $4,340.00
8 $4,817.60 $142.40 $4,960.00
9 $5,419.80 $160.20 $5,580.00
10 $6,022.00 $178.00 $6,200.00
11 $6,576.00 $192.00 $6,768.00
12-184 $6,736.50 $195.50 $6,932.00

Non-Ohio Resident - Upper Division3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total
1 $646.20 $17.80 $664.00
2 $1,292.40 $35.60 $1,328.00
3 $1,938.60 $53.40 $1,992.00
4 $2,584.80 $71.20 $2,656.00
5 $3,231.00 $89.00 $3,320.00
6 $3,877.20 $106.80 $3,984.00
7 $4,523.40 $124.60 $4,648.00
8 $5,169.60 $142.40 $5,312.00
9 $5,815.80 $160.20 $5,976.00
10 $6,462.00 $178.00 $6,640.00
11 $7,052.00 $192.00 $7,244.00
12-184 $7,223.50 $195.50 $7,419.00

* THERE IS NO FLAT RATE FOR SUMMER.  THEREFORE, STUDENTS PAY THE PER CREDIT HOUR RATE FOR EACH CREDIT HOUR THEY ARE REGISTERED FOR.

NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA & WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA TUITION RATES

NON-OHIO RESIDENT - LOWER DIVISION2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total
1 $313.20 $17.80 $331.00
2 $626.40 $35.60 $662.00
3 $939.60 $53.40 $993.00
4 $1,252.80 $71.20 $1,324.00
5 $1,566.00 $89.00 $1,655.00
6 $1,879.20 $106.80 $1,986.00
7 $2,192.40 $124.60 $2,317.00
8 $2,505.60 $142.40 $2,648.00
9 $2,818.80 $160.20 $2,979.00
10 $3,132.00 $178.00 $3,310.00
11 $3,397.00 $192.00 $3,589.00
12-184 3,456.50 $195.50 $3,652.00

NON-OHIO RESIDENT - UPPER DIVISION3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total
1 $357.20 $17.80 $375.00
2 $714.40 $35.60 $750.00
3 $1,071.60 $53.40 $1,125.00
4 $1,428.80 $71.20 $1,500.00
5 $1,786.00 $89.00 $1,875.00
6 $2,143.20 $106.80 $2,250.00
7 $2,500.40 $124.60 $2,625.00
8 $2,857.60 $142.40 $3,000.00
9 $3,214.80 $160.20 $3,375.00
10 $3,572.00 $178.00 $3,750.00
11 $3,873.00 $192.00 $4,065.00
12-184 $3,943.50 $195.50 $4,139.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours and attending a Regional campus and the Kent campus concurrently, tuition will be assessed individually for each campus.  These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent campus 12-18 hour rate during fall and spring terms.    

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 12-18 hour rate.                         

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 12-18 hour rate. 

⁴ Students enrolled at both a Regional campus and the Kent campus for more than 18 credit hours will be assessed an additional $456 per credit hour for each credit hour enrolled above 18.                                   

Note: There is an additional $84 per credit hour instructional fee for lower division and $65 per credit hour instructional fee for upper division fully online regional campuses courses.   This fee excludes online courses associated exclusively with the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies, and Associate of Applied Business programs.           

Payment due dates can be found on the Bursar's website.


* THERE IS NO FLAT RATE FOR SUMMER.  THEREFORE, STUDENTS PAY THE PER CREDIT HOUR RATE FOR EACH CREDIT HOUR THEY ARE REGISTERED FOR.

Graduate Students - Graduate Student rates are based on Kent campus Graduate Rate

 

Payment due dates can be found on the Bursar's website.

The below information reflects the cost for the College of Podiatric Medicine. The international student activity fee is $20 per semester or $40 for the academic year for international students only.

Ohio Resident

Cohort Group Annual Tuition
Four Year Program $34,725.00
Five Year Program ‐ Year 1,2 $23,161.00
Five Year Program ‐ Year 3, 4, 5 $34,725.00

Non-Ohio Resident

Cohort Group Annual Tuition
Four Year Program $34,735.00
Five Year Program ‐ Year 1,2 $23,168.00
Five Year Program ‐ Year 3, 4, 5 $34,735.00