Scholarships & Costs | College of Communication & Information | Kent State University

Scholarships & Costs

Plan for Your College Expenses as a CCI Student

We’ve outlined the expenses to be a Kent State student, as well as any specific required purchases as a Communication and Information student. You may also qualify for scholarships that are only available to students within CCI.

Tuition & Expenses

See the cumulative cost of tuition, room & board and other expenses as a Kent State University CCI student.

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Estimated Additional Costs for Undergraduate Majors

In addition to university tuition and expenses, CCI majors should also consider budgeting for the following expenses.  These items are provided for planning purposes only and will vary depending on your major and individual needs.

  • College Program Fees (Up to $120 / academic year - charged to student account)

  • School Program Fees (Up to $100 / academic year for VCD majors only - charged to student account)

  • Course Fees (up to $500 / academic year - charged to student account)

  • Textbooks (Up to $375 / academic year for required CCI classes)

  • Laptop/Hardware/Equipment (Typically one-time laptop/hardware purchase estimated at between $1,200 - $3,500 for select majors, with additional equipment costs of up to $150 / academic year)

  • Computer Software (up to $555 / academic year for select majors)

  • Class Project Materials (up to $315 / academic year for select majors)

Please contact your school or department for specific expenses and equipment costs.   CCI graduate students should check with their department for estimated expenses.

See more information about CCI technology and software purchases.

Financial aid

Find out the process for applying for financial aid, loans (FAFSA) & alternative loans.

Kent State Financial Aid


Kent State Scholarships

There are over 700 scholarships offered by various Kent State University departments to both undergraduate and graduate students. Some scholarships are offered only to incoming freshman, while others are only available to returning students. Many scholarships are open to students in all schools & colleges.

View and Search for Kent State Scholarships

Specific Scholarships for Communication & Information Students

The College of Communication and Information offers many scholarships specific to students within our majors and programs (both new and returning students). You can view them below (although many are also listed under the university scholarship search tool).


Diversity Scholarships for Communication & Information Students

CCI students with diverse identities and backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply for diversity scholarships.

See CCI Diversity Scholarships


Each year, the College of Communication and Information commits approximately $800,000 in financial support for new and continuing graduate students.

Graduate Student Assistantships, Awards and Fellowships