Tuition and Other Costs

Kent State is dedicated to the success of our students. We know that our future students and current students work hard to balance academic and personal success in a fiscally responsible way.

To help you make informed decisions, we know that both at-a-glance and very specific costs provide value at different points in your planning process.

That's why it's important to understand the difference between various numbers related to costs. We're confident that you'll discover our affordable tuition can help you keep costs at a minimum while you work toward success after graduation.

Costs At-A-Glance

Will you be taking classes, living and eating on campus? Or maybe commuting and eating at home? We know it isn’t one size fits all! Our students tackle their college careers differently and you may just need rates for certain aspects of the university experience. As a result, the accordions below enable you to ballpark your costs. For more specific numbers, jump to the cost of attendance information.

Tuition, Dining & Housing - Undergraduate Kent Campus

These numbers are intended to serve as a guide when evaluating Kent State's value and affordability.

The rates for the Fall 2024 entering class per YEAR:

  • Undergraduate Ohio resident tuition:  $13,054  | Non-Ohio resident tuition:  $22,904
  • Housing for a double room: $8,060
  • Dining Services blue meal plan: $5,380

* New cohort rates are established each academic year.

To explore additional at-a-glance costs, such as the gold meal plan or a single room, access:

These costs are unique for domestic and would not apply to international students.
Tuition - All Student Types

These numbers are intended to serve as a guide when evaluating Kent State's value and affordability as it relates to tuition only. 

The 2024-2025 rates per YEAR:

  • Undergraduate:  Ohio resident tuition:  $13,054  | Non-Ohio resident and international student tuition:  $22,904
  • Undergraduate Regional Campus**: Ohio resident tuition:  $7,386  | Non-Ohio resident tuition:  $17,236
  • International undergraduate: $22,904
  • Graduate: Ohio resident tuition:  $10,706  | Non-Ohio resident and international student tuition:  $19,954
  • Online: Costs vary based on program

* Based on one academic year, two semesters for a full-time student. Graduate student tuition based on 9 graduate hours.

**Rates reflect lower-division tuition rates, review tuition and fees schedule for upper-division regional tuition and northern WV/western PA rate information.

Find additional tuition and fees information here.

Housing

Residence Services is committed to helping you find the living and learning environment that will feel like “home” while you’re on campus.

The 2024 cohort semester rate for a double standard room is: $4,030. This rate also applies to non-cohort students for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Find a full list of pricing based on specific residence halls and other variables.

Dining

While the university offers a variety of meal plans, the Kent State Blue plan falls within the middle tier and provides a good number for estimating costs.

The 2024 cohort price is: $2,690 each semester.

Find a full list of options and pricing on the dining services website

More Specific Numbers: Cost of Attendance

Find your full cost of attendance details, which consist of of tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and personal expenses for the award period. Of these components, the expenses directly owed to Kent State University include tuition and fees and, for on-campus students, room and board. You might decide to apply more financial aid to offset additional costs.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Undergraduate Student Tuition Guarantee COHORT RATES 2024-2025

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

This table represents dependent students attending the fall and spring semesters.

TOTAL COSTS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
 KENT CAMPUS, UNDERGRAD, IN-STATEKENT CAMPUS, UNDERGRAD, OUT-OF-STATEREGIONAL CAMPUS, UNDERGRAD, IN-STATE***
TUITION/FEES *$13,054$22,904$7,386
BOOKS, COURSE MATERIAL, SUPPLIES, AND EQUIPMENT$800$800$800
HOUSING/FOOD ALLOWANCE **$13,794$13,794$11,810
PERSONAL EXPENSES$2,214$2,214$2,214
TRANSPORTATION****$2,576$2,576$2,824
LOAN FEES$68$68$68
CAREER SERVICES FEE$178$178$106
TOTAL$32,684$42,534$25,208

* Expenses directly owed to Kent State University.
**Actual costs may vary. Housing and food allowance for students living off campus is $11,810.  Housing and food allowance for students living with parent is $3,748. Off-campus and commuter students do not owe housing and food allowance amounts to Kent State University. 
***Based on lower-division Regional Campus, Undergraduate, In-State living with parent.

****Actual costs may vary. Transportation costs for students living independently off campus or with parents is $3,346. 

All incoming students prior to fall 2024 and graduate students should follow the instructions below to view their Tuition and Fees.  Students can view their cost of attendance in Flashline by following the instructions found under “Your Personal Cost of Attendance – FlashLine” at the bottom of this page.

View Current Tuition Rates

 

Graduate Student Tuition

Graduate Student Non-Guarantee Tuition Rates 2024-2025

This table represents graduate students attending the fall and spring semesters.

TOTAL COSTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
 KENT CAMPUS, GRADUATE, IN-STATEKENT CAMPUS, GRADUATE, OUT-OF-STATE
TUITION/FEES *$10,706$19,954
BOOKS, COURSE MATERIAL, SUPPLIES, AND EQUIPMENT$800$800
HOUSING/FOOD ALLOWANCE **$11,810$11,810
PERSONAL EXPENSES$3,392$3,392
TRANSPORTATION$3,868$3,868
LOAN FEES$156$156
TOTAL$30,732$39,980

* Expenses directly owed to Kent State University.  Based on 9 graduate credit hours.
**Actual costs may vary. Off-Campus and commuter students do not owe housing and food allowance amounts to Kent State University.

Please note: a full-time graduate student is one who is registered for 8 to 16 hours in any one semester, with 16 hours being the maximum number that may be carried per semester.  For more information on the graduate enrollment definition please review the Registration section in the Academic Policy.

International Tuition and Fees
Your Personal Cost of Attendance - FlashLine

The cost of attendance consists of tuition and fees, food and housing, books, course materials, supplies, and equipment, transportation and personal expenses for the award period. Of these components, the expenses directly owed to Kent State University include tuition and fees and, for on-campus students, food and housing.

FlashLine's access Point

  1. Log on to FlashLine and select Student from the main menu.
  2. Under Finances, click on Scholarships & Financial Aid.
  3. Click on Financial Aid Awards, select the current aid year from the drop-down menu and Submit.
  4. Click on the Award Overview tab.
  5. Review the Cost of Attendance based on the "Expected Enrollment Status" and terms listed. Amounts are total year amounts and are not broken down by semester.