International Tuition and Fees

Kent State offers a highly favorable match between the cost and quality of a college degree.

We offer over 280 undergraduate majors, as well as programs at the master’s and PhD levels. There are a variety of merit-based scholarships for eligible first year international students. When combined, available scholarships have the potential of awarding an international student up to $32,000 towards a 4-year undergraduate degree.

Check our Tuition & Fees page or see the chart below for average tuition and living expenses for an international student for one academic year.

Estimated Expenses 2020-2021 (Also for Issuing I20's)

 

International Undergraduate (12-18 credits) (Full time for immigration purposes) International Graduate (calculated at 9 credits) (Full time for immigration purposes) ESL American Academy Aeronautics w/Flight Tech Mater of Architecture, Arch & Env Design, Landscape & Arch, Urban Design, Healthcare Design
Tuition and Fees (1 year, two semesters) - out of state tuition) *

$20,613

$19,088

$13,272

$13,000

$40,613

$20,488

Living Expenses (estimated)

$14,138

$14,138

$14,138

$14,138

$14,138

$14,138

Other Costs: Medical Insurance and Books/Supplies (estimated)

$5,622

$5,622

$3,950

$5,622

$5,622

$5,622

Total $40,373

 

$38,848 $31,360 $32,760 $60,373 $40,248

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

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.

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.

  • 93% of first year students receive financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans or employment
  • 85% of full-time undergraduate students receive financial assistance
  • $66+ million in scholarships were offered to incoming freshmen in 2020-2021
  • $420+ million in scholarships and financial aid was awarded to over 32,000 students in 2019-2020

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