Tuition & Costs

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.

Kent State University is ranked as one of the top public research universities in the United States and provides all students with a high-quality education at an affordable price.

Special Update

2019-2020 First-year Student Tuition At-a-Glance Costs

View the 2019-2020 Costs

New Tuition Guarantee

for first-year degree-seeking undergraduate and eligible transfer students starting at Kent State during the 2018-19 academic year

Beginning with the fall 2018 academic year, Kent State will offer 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 will not increase for their applicable cohort rate.  Participation in the 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 2018 or later.

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

View Tuition Guarantee, 
Room and Board Rates
  Tuition Guarantee
Program FAQ

Current Tuition Rates

for current undergraduate students and all graduate and international students

Current Kent State undergraduate students, as well as graduate and international students, are not eligible for the tuition guarantee program. They pay the published rates for each academic year.

View Current Tuition,
Room and Board Rates

The tuition and fee information provided reflects, at a glance, generalized rates and is 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 $1,458; miscellaneous expenses $2,124.


Incidental costs are incurred by students in some nursing programs. Contact your advisor for additional information.