Tuition & Fees
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.
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 undergraduate and transfer 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.
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.
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.