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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,622 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,318 tuition
$8,622 on campus room & board
$1,020 books
$662 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$33,292 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$22,988 tuition
$8,622 on campus room & board
$1,020 books
$662 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,974 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
86% of students receive aid
33% get federal aid ($4,895 avg)
50% get state aid ($3,780 avg)
42% get institn'l aid ($4,974 avg)
60% get loans ($6,128 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.67% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.06% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $9,293 60%
Federal Grant Aid $4,895 33%
Pell Grants $4,011 33%
Other Federal Grants $967 30%
Institution Grant Aid $4,974 42%
State Grant Aid $3,780 50%
Student Loans $6,128 60%
Federal Loans $5,445 59%
Other Loans $9,524 5%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 10
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Ball State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2000 University Ave
Muncie, IN 47306
(765) 289-1241
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $313
Out of State $949


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Shannon from Lombard, IL
  • Apr-04-2014 I am a current student here

    This University does a great job of making items affordable, and often there are give-aways in the Atrium. The best part is absolutely all sporting events are free. If students bring their ID's with them they swipe in and recieve rewards also.

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  • 5
  • Kile from Indianapolis, IN
  • Jan-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Ball State is not very expensive, especially for in-state students and in my opinion, an education here is worth every penny you pay. Ball State is recognized worldwide and you are sure to get a great education to prepare you for a successful future if you are willing to put the work in.

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  • 5
  • Euan from Muncie, IN
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    At Ball State, the rate that you pay gives you exactly what you want out of your academic career.

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  • 5
  • Angie from Rockport, IN
  • Dec-31-2013 I am a current student here

    I feel like tuition is very reasonable and I feel like I am getting my money's worthiness the courses I have taken so far.

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