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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,676 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,610 tuition
$10,200 on campus room & board
$800 books
$1,066 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$30,864 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,798 tuition
$10,200 on campus room & board
$800 books
$1,066 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,837 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
75% of students receive aid
26% get federal aid ($4,875 avg)
59% get state aid ($2,376 avg)
45% get institn'l aid ($5,837 avg)
46% get loans ($6,074 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.01% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.00% 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 $7,676 68%
Federal Grant Aid $4,875 26%
Pell Grants $4,054 25%
Other Federal Grants $1,008 23%
Institution Grant Aid $5,837 45%
State Grant Aid $2,376 59%
Student Loans $6,074 46%
Federal Loans $5,179 46%
Other Loans $11,749 4%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does University of Kentucky offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
410 Administration Drive
Lexington, KY 40506-0032
(859) 257-2000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $359
Out of State $783


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 1
  • Danielle from Akron, OH
  • Mar-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Dont waste your money. This school is extremely cheap and will get you on everything. For instance, Im really sick of having to pay to use the library (in parking fees), and getting tickets everywhere I go. I refuse to buy the parking passes because they range from 150-300 a year. I dont understand why parking passes arent included in my 30000+ tuition like most schools. Not to mention the fact that UK is doing an amazing job of tearing down every parking lot in existence for their new dorms. And guess where they are getting money for that (because this school is in serious debt)? From our rising tuition prices!

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  • Courtney from Louisville, KY
  • Mar-05-2014 I am a current student here

    My tuition, with my KEES scholarship, is $3999 per semester. That doesn't take books or my living expenses into account but for the beautiful life that I have here, I'm getting quite the deal. You can't put a price on the experiences of a Kentucky Wildcat.

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  • Rebecca
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    UK is not as expensive as other 4 year universities, although tuition increases each year are getting tough. You get great rates to study abroad and join clubs!

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  • Bethany from Campbellsville, KY
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    It is a pricey state university but it is definitely cheaper than a private university or college. You definitely get what you put in.

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