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Ball State University 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

$5,283 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
35% get federal aid ($4,227 avg)
47% get state aid ($4,037 avg)
47% get institn'l aid ($5,283 avg)
66% get loans ($6,220 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 $9,752 60%
Federal Grant Aid $4,227 35%
Pell Grants $4,026 34%
Other Federal Grants $485 15%
Institution Grant Aid $5,283 47%
State Grant Aid $4,037 47%
Student Loans $6,220 66%
Federal Loans $5,391 66%
Other Loans $10,071 6%

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
  • 3
  • Student
  • Sep-20-2014 I am a current student here

    It's expensive. It cost more to live in the dorms here than it does to pay for tuition. It could definitely be cheaper.

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  • 5
  • Samantha from Mokena, IL
  • May-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Because Ball State University is part of the Midwest Student Exchange Program, I was able to attend an out-of-state school for the same price as an in-state school. I really thinks this school is a hidden gem.

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  • 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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