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Ball State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,910 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,992 tuition
$9,936 on campus room & board
$1,320 books and supplies
$662 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$36,684 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,766 tuition
$9,936 on campus room & board
$1,320 books and supplies
$662 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$9,256 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
88% of students receive aid
35% get federal aid ($4,750 avg)
30% get state aid ($7,358 avg)
40% get institn'l aid ($9,256 avg)
66% get loans ($7,671 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.77% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.77% 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 $10,449 72%
Federal Grant Aid $4,750 35%
Pell Grants $4,575 35%
Other Federal Grants $502 12%
Institution Grant Aid $9,256 40%
State Grant Aid $7,358 30%
Student Loans $7,671 66%
Federal Loans $5,871 65%
Other Loans $12,277 10%

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 $300
Out of State $984


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Keegan from Ann Arbor, MI
  • Jan-23-2018 I am a current student here

    Considering the quality of education compared to the cost of attendance, this is about as good as it gets.

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  • Anonymous
  • Dec-27-2017 I am a current student here

    Ball State offers instate tuition to counties close to Indiana's Eastern border. They are very understanding when it comes to out-of-state students. However, I will say, they do waste some of your money on pointless things (such as rebranding).

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  • 4
  • Shaefer from Anderson, IN
  • Nov-25-2017 I am a current student here

    While I may not particularly enjoy Ball State, you still defiantly get your moneys worth. It offers several services that can help you throughout life, including aid in getting a job and aid in writing essays and resumes.

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  • 4
  • Grace from North Vernon, IN
  • Sep-19-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Considering the quality of the school, it is surprisingly inexpensive. However, if you are willing to attend a smaller school, you can get the same quality education for a little cheaper. There isn't much difference, though.

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  • Melissa from New Palestine, IN
  • Jun-25-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I am going to have a hard time paying for college, but the financial advisors are nice and also know how to help you.

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