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Ball State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,240 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,498 tuition
$8,820 on campus room & board
$1,260 books and supplies
$662 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$34,204 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$23,462 tuition
$8,820 on campus room & board
$1,260 books and supplies
$662 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,991 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
35% get federal aid ($4,541 avg)
27% get state aid ($5,757 avg)
46% get institn'l aid ($5,991 avg)
67% get loans ($6,936 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.71% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.65% 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 $9,176 64%
Federal Grant Aid $4,541 35%
Pell Grants $4,381 35%
Other Federal Grants $502 11%
Institution Grant Aid $5,991 46%
State Grant Aid $5,757 27%
Student Loans $6,936 67%
Federal Loans $6,072 66%
Other Loans $11,304 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 $320
Out of State $956


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Laurie from Cedar Park, TX
  • Jan-21-2016 I am a past student here

    As I sat at MY desk in MY art room at my first job as an art educator I marveled at how much I loved my job. I am very grateful for the professors at B.S.U. who helped mold me into the career educator that I have become. I recently--after 20 years--contacted one of my former professors from Ball State, Dr. Jim Powell, as I was thinking of outstanding educators. Dr. Powell, among others, easily fall within that category. I have spoken with other teacher friends of mine and I fully believe that I got (or my parent's got their) my money's worth when I attended Ball State University. It is a great choice.

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  • Kandice from Huntington, IN
  • Jun-20-2015 I am a current student here

    It's a pretty good price for a public school and with everything it has to offer both academic and extracurricular wise, the cost is worth it!

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  • 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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