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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

$7,448 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
89% of students receive aid
36% get federal aid ($4,763 avg)
31% get state aid ($6,900 avg)
48% get institn'l aid ($7,448 avg)
67% get loans ($7,242 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 $10,754 68%
Federal Grant Aid $4,763 36%
Pell Grants $4,596 36%
Other Federal Grants $499 13%
Institution Grant Aid $7,448 48%
State Grant Aid $6,900 31%
Student Loans $7,242 67%
Federal Loans $5,942 67%
Other Loans $11,038 8%

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
  • 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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  • 4
  • 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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  • 5
  • Maggie from Marion, IN
  • Oct-23-2016 I am a current student here

    I'm so happy with my choice of Ball State. I feel like for what you pay it is worth it. I have visited schools that cost way more than Ball State costs and I was not impressed at all. Many schools will charge high prices and only have one place to eat on campus, or like one place to go for fun. Ball State seems to have it all. It's expensive but you get what you pay for.

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