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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
$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
$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
  • 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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  • 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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