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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
  • 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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  • 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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