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Eastern Kentucky University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,534 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,568 tuition
$8,666 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$300 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$27,846 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,880 tuition
$8,666 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$300 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,155 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
98% of students receive aid
47% get federal aid ($4,575 avg)
85% get state aid ($2,365 avg)
51% get institn'l aid ($6,155 avg)
59% get loans ($5,685 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.60% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.07% 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 $7,529 97%
Federal Grant Aid $4,575 47%
Pell Grants $4,412 47%
Other Federal Grants $542 14%
Institution Grant Aid $6,155 51%
State Grant Aid $2,365 85%
Student Loans $5,685 59%
Federal Loans $5,280 59%
Other Loans $9,179 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Eastern Kentucky University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, KY 40475-3102
(859) 622-1000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $357
Out of State $745


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Savannah - Fulton, KY
  • I am a current student here

    After reading some relative reviews in this category, I feel like I need to defend my school. They offer thousands of dollars worth of scholarships and personally I had money left over from mine. I will not be in debt, and as long has you work hard to maintain a GPA you can get money from them.

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  • 4
  • Kristen from Louisville, KY
  • I am a current student here

    College is expensive, but EKU offers the perfect college experience. With help from generous scholarships, students can be successful here at EKU academically and socially. EKU is also named Best for the Vets in 2015 because of all the help and support they offer Veterans.

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  • 5
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Compared to many schools, EKU is very affordable and if you are able to get a merit scholarship, it is even more so. This is one of the best reasons to keep grades and test scores high. The school has a very nice campus and enough amenities to be worth what you put into it.

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  • 4
  • Juana from Clay City, KY
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Colllege can be rather expensive, and the only hope to really survive through it is with scholarships or saved up money. Tutuion for a year isn't too expensive unlike other schools, you'll also get a free membership to their fitness and wellness facility, which can be of your use if interested.

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  • 1
  • Luke from Ricmond, KY
  • I am a current student here

    Nothing is worth the amount of money this place has cost me. I will be in debt for the rest of my life.

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