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Kansas State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,395 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,830 tuition
$7,710 on campus room & board
$1,100 books
$755 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$30,340 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$20,775 tuition
$7,710 on campus room & board
$1,100 books
$755 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,842 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
83% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($4,011 avg)
14% get state aid ($1,531 avg)
63% get institn'l aid ($3,842 avg)
52% get loans ($6,063 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.20% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.38% 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 $5,088 72%
Federal Grant Aid $4,011 24%
Pell Grants $3,834 24%
Other Federal Grants $554 8%
Institution Grant Aid $3,842 63%
State Grant Aid $1,531 14%
Student Loans $6,063 52%
Federal Loans $5,605 52%
Other Loans $8,749 3%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$1,500 R
$1,000 R
$1,000 R
$1,500 - $3,000 R
$1,250 R
$3,000 R
$2,000 R
$2,500 R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Kansas State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-6011
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $261
Out of State $693


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Marina from Lindsborg, KS
  • Mar-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Of course every college is going to have high tuition. But I feel like the majority of my tuition is wasted. I was previously an Animal Science/Pre-Vet major with a double major in Women's Studies and recently changed to nursing. The Women's Studies department is amazing and all of the professors actually care about making sure you learn the content and are very passionate about what they do. However, in Animal Science, I felt like the majority of the classes, since they were larger, didn't really care and just wanted to throw the content at you to say they did their job. I also had a horrible advisor who was a complete scatter brain and didn't know anything about the classes outside of Animal Science. Was very sad. He also was the one who made me change my mind about my major in Animal Science. He pretty much told me I wasn't smart enough and needed to downgrade to something else. Which was very sad for me because I loved the idea of being a veterinarian. But after working at the vet hospital (which was quite an experience) and being told that I was going to fail I eventually gave up on that dream. K-State doesn't have it's priorities straight when it comes to what they spend student tuition on. And the fact that, as I previously stated, my tuition also goes towards paying for my tutoring I am very disappointed with the fact that I'm paying someone who has no idea what they're doing to help me. Very sad.

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  • Shelby from Pittsburg, KS
  • Feb-10-2014 I am a current student here

    In the semester and a half I have been here I have learned a lot of important things towards my major. Yes, it is expensive (but aren't all universities), but you learn what you need and you do it in a fun environment.

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  • 4
  • Sarah from Manhattan, KS
  • Feb-04-2014 I am a current student here

    Although for me as an out of state student it is not cheap, I know I am getting a great education. I can't speak more highly of the factually and their knowledge and willingness to help their students. They want us to do well, they want to get to know us, they simply love their jobs.

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  • Kathryn from Kansas City, KS
  • Jan-22-2014 I am a current student here

    It's a little expensive for me, but there are lots of scholarships offered for any and every person! Work study is offered as well to help with the debt.

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