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Kansas State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,880 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,012 tuition
$9,150 on campus room & board
$856 books and supplies
$862 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$34,781 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$23,913 tuition
$9,150 on campus room & board
$856 books and supplies
$862 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,192 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
21% get federal aid ($4,233 avg)
17% get state aid ($1,370 avg)
71% get institn'l aid ($5,192 avg)
49% get loans ($6,481 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 6.44% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.23% 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 $6,290 76%
Federal Grant Aid $4,233 21%
Pell Grants $4,130 21%
Other Federal Grants $770 3%
Institution Grant Aid $5,192 71%
State Grant Aid $1,370 17%
Student Loans $6,481 49%
Federal Loans $5,497 48%
Other Loans $11,996 4%

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
919 Mid-Campus Drive, Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
(785) 532-6011
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $300
Out of State $797


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Emerald from Cheyenne, WY
  • Feb-27-2016 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Despite the out of state sticker shock, I feel that KSU will provide the education I am looking for!

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  • 2
  • K-state student
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    College can get very expensive very quickly, especially for the out-of-state students. I do wish there were more scholarships available. But the good thing is that there are some events on campus that offer free goodies, so it's always good to go to those.

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  • 4
  • Hannah from Fort Scott, KS
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    At times things may seem a little expensive, but if you budget and are careful with your money you will be fine. In addition, you in for the adventure of a life time! It is money well spent to further your education.

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  • 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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