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Northern Kentucky University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,710 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,000 tuition
$9,526 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$384 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$28,710 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,000 tuition
$9,526 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$384 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,060 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
96% of students receive aid
38% get federal aid ($4,825 avg)
60% get state aid ($2,225 avg)
61% get institn'l aid ($6,060 avg)
58% get loans ($5,461 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.87% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.75% 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 $7,913 87%
Federal Grant Aid $4,825 38%
Pell Grants $4,645 37%
Other Federal Grants $4,338 3%
Institution Grant Aid $6,060 61%
State Grant Aid $2,225 60%
Student Loans $5,461 58%
Federal Loans $5,067 57%
Other Loans $10,500 2%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: May 30
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Northern Kentucky University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
(859) 572-5100
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $375
Out of State $750


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Sarah from Burlington, KY
  • I am a current student here

    The attractive tuition not only gets you an education; but they offer free tutoring services, a free writing center and math center, STEM nights, a gym membership, and much more.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Compared to the price of some private schools, for the location NKU isn't that pricey.

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  • 4
  • Joanne from Cincinnati, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Tuition at NKU is the best around because you get the small class sizes and the attention you need to succeed under ten grand a semester.

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