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Northern Kentucky University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$16,926 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,088 tuition
$7,750 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$288 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$25,014 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,176 tuition
$7,750 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$288 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,201 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
95% of students receive aid
39% get federal aid ($4,628 avg)
61% get state aid ($1,821 avg)
49% get institn'l aid ($4,201 avg)
60% get loans ($5,891 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.53% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.84% 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 $5,798 86%
Federal Grant Aid $4,628 39%
Pell Grants $4,366 38%
Other Federal Grants $3,622 4%
Institution Grant Aid $4,201 49%
State Grant Aid $1,821 61%
Student Loans $5,891 60%
Federal Loans $5,604 60%
Other Loans $7,349 3%

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 $337
Out of State $674


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Sarah from Burlington, KY
  • Jun-10-2014 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
  • Apr-23-2014 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
  • Mar-29-2014 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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