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Northern Kentucky University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$16,294 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,872 tuition
$7,430 on campus room & board
$800 books
$192 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$24,166 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$15,744 tuition
$7,430 on campus room & board
$800 books
$192 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,120 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
95% of students receive aid
41% get federal aid ($4,668 avg)
62% get state aid ($1,900 avg)
38% get institn'l aid ($4,120 avg)
63% get loans ($5,623 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.89% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.61% 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 $5,559 84%
Federal Grant Aid $4,668 41%
Pell Grants $4,410 40%
Other Federal Grants $3,603 4%
Institution Grant Aid $4,120 38%
State Grant Aid $1,900 62%
Student Loans $5,623 63%
Federal Loans $5,332 63%
Other Loans $9,630 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 $328
Out of State $656


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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