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University of Kentucky Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$24,668 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,173 tuition
$12,184 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$1,311 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$39,518 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$25,023 tuition
$12,184 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$1,311 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$8,795 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
93% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($4,502 avg)
59% get state aid ($2,448 avg)
67% get institn'l aid ($8,795 avg)
49% get loans ($7,975 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.34% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.52% 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 $9,258 91%
Federal Grant Aid $4,502 24%
Pell Grants $4,331 24%
Other Federal Grants $1,609 3%
Institution Grant Aid $8,795 67%
State Grant Aid $2,448 59%
Student Loans $7,975 49%
Federal Loans $5,428 48%
Other Loans $15,647 8%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does University of Kentucky offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
410 Administration Drive
Lexington, KY 40506-0032
(859) 257-2000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $424
Out of State $1,042


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • l - paducah, ky
  • I am a current student here

    kees money is a godsend for those of you instate. there are academic, diversity, and competitive awards. i think uk is a affordable choice, since there aren't many excess surprise fees. plus, extremely nice facilities. i can say much since i received a lot of money from fafsa that allowed me to not focus on cost.

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  • 3
  • Student from NJ
  • I am a current student here

    I'm paying out of state so I feel like for what I'm paying the food should be a bit better. With that said, health care is free. I have made plenty of visits to the clinic due to a health issue and they have been nothing but kind to me, and nothing came out of pocket. That cannot be said for many other institutions.

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  • 5
  • Mikayla from Kansas City, MO
  • I am a current student here

    I am out of state from Missouri but the use of scholarships can help. Since the academic programs are really great I think that is worth the expense because jobs in the real world look at where you went to school; with health programs it is a big deal to come from the University of Kentucky.

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  • 4
  • Lauren Bates
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Use what you are paying for. Eat your meals on your dining plan, and go to a lot of events (free stuff). If you are lucky, John Calipari will pay for a semester of your schooling. Be smart. Budget your money, but focus on classes. They cost money so go to class, and do your best.

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