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University of Kentucky Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,438 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,012 tuition
$10,328 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$1,098 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$32,520 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$20,094 tuition
$10,328 on campus room & board
$1,000 books and supplies
$1,098 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,531 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
93% of students receive aid
26% get federal aid ($4,516 avg)
66% get state aid ($2,295 avg)
59% get institn'l aid ($7,531 avg)
49% get loans ($7,337 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.52% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 6.23% 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 $8,347 85%
Federal Grant Aid $4,516 26%
Pell Grants $4,294 25%
Other Federal Grants $1,621 5%
Institution Grant Aid $7,531 59%
State Grant Aid $2,295 66%
Student Loans $7,337 49%
Federal Loans $5,611 48%
Other Loans $13,020 7%

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 $376
Out of State $837


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • l - paducah, ky
  • May-12-2016 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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  • Student from NJ
  • Oct-05-2014 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
  • Oct-02-2014 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
  • Aug-05-2014 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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  • 3
  • andgon238
  • Apr-23-2014 I am a current student here

    I think it's really expensive. I'm pretty sure it's the most expensive public school in the state, but it's also the best quality as far as professors and the education you receive.

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