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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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