Eastern Kentucky University

Richmond, KY, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$11,892
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$9,367
$30k - $48k
$9,555
$48k - $75k
$12,148
$75k - $110k
$14,407
$110k+
$14,484
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$9,666
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$19,444
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,040
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@eku.edu

Aid & Grants

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100
85%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
39%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,234
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
39%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,558
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,387
Students receiving state aid
88%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,366
Students receiving federal aid
46%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,558

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
60%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,748
Students receiving federal loans
59%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,236
Average Other Loans Per Year
$9,811
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,000
Loan Default Rate
9%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$246

What Students Are Saying

3.59 Average Rating
EKU is well worth the money. I have not been disappointed in the least with my classes or my professors. I probably find at least one reason a week why I like EKU more as I learn things around campus. I just love it and am really going to be sad to graduate!
Kaitlin from Richmond, KY
I am here on partial scholarship, so that makes it even more affordable. But the teachers here are great, and you really do learn a lot for the money you pay. Being so close to everything makes it even better.
Natalie from Lexington, KY
If you are a resident of a near by state you qualify for targeted in state tuition. Which means that you will pay less to go to a great school. Education is the most powerful tool that one can have, don't let cost stop you from becoming an EKU Colonel.
Stephanie from Cincinnati, OH
As an out of state student i am paying a great amount to be here at Eastern but i find it worth it. I made really good friends, and getting a good education. I am attending Top Criminal Justice schools in the country and love it i am learning so much for my major.
Chelsea from Richmond, KY
Part of my decision in coming to Eastern was how cheap it was comparatively speaking. Ever part of the tuition, whether it be books, tuition, parking, or something else is an affordable cost for anyone wanting to learn. Try going to any other school and getting the same quality education for the price of Eastern.
Renee from Lexington, KY
Its no secret that college is expensive. However at Eastern Kentucky University, you really get the bang for the buck. Included in tuition for classes, you get free membership to their fitness and wellness facility, which is state of the art and has something for anyone and everyone to do. You also get to attend different programs such as lectures offered throughout the semester and special guest appearence events as well.
Karman from Lancaster, KY
Well, this is an interesting one! Eastern Kentucky University isn't as large OR expensive as some of the other colleges in Kentucky, so you should do pretty well here financially. As far as getting a bang for your buck goes, I guess the only thing I could complain about is the quality/price of the food. Don't get me wrong-- there's a lot to choose from! However, to be paying so much for a meal plan I would at least expect higher quality (and fully cooked) foods.
Jessica from Richmond, KY
EKU is the cheapest 4 year or higher university in the state of Kentucky as far as tuition, parking permits, meal plans, and dorms go. Professors are always looking out for students to make it easier to find and be able to buy their textbooks at the cheapest price possible.
Deanna from Corinth, KY
With EKU you find yourself in a setting that has high standards. It is a big business school. It also offers many programs that other schools across the state do not. When you walk into a classroom no matter what your major is, you can expect to get your moneys worth. At EKU the education of its students comes first and they make sure they offer you the best teachers and the most resources to help you succeed.
Aubrey from Clay City, KY
College is expensive, but EKU offers the perfect college experience. With help from generous scholarships, students can be successful here at EKU academically and socially. EKU is also named Best for the Vets in 2015 because of all the help and support they offer Veterans.
Kristen from Louisville, KY

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