Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS, 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.
$12,376
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$9,447
$30k - $48k
$10,271
$48k - $75k
$12,810
$75k - $110k
$14,389
$110k+
$15,008
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.
$5,130
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.
$15,210
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.
$8,034
Books and Supplies
$1,080
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page

Aid & Grants

0
100
44%
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.
28%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,789
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.
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,260
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,243
Students receiving state aid
12%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,074
Students receiving federal aid
39%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,260
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$1,088,723
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$3,961,214

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.
61%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,568
Students receiving federal loans
61%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,300
Average Other Loans Per Year
$6,713
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.
$12,500
Loan Default Rate
5%
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.
$213

What Students Are Saying

4.09 Average Rating
FHSU has the least expensive tuition out of the Universities in Kansas. Even though FHSU is the cheapest on tuition rates they don't cut back on any of their resources to the students or class materials.
Taylor from Hays, KS
I decided on this school because of the cost. I get a discount because I am from Oklahoma. The other schools I was considering were at least $7000 more a year to attend.
Michael from Oklahoma City, OK
This school is very reasonable in price. The college that is by my home in Ogden, Utah is more expensive for me as a in-state student. Fort Hays has the best bang for your buck in my opinion as you learn things to help you be very successful in life for a good price. The bookstore is also much cheaper than many others I have seen.
Kyler from Riverdale, UT
i am getting an incredible education for a lower cost than most universities that i have found.
Jessica from Austin, TX
i do not think there is any other accredited brick and motor school with real teachers that offers complete online degrees for a better price!
KaiCee from Agar, SD
2nd lowest tuition in the country and 18/1 student/professor ratio.
Adia from San Diego, CA
The out of state tuition cost less than in state tuition for students in California, where I live.
Daniel from Alameda, CA
Fort Hays State is truly the most value for your dollar. The level of education is superior. The cost is the lowest I know of.
Cheryl from Hays, KS
The slogan used to be affordable success. It is affordable and they make available many scholarships to help with the extra expenses in college, which is really great. It gets pretty competitive at times, but they do what they can to ensure you are taken care of and get the most out of your academic experience. Plus, with many job opportunities on and off campus, you can earn extra on the side to help out as well.
Nakeisha from Garden City, KS

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