Kansas State University
Manhattan, 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.
$17,926
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$14,068
$30k - $48k
$14,741
$48k - $75k
$16,648
$75k - $110k
$19,402
$110k+
$20,530
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.
$10,383
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.
$25,887
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.
$9,680
Books and Supplies
$866
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

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100
80%
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.
23%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,435
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.
23%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,113
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,326
Students receiving state aid
16%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,430
Students receiving federal aid
21%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,113
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.
$55,389,062
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$10,697,318

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.
48%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,650
Students receiving federal loans
47%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,445
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,250
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.
$17,500
Loan Default Rate
6%
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.
$239

What Students Are Saying

4.15 Average Rating
For me the out-of-state tuition is a little high; nearly double that of the in-state, however the professors do know their subjects and the food you get at the dining centers not only taste good but are also good for you, versus other food options that students have. However I am very satisfied with what I am paying for.
Alea from Castro Valley, CA
This campus offers a great variety of courses and the professors are all exceptional educators. There are many social events, sporting events, and clubs for students to join in, meet people, and have a good time between classes.
Nicole from Manhattan, KS
I feel you get the most out of your money here as far as education goes, but the housing contract is quite expensive compared to living in an apartment.
Jeremiah from Manhattan, KS
Kansas State is extremely reasonable. There are students from all over the nation and world because of how cheap tuition is. Plus, the education you get is the best and so many well-respected figures have come from K-State.
Maura from Leavenworth, KS
Honestly I don't know how much other schools in Kansas cost because I didn't look around, but for in-state students I assume K-State's costs are pretty average. The dorms are dorms, the classes are nothing exceptional, but it is a good school and you will get a good education from here.
Jen
Kansas State University is very reasonable cost wise, for a public university. There are many ways to receive scholarship money through the university.
Being from Saint Louis and attending for architecture, I received the Missouri Student Exchange Waver, which allows me to pay in-state rather than out-of-state tuition (thousands of dollars in saving).
Andrew from Saint Louis, MO
I would definitely chose K-state over any other colleges because they give me the most scholarship money and the most opportunities for work to help assist me through my college experience. Considering the academics and atmosphere here at K-state are so awesome I think it's definitely worth the money!
Keleigh from Mcpherson, KS
Tuition is bad anywhere you go. But the constant raise of tuition gets annoying. They are talking about starting a plan where you pay the tuition you started with as a freshman the entire time you're in college even if the tuition goes up.
Donovan from manhattan, KS
Paying tuition is never fun but compared to other universities around the country k-state is pretty reasonably priced and the experience and people you meet are worth every penny.
Sara from Derby, KS

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