Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA, 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.
$18,284
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$15,213
$30k - $48k
$16,120
$48k - $75k
$18,988
$75k - $110k
$20,393
$110k+
$20,644
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.
$6,347
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.
$17,328
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.
$11,467
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@kennesaw.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
31%
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.
37%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,876
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.
37%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,563
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,381
Students receiving state aid
74%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,212
Students receiving federal aid
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,563
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.
$58,841,768
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$72,905,343

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.
51%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,031
Students receiving federal loans
51%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,145
Average Other Loans Per Year
$9,576
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.
$12,000
Loan Default Rate
7%
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.
$217

What Students Are Saying

4.00 Average Rating
The dorms here are amazing compared to many of the other colleges that I have seen. You get in free to any sporting event that is held at home. The campus is absolutely beautiful and the maintenance crew does an awesome job at keeping everything clean and safe.
Olivia from Kennesaw, GA
it is college, it is expensive, but it is nice. it is more affordable than many of the surrounding colleges, but that does not mean paying tuition is any easier. the things that make it cost so much more are the on campus housing mixed with the meal plan, so if you can find an alternative for either that is your best bet.
adalynn from stockbridge, ga
KSU seems to have a million and one things to do. From exercise, to outdoor groups, to sororities and fraternities, to gospel choir. If you like to dress-up in medieval wear and role play, guess what? There is an entire unofficial club dedicated to just that. No matter what you like to do, you can find it at KSU.

The food is pretty awesome. There's hot dogs and hamburgers, Chinese food, alfredo and spaghetti, biscuits, greens, and BBQ pork, naan and curry, tacos and spanish rice, a full length sandwich and salad bar, and a huge dessert and coffee island I only allow myself to visit once a week. And that's just dinner. Breakfast and lunch follow in a similar pattern. For upwards of $250 a semester, you're getting your moneys worth.
J-Elle from Kennesaw, GA
Its at a very decent price for the money. It's the third largest school in GA so you will not see the same people everyday, but it's not overly huge. Seriously take a tour!
Aisha from Mcdonough, GA
Definitely yes!!! The campus is beautiful. The housing is wonderful on and off campus depending on where you live you can have your own bedroom and bathroom (I recommend University Village) and the cafeteria is great! They have fast food, Chinese, southern, Italian, cultural, salads, steak, and its buffet style.
Alicia from Kennesaw, GA
Because Kennesaw is not as popular as UGA or GA TECH, the tuition and extra expenses are not as expensive. Which is what I appreciated more as my first year at KSU came to a close. I am really glad I did not spend the extra 3000(just a guess) dollars to go out of state. Going to Kennesaw saved my family and myself a lot of money.
Jennifer from Marietta, GA
Living on campus will likely be more expensive than getting an apartment or renting a room in a house, but otherwise, KSU is a good deal, especially if you are a HOPE scholar. The fees are comparable to other schools in the University System of Georgia.
Caitlyn from Kennesaw, GA
The beautiful campus, the updated classrooms, and the new housing speak for themselves.
Essance from Marietta, GA
Tuition cost is, by far, the best thing about Kennesaw State University. The low In-state tuition has allowed me to take my core classes at a very acceptable and reasonable price. The campus is beautiful and the new dining hall is very deserving of appraisal. The services on campus are excellent for the cost of attending, and the price is perfect for the quality of education received. I'm sure we will see tuition costs rise dramatically very soon, as the introduction of a football team in 2014 will be spark some increased interest in this tuition state-wide, and possibly even nation-wide.
James from Roswell, GA