Kent State University at Kent
Kent, OH, 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.
$19,034
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,793
$30k - $48k
$15,021
$48k - $75k
$19,508
$75k - $110k
$21,662
$110k+
$22,520
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.
$11,000
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.
$19,876
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.
$12,446
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
63%
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.
30%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,035
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.
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,839
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,991
Students receiving state aid
22%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,370
Students receiving federal aid
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,839
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.
$87,551,736
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$30,172,548

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.
64%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,980
Students receiving federal loans
63%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,393
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,020
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
12%
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

3.85 Average Rating
Kent State is one of the best schools for the money. Tuition is SO low, that many people from Pennsylvania come here because of how good the education is, and the OUT OF STATE costs are cheaper than in state costs in their own state! Leading the way in many fields, having exceptional programming all around, and offering so many diverse fields, Kent State is one the best schools within the country, nationally ranking.
Steven from Parma, OH
College isn't cheap, as we all know. However Kent State offers a quality and very affordable education (in comparison to other schools).

The colleges of Fashion Design & Merchandising and Visual Communication Design are exceptional schools especially, which Kent State is very well known for.
Christy from Akron, OH
I cannot say enough good things about Kent State. Although I will be in my final semester, I will always look back and smile and the mistakes and memories made here. Kent State was a huge factor into shaping me into who I am today.
Nicole from Kent, OH
Sometimes it's difficult to ensure that you get all of the financial aid you need, but the fin. aid office is full of friendly people, and sometimes there are department scholarships available. The quality of education is surprisingly good, although it goes up when you join the honors college.
Danielle from Paso Robles, CA
The tuition and room and board aren't too terrible, but being a Fashion Design major, there are definitely a ton of added costs. You'll constantly be buying fabric, markers, and various other supplies, and that gets to be a bit much. But the Fashion school is third in the country and thirteenth in the world, so it does pay off.
Rachel from Leechburg, PA
For me, this is where I'll get a quality education for a reasonable price. It's got the programmes I'm looking for, with the amount of rigor and stuff to do. I'm majouring in Visual Communication Design (their graphic design majour). I'm also in the Honours College. I've had people in both industries tell me that Kent is where it's at. An art professor at The Ohio State University told me that Kent has a wonderful art programme, and my aunt, an administrator for Dublin City Schools has had several colleagues say that Kent was a good choice for an education majour.
Marissa from Bexley, OH
DEFINITELY WORTH IT! The degree programs are amazing. Kent State is becoming a major university that is getting recognition from all over! I also here that it has one of the best Fashion and Nursing programs. I know that you will enjoy everything.
Paisley from Streetsboro, OH
The dorms are some of the nicest dorms I have been in compared to private schools, religious schools, and even other public schools. The dining services constantly is reviewing feedback from the students and meeting our needs when it comes to food options. The classrooms and lecture halls are all equipt for their specific needs from state-of-the-art nursing classrooms to video productions studios.
Amnea from Titusville, PA
Kent State University is a highly awarded school for a lower tuition. The fashion school was listed third in the nation and 13th in the world. The school of journalism and mass communication has a $2 million studio and award-winning news publications. A student can get real job experience here without going into debt before his or her sophomore year.
Madison from Hartville, OH

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