University of Kentucky

Lexington, 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.
$18,527
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$14,635
$30k - $48k
$15,318
$48k - $75k
$17,447
$75k - $110k
$21,778
$110k+
$23,523
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.
$12,245
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.
$29,099
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.
$12,814
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page

Aid & Grants

0
100
56%
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
$9,387
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
$4,497
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,659
Students receiving state aid
60%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,452
Students receiving federal aid
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,497
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.
$12,225,143

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.
50%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,359
Students receiving federal loans
49%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,728
Average Other Loans Per Year
$16,459
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.
$15,000
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.
$245

What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
Ohio's tuition is expensive, and it is almost cheaper for me to attend out-of-state at Kentucky as it is for me to go to school in Ohio.
Kristen from Pickerington, OH
College is expensive... period. It's not that UK has an outrageous price. It's actually significantly cheaper than most colleges. The only thing I was disappointed about was that in order to get any of the scholarships offered by the college, you have to get a 26 on your ACT. If you don't, you have to rely on other forms of scholarship money.
Kelsey from Georgetown, KY
UK could offer more scholarships, but being a public school I understand. I also wish that so many jobs on campus weren't just for those that qualify for financial aid. Overall, it's decent. The hidden fees are the worst- but what school doesn't have those?
Theresa from Lousiville, KY
UK is worth every penny they footed out of pocket for me to come here. I am very happy with my decision of school.
Demetria from LOUISVILLE, KY
attitude is really everything. i promise you with the right attitude and initiative any place you go will be awesome (:
Anujin from Elk Grove Village, IL
You definitely get more than what you pay for, you get a rich experience as well as a great education.
Garrett from Lexington, KY

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