University of Louisville
Louisville, 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.
$16,721
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,996
$30k - $48k
$13,545
$48k - $75k
$17,067
$75k - $110k
$20,476
$110k+
$20,819
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.
$11,656
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.
$27,278
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.
$9,226
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@louisville.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
64%
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.
27%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,589
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.
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,549
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,243
Students receiving state aid
79%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,501
Students receiving federal aid
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,549
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.
$3,264,128
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$31,075,940

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.
47%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,998
Students receiving federal loans
46%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,286
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,796
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
8%
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.
$210

What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
While the University of Louisville provides the skills necessary to succeed to anyone, it is up to the student to get the Bang for the Buck. I am in the Engineering College at U of L. Unfortunately, it is not a big name engineering school, so many companies I may want to work for look at large schools before U of L. However, I have already had the opportunity to make contacts to those companies through the leadership at U of L. In particular, U of L has a co-operative education program for engineers in which I get to work for engineering companies such as GE and Raytheon Missile Systems, get paid, and earn experience! Its preparing me for a great career in the field, and it will prepare you, too. (Also, for any of you Music or Business School students, those U of L programs are amazing a very well know across the country----that means more cash at jobs after graduation!!)
John from Louisville, KY
The University is a very well-priced option for higher education, especially for in-state students. There are several university scholarships, such as the scholarships for having attending Governor School for the Arts or Governor Scholar Program, as well as many of the Trustee's Scholarships through the University, that offer opportunities for In-State and Out-of-State students afford school. The educational and networking opportunities available to the students are limited only by a student's initiative and diligence, and tuition, room and board are reasonably priced.
Matthew from Owensboro, KY
Definitely a great school for what it costs. It was my favorite school that I visited and it was the cheapest of all that I was considering. They also give out a considerable amount of financial aid, so Louisville gives you a great bang for your buck.
Andrew
for the money, you will end of with a respectable degree that is acknowledged highly by employers. however, the school is slightly expensive because it is a public university. these fees can be avoided by the scholarly as the university offers many scholarship opportunities.
Samuel from Lexington, KY
Being an out of state student, I would have to say that the tuition really is good compared to other colleges that over charge for out of state tuition.
Christopher from Sunnyside, WA
For in state students, especially commuters like myself, UofL was the clear choice. It is close to home and the tuition is not too high. I save a lot of money by not living on campus which is a huge plus.
Maggie from Shepherdsville, KY
i pay out of state tuition to attend university of louisville and i believe it is well worth the money, i wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
Ariah from Elizabethtown, KY
Being a public college, UofL's tuition is relatively affordable. In-state tuition is even better, and they offer a Metroversity program that basically allows people in the Louisville Metro are (yes, including people who live nearby in Indiana) to attend with the lower in-state tuition. Also, while Louisville is a big city, the cost of living is fairly low compared to some other large cities.
Nicholas from Floyds Knobs, IN