Tuition and Cost to Attend Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

Annual Total Cost

The annual total list price cost to go to Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale was $26,624 for the 2014/2015 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Florida residence status as there is no in-state discount. Students residing at home with parents providing food and housing can expect a total cost of $18,136.

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Keiser University Ft Lauderdale is $16,056 for the 2014/2015 academic year. This is 36% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $25,198. The cost is $2,095 and 15% more expensive than the average Florida tuition of $13,961 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 89th in Florida amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 45th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional fees of $880 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $16,936.

Housing Costs

Keiser University Ft Lauderdale doesn't offer on campus housing. If you're not living with family you will need to budget for food and housing in the Fort Lauderdale area just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated rent and meal expense per academic year for off campus housing is $8,488.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 and 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2014-2015 and 2013-2014 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Keiser University Ft Lauderdale
Expenditure Price
Florida Resident Total Cost (Off Campus Housing)$26,624
   In-State Tuition$16,056
   Other Fees$880
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$8,488
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Florida Resident Total Cost (Living with Parents)$18,136
   In-State Tuition$16,056
   Other Fees$880
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Non-Resident Total Cost (Off Campus Housing)$26,624
   Out-of-State Tuition$16,056
   Other Fees$880
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$8,488
   Books and Supplies$1,200


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $26,624 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale net price for in-state students $21,420* for the 2013/2014 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

90% of Keiser University Ft Lauderdale students received grant aid in 2013/2014. The average total aid amount was $5,526. 73 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2013/2014 was $4,288. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Keiser University Ft Lauderdale, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Keiser University Ft Lauderdale
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$21,420*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid90%
Average Total Grant Aid$5,526
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants73%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,288

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last reported for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$22,055
$30,001 to $48,000$23,076
$48,001 to $75,000$25,106
$75,001 to $110,000$26,802

Average Financial Aid Mix - $26,624 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $26,624. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 21% - $5,526

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Keiser University Ft Lauderdale or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 37% - $9,794

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 42% -  $11,304

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Keiser University Ft Lauderdale.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale is $106,496 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $21,421 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $85,684**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $133,120 or $107,105 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Keiser University Ft Lauderdale.

Florida Resident Tuition Per Semester$8,028
Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$13,312

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Keiser University Ft Lauderdale are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Keiser University Ft Lauderdale
Price per credit hour$591
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$1,773
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$2,364

Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 79% of Keiser University Ft Lauderdale students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $9,794.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Keiser University Ft Lauderdale? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $85,684, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $105,524.07. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Keiser University Ft Lauderdale. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 90% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $21,421. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Keiser University Ft Lauderdale student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Keiser University Ft Lauderdale Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$879.37
Amount Borrowed$85,684.00
Interest Rate4.3%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$19,840.07
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$105,524.07

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Keiser University Ft Lauderdale, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $105,524.07 would be needed to afford a $879.37 monthly payment in the example $85,684.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Keiser University Ft Lauderdale in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $12,440 to $15,064. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.2%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current 4 year cost of $106,496.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Keiser University Ft Lauderdale.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2021$36,614$146,457
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2026$46,730$186,920
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2031 $59,641$238,563
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2034 $69,042$276,166

Tuition History

What was tuition at Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale five, ten, fifteen or twenty years ago? Hop into our time machine and take a look. Pay attention to how aggressive the school has been with price increases the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years if you enrolled. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1988 follows.

YearTuitionAnnual Increase

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Keiser University Ft Lauderdale to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 887 35% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 441 36% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 329 43% costlier
Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree 287 43% costlier
Health Services Administration Associate's Degree 226 18% costlier
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 202 47% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 178 36% costlier
Information Technology Associate's Degree 138 47% costlier
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology Associate's Degree 90 2% costlier
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 89 43% costlier
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 89 45% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 87 30% costlier
Criminalistics and Criminal Science Associate's Degree 83 29% costlier
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Associate's Degree 76 33% costlier
Accounting Associate's Degree 75 40% costlier
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Associate's Degree 63 28% costlier
Computer Graphics Associate's Degree 60 31% costlier
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 50 59% costlier
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES Bachelor's Degree 42 25% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 39 33% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 27 43% costlier
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 25 46% costlier
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 24 24% cheaper
Homeland Security Associate's Degree 18 76% costlier
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 17 54% costlier
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 12 52% costlier
Game and Interactive Media Design Associate's Degree 12 52% costlier
Golf Course Operation and Grounds Management Associate's Degree 11 41% costlier
Biotechnology Associate's Degree 9 67% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 8 16% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 6 18% cheaper
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 6 57% costlier
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 22% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 2 28% costlier
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 2 39% costlier
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 1 27% costlier
Fashion/Apparel Design Associate's Degree 1 7% costlier


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About Keiser University Ft Lauderdale

Keiser University Ft Lauderdale is a four year private college located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Full time enrollment is 10,800 and part time is 6,500.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 4,872 applicants. 4,667 were admitted and 3,832 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Keiser University Ft Lauderdale
1500 NW 49th St.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Keiser University Ft Lauderdale is a private not for profit institution.

Keiser University Ft Lauderdale cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=135081 IPEDS survey data.

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