Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Keiser University Ft Lauderdale is $17,488 for the 2015/2016 academic year. This is 35% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $26,881. The cost is 24% more expensive than the average Florida tuition of $14,099 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 78th in Florida amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 31st 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 $18,368.

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 $8,544.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $2,000.

Other Living Expenses

Off-campus students should budget for $7,272 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The annual tuition and living expense budget to go to Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale was $36,184 for the 2015/2016 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 $26,571.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 IPEDS survey response for Keiser University Ft Lauderdale and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Keiser University Ft Lauderdale
Estimated Budgets
Florida Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$36,184
   In-State Tuition$17,488
   Other Fees$880
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$8,544
   Off-Campus Other Budget$7,272
   Books and Supplies$2,000
Florida Resident Total Budget (Living with Parents)$26,571
   In-State Tuition$17,488
   Other Fees$880
   Family Provided Room and Board$0
   With-Family Other Living Budget$6,203
   Books and Supplies$2,000
Non-Resident Total Budget (Living Off Campus)$36,184
   Out-of-State Tuition$17,488
   Other Fees$880
   Off-Campus Housing Budget$8,544
   Off-Campus Other Budget$7,272
   Books and Supplies$2,000


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 $36,184 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 is $21,129* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

95% of Keiser University Ft Lauderdale students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $6,521. 77 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,520. 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$21,129*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid95%
Average Total Grant Aid$6,521
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants77%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,520

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 published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$22,723
$30,001 to $48,000$23,394
$48,001 to $75,000$25,594
$75,001 to $110,000$27,439

Average Financial Aid Mix - $36,184 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $36,184. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 23% - $6,521

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

 33% - $9,620

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

Out of Pocket

 44% -  $12,771

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 2014-2015 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 $144,736 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 $180,920 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 2014-2015 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$8,744
Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$18,092

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$728
Cost for one class (3 credit hours)$2,184
Cost for one class (4 credit hours)$2,912


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. 84% of Keiser University Ft Lauderdale students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $9,620.

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 $106,314.19. 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 95% 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$885.95
Amount Borrowed$85,684.00
Interest Rate4.4%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$20,630.19
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$106,314.19

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 $106,314.19 would be needed to afford a $885.95 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 four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $14,184 to $17,488. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.7%. 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 $144,736.00. 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 2023$49,761$199,046
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2028$63,510$254,038
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2033 $81,056$324,225
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2036 $93,833$375,330

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 in the past as it provides indication as to how the school may raise tuition in the next few years. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 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 79% costlier
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 441 78% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 329 87% costlier
Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree 287 86% costlier
Health Services Administration Associate's Degree 226 56% costlier
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 202 93% costlier
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 178 79% costlier
Information Technology Associate's Degree 138 92% costlier
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology Associate's Degree 90 33% costlier
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 89 88% costlier
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 89 89% costlier
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 87 72% costlier
Criminalistics and Criminal Science Associate's Degree 83 82% costlier
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Associate's Degree 76 75% costlier
Accounting Associate's Degree 75 84% costlier
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Associate's Degree 63 66% costlier
Computer Graphics Associate's Degree 60 69% costlier
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 50 106% costlier
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES Bachelor's Degree 42 4% cheaper
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 39 74% costlier
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 27 87% costlier
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 25 91% costlier
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 24 3% cheaper
Homeland Security Associate's Degree 18 126% costlier
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 17 102% costlier
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 12 98% costlier
Game and Interactive Media Design Associate's Degree 12 96% costlier
Golf Course Operation and Grounds Management Associate's Degree 11 97% costlier
Biotechnology Associate's Degree 9 122% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 8 8% costlier
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 6 4% costlier
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 6 101% costlier
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 62% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 2 66% costlier
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 2 78% costlier
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 1 68% costlier
Fashion/Apparel Design Associate's Degree 1 44% 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 12,276 and part time is 7,412.

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.