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 $26,172 for the 2013/2014 academic year. The cost is the same for all students regardless of Florida residence status as there is no in-state discount. The breakdown of this total cost is detailed as follows.

Undergraduate Tuition

Tuition for Keiser University Ft Lauderdale is $15,404 for the 2013/2014 academic year. This is 37% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year college tuition of $24,476. The cost is $1,580 and 11% more expensive than the average Florida tuition of $13,824 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 88th in Florida amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 48th most expensive 4 year college in the state. Price does not vary by residence.

The school charges an additional "other" fee of $880 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $16,284.

Housing Costs

Keiser University Ft Lauderdale doesn't provide on campus housing, however unless you're living with family you will need to budget for food and housing near Fort Lauderdale just like you would for a college with dorms. The estimated room and board expense for academic year for off campus housing is $8,488.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,400.

Cost Itemization

Costs and Tuition Detail for Keiser University Ft Lauderdale
Expenditure Price
Florida Resident Total Cost$26,172
Non-Resident Total Cost$26,172
   In-State Tuition$15,404
   Out-of-State Tuition$15,404
   Other Fees$880
   Off-Campus Housing Estimate$8,488
   Books and Supplies$1,400

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 academic years.

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 $26,172 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out of pocket price 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 receiving aid was $21,421* for the 2010/2011 academic year.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

78% of Keiser University Ft Lauderdale students received grant aid in 2010/2011 to help defray the cost of tuition. The average total aid amount was $4,146. 67 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2010/2011 was $3,898. 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$21,421*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid78%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,146
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants67%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,898

Average Financial Aid Mix - $26,172 In-State Total Cost

Estimated coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $26,172. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


 16% - $4,146

Grants and Scholarships

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

 34% - $8,798

Federal Loans

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

 51% -  $13,228

Out of Pocket

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 2011-2012 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 the cost to go to Keiser University Ft Lauderdale, 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 $104,688 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 $130,860 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 2011-2012 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$7,702
Florida Resident Total Cost Per Semester$13,086

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. 75% of Keiser University Ft Lauderdale students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $8,798.

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 $107,356.65. 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 78% 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$894.64
Amount Borrowed$85,684.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$21,672.65
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$107,356.65

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 $107,356.65 would be needed to afford a $894.64 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.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

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

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 $104,688.00. 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 2019$35,993$143,970
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$45,937$183,747
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $58,628$234,513
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $67,869$271,478

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

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Keiser University Ft Lauderdale ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $26,172. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Medical/Clinical Assistant Associate's Degree 887 $52,344
2 year estimate
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 441 $52,344
2 year estimate
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 329 $52,344
2 year estimate
Occupational Therapist Assistant Associate's Degree 287 $52,344
2 year estimate
Health Services Administration Associate's Degree 226 $52,344
2 year estimate
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 202 $52,344
2 year estimate
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Associate's Degree 178 $52,344
2 year estimate
Information Technology Associate's Degree 138 $52,344
2 year estimate
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology Associate's Degree 90 $52,344
2 year estimate
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 89 $52,344
2 year estimate
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 89 $52,344
2 year estimate
Culinary Arts/Chef Training Associate's Degree 87 $52,344
2 year estimate
Criminalistics and Criminal Science Associate's Degree 83 $52,344
2 year estimate
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage Associate's Degree 76 $52,344
2 year estimate
Accounting Associate's Degree 75 $52,344
2 year estimate
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Associate's Degree 63 $52,344
2 year estimate
Computer Graphics Associate's Degree 60 $52,344
2 year estimate
Fire Science/Fire-fighting Associate's Degree 50 $52,344
2 year estimate
4 year estimate
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES Bachelor's Degree 42 $104,688
4 year estimate
Business Administration and Management, General Associate's Degree 39 $52,344
2 year estimate
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 27 $52,344
2 year estimate
Surgical Technology/Technologist Associate's Degree 25 $52,344
2 year estimate
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 24 $104,688
4 year estimate
Homeland Security Associate's Degree 18 $52,344
2 year estimate
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 17 $52,344
2 year estimate
Computer Programming/Programmer, General Associate's Degree 12 $52,344
2 year estimate
Game and Interactive Media Design Associate's Degree 12 $52,344
2 year estimate
Golf Course Operation and Grounds Management Associate's Degree 11 $52,344
2 year estimate
Biotechnology Associate's Degree 9 $52,344
2 year estimate
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 8 $104,688
4 year estimate
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $104,688
4 year estimate
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 6 $52,344
2 year estimate
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 3 $52,344
2 year estimate
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other Associate's Degree 2 $52,344
2 year estimate
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 2 $52,344
2 year estimate
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 1 $52,344
2 year estimate
Fashion/Apparel Design Associate's Degree 1 $52,344
2 year estimate

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.

Learn more about getting in to Keiser University Ft Lauderdale at CollegeSimply.

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


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