Tuition and Cost to Attend Kent State University at Kent

Annual Total Cost

The total list price cost for in-state Ohio residents to go to Kent State University at Kent was $20,752 for the 2013/2014 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't possess Ohio residence can expect a one year cost of $28,712. The components to this cost are detailed below.

Undergraduate Tuition

Kent State University at Kent tuition is $9,816 per year for in-state residents. This is 57% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $6,256. The cost is $7,810 and 44% cheaper than the average Ohio tuition of $17,626 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 38th in Ohio amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 78th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If you're attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $17,776 which represents a 81% premium.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $9,536 per year. If you elect to live off campus elsewhere in Kent, you should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

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

Cost Itemization

Costs and Tuition Detail for Kent State University at Kent
Expenditure Price
Ohio Resident Total Cost$20,752
Non-Resident Total Cost$28,712
   In-State Tuition$9,816
   Out-of-State Tuition$17,776
   Other Fees$0
   Room and Board$9,536
   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.

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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 $20,752 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 Kent State University at Kent net price for in-state students receiving aid was $17,489* for the 2010/2011 academic year.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

62% of Kent State University at Kent students received grant aid in 2010/2011 to help defray the cost of tuition. The average total aid amount was $6,280. 38 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 $4,410. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Kent State University at Kent, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Kent State University at Kent
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$17,489*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid62%
Average Total Grant Aid$6,280
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants38%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,410

Average Financial Aid Mix - $20,752 In-State Total Cost

Estimated coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $20,752. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

6280
7393
7079

 30% - $6,280

Grants and Scholarships

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education or Kent State University at Kent. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

 36% - $7,393

Federal Loans

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

 34% -  $7,079

Out of Pocket

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

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state 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 Kent State University at Kent, 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 Kent State University at Kent.

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 Kent State University at Kent is $83,008 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 $17,489 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $69,956**

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 $103,760 or $87,445 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state 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 Kent State University at Kent.

Ohio Resident Tuition Per Semester$4,908
Ohio Resident Total Cost Per Semester$10,376
Non-Ohio Resident Tuition Per Semester$8,888
Non-Ohio Resident Total Cost Per Semester$14,356

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 Kent State University at Kent 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 Kent State University at Kent
Price per credit hour for Ohio residents$425
Cost for one class for Ohio residents (3 credit hours)$1,275
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$787
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,361
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$3,148

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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. 65% of Kent State University at Kent students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $7,393. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $31,954.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Kent State University at Kent? 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 $69,956, 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 $87,650.45. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Kent State University at Kent. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 62% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $17,489. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Kent State University at Kent 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.

Kent State University at Kent Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$730.42
Amount Borrowed$69,956.00
Interest Rate4.7%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$17,694.45
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$87,650.45

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend Kent State University at Kent? 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 Kent State University at Kent, 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 $87,650.45 would be needed to afford a $730.42 monthly payment in the example $69,956.00 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

Kent State University at Kent is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Kent State University at Kent in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $8,430 to $9,346. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.2%. 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 in-state 4 year cost of $83,008.00. 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 Kent State University at Kent.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019$28,539$114,155
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024$36,424$145,694
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 $46,487$185,947
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 $53,814$215,257

Tuition History

What was tuition at Kent State University at Kent 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.

YearIn-StateOut-of-stateAnnual Increase
2010$8,726$16,418 3.5%
2009$8,430$15,862 0%
2008$8,430$15,862 0%
2007$8,430$15,862 6%
2006$7,954$15,386 6%
2005$7,504$14,516 9%
2004$6,882$13,314 8%
2003$6,374$12,330 13.9%
2002$5,598$11,086 8.2%
2001$5,176$10,352 3.3%
2000$5,013$9,917 7.6%
1999$4,660$9,320 4.5%
1998$4,460$8,920 4%
1997$4,288$8,576 5%
1996$4,084$8,168 4%
1995$3,927$7,854 5%
1994$3,740$7,480 4%
1993$3,596$7,192 9%
1992$3,300$6,570 10.3%
1991$2,993$5,877 5.9%
1990$2,826$5,426 7.5%
1989$2,630$4,830 10.1%
1988$2,388$4,352 13.5%
1987$2,104$3,904

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Kent State University at Kent 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 $20,752. 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
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 444 $83,008
4 year estimate
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 176 $83,008
4 year estimate
Fashion Merchandising Bachelor's Degree 168 $83,008
4 year estimate
General Studies Bachelor's Degree 143 $83,008
4 year estimate
Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 136 $83,008
4 year estimate
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 104 $83,008
4 year estimate
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 96 $83,008
4 year estimate
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 76 $83,008
4 year estimate
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 66 $83,008
4 year estimate
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 60 $83,008
4 year estimate
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 53 $83,008
4 year estimate
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other Bachelor's Degree 47 $83,008
4 year estimate
Fashion/Apparel Design Bachelor's Degree 46 $83,008
4 year estimate
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 46 $83,008
4 year estimate
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Bachelor's Degree 46 $83,008
4 year estimate
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 45 $83,008
4 year estimate
Commercial and Advertising Art Bachelor's Degree 44 $83,008
4 year estimate
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 44 $83,008
4 year estimate
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 39 $83,008
4 year estimate
Interior Design Bachelor's Degree 39 $83,008
4 year estimate
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 37 $83,008
4 year estimate
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General Bachelor's Degree 33 $83,008
4 year estimate
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 32 $83,008
4 year estimate
Education, General Bachelor's Degree 32 $83,008
4 year estimate
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree 28 $83,008
4 year estimate
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 27 $83,008
4 year estimate
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 24 $83,008
4 year estimate
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 22 $83,008
4 year estimate
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 21 $83,008
4 year estimate
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry Bachelor's Degree 19 $83,008
4 year estimate
Photojournalism Bachelor's Degree 17 $83,008
4 year estimate
Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree 17 $83,008
4 year estimate
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 17 $83,008
4 year estimate
Painting Bachelor's Degree 16 $83,008
4 year estimate
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 16 $83,008
4 year estimate
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Bachelor's Degree 15 $83,008
4 year estimate
Natural Resources/Conservation, General Bachelor's Degree 14 $83,008
4 year estimate
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 14 $83,008
4 year estimate
Visual and Performing Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $83,008
4 year estimate
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 11 $83,008
4 year estimate
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 11 $83,008
4 year estimate
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 11 $83,008
4 year estimate
Biotechnology Bachelor's Degree 10 $83,008
4 year estimate
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 $83,008
4 year estimate
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $83,008
4 year estimate
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 9 $83,008
4 year estimate
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 9 $83,008
4 year estimate
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Bachelor's Degree 9 $83,008
4 year estimate
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 9 $83,008
4 year estimate
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $83,008
4 year estimate
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 8 $83,008
4 year estimate
African-American/Black Studies Bachelor's Degree 7 $83,008
4 year estimate
Commercial Photography Bachelor's Degree 7 $83,008
4 year estimate
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor Bachelor's Degree 7 $83,008
4 year estimate
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 7 $83,008
4 year estimate
Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $83,008
4 year estimate
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 $83,008
4 year estimate
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 6 $83,008
4 year estimate
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 6 $83,008
4 year estimate
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies Bachelor's Degree 5 $83,008
4 year estimate
Public Health, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $83,008
4 year estimate
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $83,008
4 year estimate
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 5 $83,008
4 year estimate
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation Bachelor's Degree 4 $83,008
4 year estimate
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $83,008
4 year estimate
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 $83,008
4 year estimate
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Bachelor's Degree 3 $83,008
4 year estimate
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 $83,008
4 year estimate
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 3 $83,008
4 year estimate
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 3 $83,008
4 year estimate
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $83,008
4 year estimate
History, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $83,008
4 year estimate
Botany/Plant Biology Bachelor's Degree 2 $83,008
4 year estimate
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 $83,008
4 year estimate
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor's Degree 2 $83,008
4 year estimate
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 $83,008
4 year estimate
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 2 $83,008
4 year estimate
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $83,008
4 year estimate
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $83,008
4 year estimate
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst Bachelor's Degree 1 $83,008
4 year estimate
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 1 $83,008
4 year estimate
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 1 $83,008
4 year estimate
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $83,008
4 year estimate
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $83,008
4 year estimate
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $83,008
4 year estimate
Pre-Dentistry Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $83,008
4 year estimate
Geography Bachelor's Degree 1 $83,008
4 year estimate
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $83,008
4 year estimate
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 1 $83,008
4 year estimate
Latin Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $83,008
4 year estimate

About Kent State University at Kent

Kent State University at Kent is a four year public college located in Kent, Ohio.  Full time enrollment is 21,028 and part time is 6,827.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 13,980 applicants. 12,231 were admitted and 4,351 enrolled.

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

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