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EKU Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

The amounts listed below are estimates used for budgeting purposes and for determining your eligibility for need-based financial aid for the 2021-22 academic year.

Please note:

  • Only tuition and fees, on-campus housing, and your meal plan are paid directly to EKU.
  • Room and meal plans for on-campus students are only estimates, not actual billed charges.
  • Books and supplies, transportation and personal costs are also estimates and will vary.
  • Additional course fees may be applied.
  • Non-resident students qualify for a discount rate.

Undergraduate Full Time Kentucky Residents (12 credit hours)

  Semester Year
Tuition $4,726 $9,452
Fees* $500 $1,000
Room & Meals** $5,021 $10,042
Required Textbooks $0 $0
Personal $800 $1,600
Transportation $600 $1,200
Total Costs $11,647 $23,294

Undergraduate Full Time Out-of-State Residents (12 credit hours)

  Semester Year
Tuition $5,2501 $10,500
Fees* $500 $1,000
Room & Meals** $5,021 $10,042
Required Textbooks $0 $0
Personal $800 $1,600
Transportation $600 $1,200
Total Costs $12,171 $24,342
1 The out of state rate reflects $4,612 in financial aid awards per semester to all out of state students admitted to the University to reduce the cost to $5,250.

Undergraduate International Students (12 credit hours)

  Semester Year
Tuition $9,862 $19,724
Fees* $500 $1,000
Room & Meals** $5,021 $10,042
Required Textbooks $0 $0
Personal $800 $1,600
Transportation $600 $1,200
Insurance*** $600 $1,200
Total Costs $17,383 $34,166



EKU's BookSmart program lowers the cost of required textbooks to $0 for all undergraduate students. More information about EKU BookSmart is available at https://advantage.eku.edu/books.


* Fees are based on 12 hours, and do not include specific course and parking fees.
** Room & Board rates depend on which residence hall and meal plan a student selects.
***Estimated cost of insurance.