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Ball State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,242 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,992 tuition
$10,234 on campus room & board
$1,354 books and supplies
$662 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$37,016 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,766 tuition
$10,234 on campus room & board
$1,354 books and supplies
$662 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$9,256 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
88% of students receive aid
35% get federal aid ($4,750 avg)
30% get state aid ($7,358 avg)
40% get institn'l aid ($9,256 avg)
69% get loans ($7,624 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.77% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.77% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $10,449 72%
Federal Grant Aid $4,750 35%
Pell Grants $4,575 35%
Other Federal Grants $502 12%
Institution Grant Aid $9,256 40%
State Grant Aid $7,358 30%
Student Loans $7,624 69%
Federal Loans $5,871 65%
Other Loans $12,277 10%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 10
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Ball State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2000 University Ave
Muncie, IN 47306
(765) 289-1241
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $300
Out of State $984


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Nicolette from Winthrop Harbor, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Not only does Ball State have a lot of scholarship options and is very accepting of AP testing or Dual Credit, this school has so many resources for students to use to help you stay on track to graduate and excel in your education.

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  • 4
  • MaryAnne from Trenton, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Compared to other schools I researched prior to choosing Ball State, it is very on-par with similar schools. Since I'm from a reciprocity county in Ohio, I receive in state tuition, very comparable to another one of my top choices for college, the University of Cincinnati. So much is included in the tuition; free counseling/relaxation center, free bus services, free tutoring services, study materials via the libraries, and the computer labs located in each residence hall and library.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Ball State offers instate tuition to counties close to Indiana's Eastern border. They are very understanding when it comes to out-of-state students. However, I will say, they do waste some of your money on pointless things (such as rebranding).

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  • 4
  • Shaefer from Anderson, IN
  • I am a current student here

    While I may not particularly enjoy Ball State, you still defiantly get your moneys worth. It offers several services that can help you throughout life, including aid in getting a job and aid in writing essays and resumes.

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