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Northern Kentucky University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,496 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,400 tuition
$9,912 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$384 fees
(Based on stats from 2018/2019)

$20,744 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,648 tuition
$9,912 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$384 fees
(Based on stats from 2018/2019)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,060 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
96% of students receive aid
38% get federal aid ($4,825 avg)
60% get state aid ($2,225 avg)
61% get institn'l aid ($6,060 avg)
56% get loans ($5,480 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,913 87%
Federal Grant Aid $4,825 38%
Pell Grants $4,645 37%
Other Federal Grants $4,338 3%
Institution Grant Aid $6,060 61%
State Grant Aid $2,225 60%
Student Loans $5,480 56%
Federal Loans $5,067 57%
Other Loans $10,500 2%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: May 30
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Northern Kentucky University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
Nunn Drive
Highland Heights, KY 41099
(859) 572-5100


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Kayla - Middletown, OH
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    This is really a school that’ll give you the best deal for you money. Now with $10,000 flat rate tuition for out of state students NKU is a well kept, beautiful school with top notch Educators who care about you. They’ve never failed to bend over backwards to help me and give me information when needed!

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  • 5
  • Sarah from Burlington, KY
  • I am a current student here

    The attractive tuition not only gets you an education; but they offer free tutoring services, a free writing center and math center, STEM nights, a gym membership, and much more.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • I am a current student here

    Compared to the price of some private schools, for the location NKU isn't that pricey.

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  • 4
  • Joanne from Cincinnati, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Tuition at NKU is the best around because you get the small class sizes and the attention you need to succeed under ten grand a semester.

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