Tuition & Fees

Paying for college is an important aspect of realizing your academic goals. Kent State's affordable tuition helps you keep costs low as you pursue your education.

Kent State University is ranked as one of the top public research universities in the United States and provides all students with a high-quality education at an affordable price.

Locate your tuition rate by selecting the student type that best describes you from the drop down below.

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The tuition rates below are for College of Podiatric Medicine students.

The information reflects at a glance, generalized rates and are intended to act as a guide. Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees can be found in the University Fee Register

Ohio Resident

Four Year Program Annual Tuition
$43,747.00

Non-Ohio Resident

Four Year Program Annual Tuition
$43,757.00

Not a College of Podiatric Medicine student? Choose the student type that best describes you from the drop down below. 

Tuition rates for students that began attendance at KSU prior to fall 2018, graduate students, and guest students, are available below.

Students that began attendance prior to fall 2018 are not eligible for the tuition guarantee program. These students pay the published rates for each academic year.

Please note, tuition rates for summer terms are not capped at the full-time rate between 12-18 credit hours.  You can access more information about the tuition guarantee program on our “Frequently Asked Questions” page.

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Kent Campus - Non-Guarantee Tuition Cost At-a-Glance

The information reflects at-a-glance, generalized rates and are intended to act as a guide.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees can be found in the University Fee Register. Other expenses not included in this total include a one-time enrollment fee and the following estimates: books $1,200; transportation $2,032; miscellaneous expenses $1,982


 

Undergraduate - Kent Campus students

Expense Ohio Resident Non-Ohio Resident3

Tuition1

$10,212.00 $19,088.00

Room & Board2

$12,412.00 $12,412.00

Total

$22,624.00 $31,500.00

Based on 12-18 semester hours (one academic year, two semesters for a full-time student). Program and special course fees are additional. A $465 per-credit-hour fee applies to all enrolled semester hours above 18 credits.

Based on a standard double room and The Blue board plan. Other room types and board plans at different prices are available.

3Non-Ohio Resident Surcharge. This rate is subject to change for each Fall.

More information on room and board rates can be found on the Housing website.

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop


Graduate Students

Expense Ohio Resident Non-Ohio Resident

Tuition1

$11,766.00 $21,952.00

Dissertation I – Equal to approximately 6 graduate credit hours:  $3,030.00 ($2,527.80 Instructional fee/$442.20 General fee)

Thesis II –  Equal to approximately 1/3 of the graduate per credit hour rate: $167.00 ($142.55 Instructional fee/$24.45 General fee)         

Dissertation II – Equal to approximately 1/3 of the graduate per credit hour rate: $167.00 ($142.55 Instructional fee/$24.45 General fee). Thesis II applies to all graduate students who were registered in a previous semester for 6 hours of Thesis I but have not completed their thesis.

1 Based on 11-18 credit hours (one academic year, two semesters for a full-time student).  Program and special course fees are additional. A $536 per credit hour fee applies to all enrolled semester hours above 18 credits.

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop


International Students

Expense Undergraduate

Tuition & Fees1

$19,088.00

Room & Board2

$12,412.00

Other: Medical Insurance, Books & Supplies3

$7,661.00

Total

$39,161.00

Based on one academic year, two semesters for a full-time international student. Program and special course fees are additional.

Based on a standard double room and basic board plan. Other room types and board plans at different prices are available.

Based on the Student Health Insurance premium for one year. The United States does not have universal health care. For this reason, the university requires all international students to purchase the sponsored student health insurance plan. Under certain criteria, a student may request a waiver of this charge.  Total is based on an estimated cost of the required books/supplies for each term and is subject to change each fall.

More information on medical insurance for international students can be found on the University Health Services website.

All international students are required to pay the $20 per semester International Student Activity Fee.  The fee is assessed each semester to support the delivery of the various programs ISSS provides to its students.

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop

 

Kent Campus - Non-Tuition Guarantee Rates

The information reflects at a glance, generalized rates and are intended to act as a guide. Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees can be found in the University Fee Register. Other expenses not included in this total include a one-time enrollment fee and the following estimates: books $1,200; transportation $1,358; miscellaneous expenses $1,804.

Kent Campus Undergraduate Students NON-TUITION GUARANTEE COHORT RATES 2021-2022

Ohio Resident Rates

Hours Instructional
Fee
General Fee Total
1 $391.30 $73.70 $465.00
2 $782.60 $147.40 $930.00
3 $1,173.90 $221.10 $1,395.00
4 $1,565.20 $294.80 $1,860.00
5 $1,956.50 $368.50 $2,325.00
6 $2,347.80 $442.20 $2,790.00
7 $2,739.10 $515.90 $3,255.00
8 $3,130.40 $589.60 $3,720.00
9 $3,521.70 $663.30 $4,185.00
10 $3,913.00 $737.00 $4,650.00
11 $4,279.50 $796.00 $5,075.50
12-181 $4,296.30 $809.70 $5,106.00

Non-Ohio Resident Rates

Hours Instructional
Fee
General Fee Non-OH Res.
Surcharge2
Total
1 $391.30 $73.70 $370.00 $835.00
2 $782.60 $147.40 $740.00 $1,670.00
3 $1,173.90 $221.10 $1,110.00 $2,505.00
4 $1,565.20 $294.80 $1,480.00 $3,340.00
5 $1,956.50 $368.50 $1,850.00 $4,175.00
6 $2,347.80 $442.20 $2,220.00 $5,010.00
7 $2,739.10 $515.90 $2,590.00 $5,845.00
8 $3,130.40 $589.60 $2,960.00 $6,680.00
9 $3,521.70 $663.30 $3,330.00 $7,515.00
10 $3,913.00 $737.00 $3,700.00 $8,350.00
11 $4,279.50 $796.00 $4,070.00 $9,145.50
12-181 $4,296.30 $809.70 $4,438.00 $9,544.00

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours and attending a Regional campus and the Kent campus concurrently, tuition will be assessed individually for each campus.  These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent campus 12-18 hour rate during fall and spring terms.  The rate for summer terms are not capped at the full-time tuition rate between 12-18 credit hours.  Instead, the summer non-guarantee rate is based on the guaranteed cohort per-credit-hour rate listed above.

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop

 

 

Graduate Students NON-TUITION GUARANTEE COHORT RATES 2021-2022

Ohio Resident Rates

Hours Instructional
Fee
General Fee Total
1 $462.30 $73.70 $536.00
2 $924.60 $147.40 $1,072.00
3 $1,386.90 $221.10 $1,608.00
4 $1,849.20 $294.80 $2,144.00
5 $2,311.50 $368.50 $2,680.00
6 $2,773.80 $442.20 $3,216.00
7 $3,236.10 $515.90 $3,752.00
8 $3,698.40 $589.60 $4,288.00
9 $4,160.70 $663.30 $4,824.00
10 $4,623.00 $737.00 $5,360.00
11-181 $5,073.30 $809.70 $5,883.00

Non-Ohio Resident Rates

Hours Instructional
Fee
General Fee Non-OH Res.
Surcharge2
Total
1 $462.30 $73.70 $463.00 $999.00
2 $924.60 $147.40 $926.00 $1,998.00
3 $1,386.90 $221.10 $1,389.00 $2,997.00
4 $1,849.20 $294.80 $1,852.00 $3,996.00
5 $2,311.50 $368.50 $2,315.00 $4,995.00
6 $2,773.80 $442.20 $2,778.00 $5,994.00
7 $3,236.10 $515.90 $3,241.00 $6,993.00
8 $3,698.40 $589.60 $3,704.00 $7,992.00
9 $4,160.70 $663.30 $4,167.00 $8,991.00
10 $4,623.00 $737.00 $4,630.00 $9,990.00
11-182 $5,073.30 $809.70 $5,093.00 $10,976.00

 

Dissertation I – Equal to approximately 6 graduate credit hours:  $3,030.00 ($2,527.80 Instructional fee/$442.20 General fee)

Thesis II –  Equal to approximately 1/3 of the graduate per credit hour rate: $167.00 ($142.55 Instructional fee/$24.45 General fee)         

Dissertation II – Equal to approximately 1/3 of the graduate per credit hour rate: $167.00 ($142.55 Instructional fee/$24.45 General fee)

Regional Campus graduate rates are the same as Kent Campus graduate rates.       

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop

The rate for summer terms are not capped at the full-time tuition rate between 11-18 credit hours.  Instead, the summer non-guarantee rate is based on the guaranteed cohort per-credit-hour rate listed above.    

 

International Undergraduate Students NON-TUITION GUARANTEE COHORT RATES 2021-2022

International Undergraduate Students

Hours Instructional
Fee
General Fee Non-OH Res.
Surcharge2
Total
1 $391.30 $73.70 $370.00 $835.00
2 $782.60 $147.40 $740.00 $1,670.00
3 $1,173.90 $221.10 $1,110.00 $2,505.00
4 $1,565.20 $294.80 $1,480.00 $3,340.00
5 $1,956.50 $368.50 $1,850.00 $4,175.00
6 $2,347.80 $442.20 $2,220.00 $5,010.00
7 $2,739.10 $515.90 $2,590.00 $5,845.00
8 $3,130.40 $589.60 $2,960.00 $6,680.00
9 $3,521.70 $663.30 $3,330.00 $7,515.00
10 $3,913.00 $737.00 $3,700.00 $8,350.00
11 $4,279.50 $796.00 $4,070.00 $9,145.50
12-181 $4,296.30 $809.70 $4,438.00 $9,544.00

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours and attending a Regional campus and the Kent campus concurrently, tuition will be assessed individually for each campus. These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent campus 12-18 hour rate during fall and spring terms. The rate for summer terms are not capped at the full-time tuition rate between 12-18 credit hours. Instead, the summer non-guarantee rate is based on the guaranteed cohort per-credit-hour rate listed above.

1 A flat rate applies to undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours and graduate students taking between 11-18 credit hours. An additional $465.00 per credit hour is assessed for each credit hour enrolled above 18 for undergraduates and an additional $536.00 per credit hour above 18 for graduate students. Visit the Per-Credit-Hour Fee page for more information.

2 This rate is subject to change each Fall. Please visit the FAQs on the Kent State Tuition for Online Degrees webpage for more information about the non-Ohio-resident surcharge for approved fully online degree and certificate programs.

All international students are required to pay the $20 per semester International Student Activity Fee. The fee is assessed each semester to support the delivery of the various programs ISSS provides to its students.

More information on international student health insurance can be found on the University Health Services website

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop

 

Regional Campus Non-Tuition Guarantee Rates

Regional Campus Per credit Hour Non-Tuition Guarantee Cohort Rates 2021-2022

OHIO RESIDENT
LOWER DIVISION Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total
1 $245.20 $17.80 $263.00
2 $490.40 $35.60 $526.00
3 $735.60 $53.40 $789.00
4 $980.80 $71.20 $1,052.00
5 $1,226.00 $89.00 $1,315.00
6 $1,471.20 $106.80 $1,578.00
7 $1,716.40 $124.60 $1,841.00
8 $1,961.60 $142.40 $2,104.00
9 $2,206.80 $160.20 $2,367.00
10 $2,452.00 $178.00 $2,630.00
11 $2,678.75 $192.00 $2,870.75
12-184 $2,693.50 $195.50 $2,889.00

OHIO RESIDENT
UPPER DIVISION Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total
1 $290.20 $17.80 $308.00
2 $580.40 $35.60 $616.00
3 $870.60 $53.40 $924.00
4 $1,160.80 $71.20 $1,232.00
5 $1,451.00 $89.00 $1,540.00
6 $1,741.20 $106.80 $1,848.00
7 $2,031.40 $124.60 $2,156.00
8 $2,321.60 $142.40 $2,464.00
9 $2,611.80 $160.20 $2,772.00
10 $2,902.00 $178.00 $3,080.00
11 $3,170.08 $192.00 $3,362.08
12-184 $3,189.50 $195.50 $3,385.00

NON-OHIO RESIDENT
LOWER DIVISION Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res. Surcharge5 Total
1 $245.20 $17.80 $370.00 $633.00
2 $490.40 $35.60 $740.00 $1,266.00
3 $735.60 $53.40 $1,110.00 $1,899.00
4 $980.80 $71.20 $1,480.00 $2,532.00
5 $1,226.00 $89.00 $1,850.00 $3,165.00
6 $1,471.20 $106.80 $2,220.00 $3,798.00
7 $1,716.40 $124.60 $2,590.00 $4,431.00
8 $1,961.60 $142.40 $2,960.00 $5,064.00
9 $2,206.80 $160.20 $3,330.00 $5,697.00
10 $2,452.00 $178.00 $3,700.00 $6,330.00
11 $2,678.75 $192.00 $4,070.00 $6,940.75
12-184 $2,693.50 $195.50 $4,438.00 $7,327.00

NON-OHIO RESIDENT
UPPER DIVISION Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res. Surcharge5 Total
1 $290.20 $17.80 $370.00 $678.00
2 $580.40 $35.60 $740.00 $1,356.00
3 $870.60 $53.40 $1,110.00 $2,034.00
4 $1,160.80 $71.20 $1,480.00 $2,712.00
5 $1,451.00 $89.00 $1,850.00 $3,390.00
6 $1,741.20 $106.80 $2,220.00 $4,068.00
7 $2,031.40 $124.60 $2,590.00 $4,746.00
8 $2,321.60 $142.40 $2,960.00 $5,424.00
9 $2,611.80 $160.20 $3,330.00 $6,102.00
10 $2,902.00 $178.00 $3,700.00 $6,780.00
11 $3,170.08 $192.00 $4,070.00 $7,432.08
12-184 $3,189.50 $195.50 $4,438.00 $7,823.00

Northern WV/Western PA
Lower Division Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res. Surcharge5 Total
1 $245.20 $17.80 $74.00 $337.00
2 $490.40 $35.60 $148.00 $674.00
3 $735.60 $53.40 $222.00 $1,011.00
4 $980.80 $71.20 $296.00 $1,348.00
5 $1,226.00 $89.00 $370.00 $1,685.00
6 $1,471.20 $106.80 $444.00 $2,022.00
7 $1,716.40 $124.60 $518.00 $2,359.00
8 $1,961.60 $142.40 $592.00 $2,696.00
9 $2,206.80 $160.20 $666.00 $3,033.00
10 $2,452.00 $178.00 $740.00 $3,370.00
11 $2,678.75 $192.00 $814.00 $3,684.75
12-184 $2,693.50 $195.50 $887.00 $3,776.00

Northern WV/Western PA
Upper Division Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res. Surcharge5 Total
1 $290.20 $17.80 $74.00 $382.00
2 $580.40 $35.60 $148.00 $764.00
3 $870.60 $53.40 $222.00 $1,146.00
4 $1,160.80 $71.20 $296.00 $1,528.00
5 $1,451.00 $89.00 $370.00 $1,910.00
6 $1,741.20 $106.80 $444.00 $2,292.00
7 $2,031.40 $124.60 $518.00 $2,674.00
8 $2,321.60 $142.40 $592.00 $3,056.00
9 $2,611.80 $160.20 $666.00 $3,438.00
10 $2,902.00 $178.00 $740.00 $3,820.00
11 $3,170.08 $192.00 $814.00 $4,176.08
12-184 $3,189.50 $195.50 $887.00 $4,272.00
 

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours and attending a Regional campus and the Kent campus concurrently, the tuition rate will be assessed individually for each campus.  These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent campus cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours during fall and spring terms.  The rate for summer terms are not capped at the full-time tuition rate between 12-18 credit hours.  Instead, the summer non-guarantee rate is based on the guaranteed cohort per-credit-hour rate listed above.

1 The general fee is used to fund various non-instructional student and academic support services and operations at the Regional Campuses.  Examples include disability services, learning centers, student activities and organizations.

2 Lower Division includes 10000 and 20000 level courses.  Students only taking regional campus lower division courses will not be assessed more than the respective lower division cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours.

3 Upper Division includes 30000 and 40000 level courses.  Students only taking regional campus lower and upper division courses will not be assessed more than the respective upper division upper division cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours.

4 Students enrolled at both a Regional campus and the Kent campus for more than 18 credit hours will be assessed an additional $465 per credit hour for each credit hour enrolled above 18. Visit the Per-Credit-Hour Fee page for more information.

5 This rate is subject to change each Fall. Please visit the FAQs on the Kent State Tuition for Online Degrees webpage for more information about the non-Ohio-resident surcharge for approved fully online degree and certificate programs.

Note: There is an additional $145.00 cohort per credit hour instructional fee for lower division and $100.00 per credit hour instructional fee for upper division fully online regional campuses courses.   This cohort rate excludes online courses associated exclusively with the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies, and Associate of Applied Business programs.


Graduate Students

Graduate Student rates can be viewed here


Payment due dates

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website.


 

Non-Tuition Guarantee Room and Board Rates

2021-2022 NON-TUITION GUARANTEE PLAN ROOM AND BOARD RATES

Room Rates

Room Type Rate per Semester
Double* (Preponderant)  $3,850
Double with Private Bath  $4,198
Two Person Semi-Suite with Shared Bath  $4,198
Single  $4,253
Single with Half Bath  $4,473
Deluxe Single  $4,583
Single with Shared Bath  $4,695
Double Deluxe Apartment   $4,857
Single with Private Bath  $4,918
Two Bedroom Suite with Shared Bath  $5,025
Single Studio   $5,248
Four Bedroom Apartment   $5,355
Single Apartment   $5,578

*Figure used on the Tuition Guarantee At-a-Glance tab.

Learn more about housing Rates

Board/Meal Plans

Plan Type Rate per Semester
The Gold   $2,833
The Kent Plan $2,575
The Blue* (Preponderant)  $2,356
Flash 100  $1,391
Flash 50  $824
Flash 30  $567
Flex Plan  $800
Go Plan (Regional Campus Plan)  $165


*Figure used on the Tuition Guarantee At-a-Glance tab.

Learn more about meal plans

 

The tuition rates below are for returning undergraduate students that started in the Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 semesters.

Beginning with the fall 2018 academic year, Kent State began to offer all eligible new first-year and transfer undergraduate students the certainty that the Ohio resident tuition rate (i.e. instructional and general fee) career services fee, as well as room and board plan charges would not increase for their applicable cohort rate.  Participation in the program is required for all new first-year degree-seeking undergraduate and eligible transfer students enrolling at Kent State for the first time in fall semester of 2019 or later.

Find information about cohort definitions in the first frequently asked question (FAQ) on our FAQ page.

If you are not a returning undergraduate student that started in the Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 semesters, see the drop down selector below.

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2018-2019 Tuition Guarantee Cost At-a-Glance

The information reflects at-a-glance, generalized rates and are intended to act as a guide.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees can be found in the University Fee Register. Other expenses not included in this total include a one-time enrollment fee and the following estimates: books $1,200; transportation $2,032; miscellaneous expenses $1,982.


 

Undergraduate - Kent Campus

Expense Ohio Resident Non-Ohio Resident3

Tuition1

$10,756.00 $19,632.00

Room & Board2

$11,362.00 $11,362.00

Total

$22,118.00 $30,994.00

Based on 12-18 semester hours (one academic year, two semesters for a full-time student). Program and special course fees are additional. A $483 per-credit-hour fee applies to all enrolled semester hours above 18 credits.

Based on a standard double room and The Blue board plan. Other room types and board plans at different prices are available.

Non-Ohio Resident Surcharge is subject to change each fall.

More information on room and board rates can be found on the Housing website.

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop


 

International Undergraduate

Expense Undergraduate

Tuition & Fees1

$19,632.00

Room & Board2

$11,362.00

Other: Medical Insurance, Books & Supplies3

$7,661.00

Total

$38,655.00

Based on one academic year, two semesters for a full-time international student. Program and special course fees are additional.

Based on a standard double room and basic board plan. Other room types and board plans at different prices are available.

Based on the Student Health Insurance premium for one year. The United States does not have universal health care. For this reason, the university requires all international students to purchase the sponsored student health insurance plan. Under certain criteria, a student may request a waiver of this charge.  Total is based on an estimated cost of the required books/supplies for each term and is subject to change each fall.

More information on medical insurance for international students can be found on the University Health Services website.

All international students are required to pay the $20 per semester International Student Activity Fee.  The fee is assessed each semester to support the delivery of the various programs ISSS provides to its students.

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop

 

Kent Campus: 2018-2019 Tuition Guarantee Rates

Undergraduate Rates - Kent Campus 2018-2019 Tuition Guarantee Cohort Rates (TGCR)

Ohio Resident Rates

Hours Instructional
Fee
General Fee1 Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $404.94 $78.06 $483.00 $6.00 $489.00
2 $809.88 $156.12 $966.00 $12.00 $978.00
3 $1,214.82 $234.18 $1,449.00 $18.00 $1,467.00
4 $1,619.76 $312.24 $1,932.00 $24.00 $1,956.00
5 $2,024.70 $390.30 $2,415.00 $30.00 $2,445.00
6 $2,429.64 $468.36 $2,898.00 $36.00 $2,934.00
7 $2,834.58 $546.42 $3,381.00 $42.00 $3,423.00
8 $3,239.52 $624.48 $3,864.00 $48.00 $3,912.00
9 $3,644.46 $702.54 $4,347.00 $54.00 $4,401.00
10 $4,049.40 $780.60 $4,830.00 $60.00 $4,890.00
11 $4,376.75 $843.75 $5,220.50 $66.00 $5,286.50
12-182 $4,448.43 $857.57 $5,306.00 $72.00 $5,378.00

Non-Ohio Resident Rates

Hours Instructional
Fee
General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge3
Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $404.94 $78.06 $370.00 $853.00 $6.00 $859.00
2 $809.88 $156.12 $740.00 $1,706.00 $12.00 $1,718.00
3 $1,214.82 $234.18 $1,110.00 $2,559.00 $18.00 $2,577.00
4 $1,619.76 $312.24 $1,480.00 $3,412.00 $24.00 $3,436.00
5 $2,024.70 $390.30 $1,850.00 $4,265.00 $30.00 $4,295.00
6 $2,429.64 $468.36 $2,220.00 $5,118.00 $36.00 $5,154.00
7 $2,834.58 $546.42 $2,590.00 $5,971.00 $42.00 $6,013.00
8 $3,239.52 $624.48 $2,960.00 $6,824.00 $48.00 $6,872.00
9 $3,644.46 $702.54 $3,330.00 $7,677.00 $54.00 $7,731.00
10 $4,049.40 $780.60 $3,700.00 $8,530.00 $60.00 $8,590.00
11 $4,376.75 $843.75 $4,070.00 $9,290.50 $66.00 $9,356.50
12-182 $4,448.43 $857.57 $4,438.00 $9,744.00 $72.00 $9,816.00

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours a attending a Regional Campus and the Kent Campus concurrently, the cohort rate will be assessed individually for each campus.  These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent Campus cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours during fall and spring terms.  The rate for summer terms are not capped at the full-time tuition rate between 12-18 credit hours.  Instead, the summer guarantee rate is based on the guaranteed cohort per-credit-hour rate listed above. 

1 The general fee is mainly used to support student services and operations.  Examples include recreation services, athletics, student center, transportation services, and student organizations.  There's also a component that provides funding for facilities needs and for investment in off campus and distance learning.  Allocations of the general fee revenues are part of the University's annual budget building process.      

2 A flat rate applies to undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours and graduate students taking between 11-18 credit hours. An additional $483.00 per credit hour is assessed for each credit hour enrolled above 18 for undergraduates and an additional $536.00 per credit hour above 18 for graduate students. Visit the Per-Credit-Hour Fee page for more information.

3 This rate is subject to change each Fall. Please visit the FAQs on the Kent State Tuition for Online Degrees webpage for more information about the non-Ohio-resident surcharge for approved fully online degree and certificate programs.


Payment Due Dates

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website.


 

Regional Campus: 2018-2019 Tuition Guarantee Rates

Regional Campus Per Credit Hour 2018-2019 Tuition-Guarantee Cohort Rates (TGCR)

OHIO RESIDENT
LOWER DIVISION Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $254.64 $18.86 $273.50 $3.60 $277.10
2 $509.28 $37.72 $547.00 $7.20 $554.20
3 $763.92 $56.58 $820.50 $10.80 $831.30
4 $1,018.56 $75.44 $1,094.00 $14.40 $1,108.40
5 $1,273.20 $94.30 $1,367.50 $18.00 $1,385.50
6 $1,527.84 $113.16 $1,641.00 $21.60 $1,662.60
7 $1,782.48 $132.02 $1,914.50 $25.20 $1,939.70
8 $2,037.12 $150.88 $2,188.00 $28.80 $2,216.80
9 $2,291.76 $169.74 $2.461.50 $32.40 $2,493.90
10 $2,546.40 $188.60 $2,735.00 $36.00 $2,771.00
11 $2,749.27 $203.73 $2,953.00 $39.60 $2,992.60
12-184 $2,794.89 $207.11 $3,002.00 $43.20 $3,045.20

OHIO RESIDENT
UPPER DIVISION Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $301.14 $18.86 $320.00 $3.60 $323.60
2 $602.28 $37.72 $640.00 $7.20 $647.20
3 $903.42 $56.58 $960.00 $10.80 $970.80
4 $1,204.56 $75.44 $1,280.00 $14.40 $1,294.40
5 $1,505.70 $94.30 $1,600.00 $18.00 $1,618.00
6 $1,806.84 $113.16 $1,920.00 $21.60 $1,941.60
7 $2,107.98 $132.02 $2,240.00 $25.20 $2,265.20
8 $2,409.12 $150.88 $2,560.00 $28.80 $2,588.80
9 $2,710.26 $169.74 $2,880.00 $32.40 $2,912.40
10 $3,011.40 $188.60 $3,200.00 $36.00 $3,236.00
11 $3,254.27 $203.73 $3,458.00 $39.60 $3,497.60
12-184 $3,310.89 $207.11 $3,518.00 $43.20 $3,561.20

NON-OHIO RESIDENT
LOWER DIVISION Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $254.64 $18.86 $370.00 $643.50 $3.60 $647.10
2 $509.28 $37.72 $740.00 $1,287.00 $7.20 $1,294.20
3 $763.92 $56.58 $1,110.00 $1,930.50 $10.80 $1,941.30
4 $1,018.56 $75.44 $1,480.00 $2,574.00 $14.40 $2,588.40
5 $1,273.20 $94.30 $1,850.00 $3,217.50 $18.00 $3,235.50
6 $1,527.84 $113.16 $2,220.00 $3,861.00 $21.60 $3,882.60
7 $1,782.48 $132.02 $2,590.00 $4,504.50 $25.20 $4,529.70
8 $2,037.12 $150.88 $2,960.00 $5,148.00 $28.80 $5,176.80
9 $2,291.76 $169.74 $3,330.00 $5,791.50 $32.40 $5,823.90
10 $2,546.40 $188.60 $3,700.00 $6,435.00 $36.00 $6,471.00
11 $2,749.27 $203.73 $4,070.00 $7,023.00 $39.60 $7,062.60
12-184 $2,794.89 $207.11 $4,438.00 $7,440.00 $43.20 $7,483.20

NON-OHIO RESIDENT
UPPER DIVISION Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $301.14 $18.86 $370.00 $690.00 $3.60 $693.60
2 $602.28 $37.72 $740.00 $1,380.00 $7.20 $1,387.20
3 $903.42 $56.58 $1,110.00 $2,070.00 $10.80 $2,080.80
4 $1,204.56 $75.44 $1,480.00 $2,760.00 $14.40 $2,774.40
5 $1,505.70 $94.30 $1,850.00 $3,450.00 $18.00 $3,468.00
6 $1,806.84 $113.16 $2,220.00 $4,140.00 $21.60 $4,161.60
7 $2,107.98 $132.02 $2,590.00 $4,830.00 $25.20 $4,855.20
8 $2,409.12 $150.88 $2,960.00 $5,520.00 $28.80 $5,548.80
9 $2,710.26 $169.74 $3,330.00 $6,210.00 $32.40 $6,242.40
10 $3,011.40 $188.60 $3,700.00 $6,900.00 36.00 $6,936.00
11 $3,254.27 $203.73 $4,070.00 $7,528.00 $39.60 $7,567.60
12-184 $3,310.89 $207.11 $4,438.00 $7,956.00 $43.20 $7,999.20

Northern WV/Western PA
Lower Division Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $254.64 $18.86 $74.00 $347.50 $3.60 $351.10
2 $509.28 $37.72 $148.00 $695.00 $7.20 $702.20
3 $763.92 $56.58 $222.00 $1,042.50 $10.80 $1,053.30
4 $1,018.56 $75.44 $296.00 $1,390.00 $14.40 $1,404.40
5 $1,273.20 $94.30 $370.00 $1,737.50 $18.00 $1,755.50
6 $1,527.84 $113.16 $444.00 $2,085.00 $21.60 $2,106.60
7 $1,782.48 $132.02 $518.00 $2,432.50 $25.20 $2,457.70
8 $2,037.12 $150.88 $592.00 $2.780.00 $28.80 $2,808.80
9 $2,291.76 $169.74 $666.00 $3,127.50 $32.40 $3,159.90
10 $2,546.40 $188.60 $740.00 $3.475.00 $36.00 $3,511.00
11 $2,749.27 $203.73 $814.00 $3,767.00 $39.60 $3,806.60
12-184 $2,794.89 $207.11 $887.00 $3,889.00 $43.20 $3,932.20

Northern WV/Western PA
Upper Division Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $301.14 $18.86 $74.00 $394.00 $3.60 $397.60
2 $602.28 $37.72 $148.00 $788.00 $7.20 $795.20
3 $903.42 $56.58 $222.00 $1,182.00 $10.80 $1,192.80
4 $1,204.56 $75.44 $296.00 $1,576.00 $14.40 $1,590.40
5 $1,505.70 $94.30 $370.00 $1,970.00 $18.00 $1,988.00
6 $1,806.84 $113.16 $444.00 $2,364.00 $21.60 $2,385.60
7 $2,107.98 $132.02 $518.00 $2,758.00 $25.20 $2,783.20
8 $2,409.12 $150.88 $592.00 $3,152.00 $28.80 $3,180.80
9 $2,710.26 $169.74 $666.00 $3.546.00 $32.40 $3,578.40
10 $3,011.40 $188.60 $740.00 $3,940.00 $36.00 $3,976.00
11 $3,254.27 $203.73 $814.00 $4,272.00 $39.60 $4,311.60
12-184 $3,310.89 $207.11 $887.00 $4,405.00 $43.20 $4,448.20
 

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours and attending a Regional campus and the Kent campus concurrently, the cohort rate will be assessed individually for each campus.  These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent campus cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours during fall and spring terms.  The rate for summer terms are not capped at the full-time tuition rate between 12-18 credit hours.  Instead, the summer guarantee rate is based on the guaranteed cohort per-credit-hour rate listed above.

1 The general fee is used to fund various non-instructional student and academic support services and operations at the Regional Campuses.  Examples include disability services, learning centers, student activities and organizations.

2 Lower Division includes 10000 and 20000 level courses.  Students only taking regional campus lower division courses will not be assessed more than the respective lower division cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours.

3 Upper Division includes 30000 and 40000 level courses.  Students only taking regional campus lower and upper division courses will not be assessed more than the respective upper division upper division cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours.

4 Students enrolled at both a Regional campus and the Kent campus for more than 18 credit hours will be assessed an additional $483 per credit hour for each credit hour enrolled above 18. Visit the Per-Credit-Hour Fee page for more information.

5 This rate is subject to change each Fall. Please visit the FAQs on the Kent State Tuition for Online Degrees webpage for more information about the non-Ohio-resident surcharge for approved fully online degree and certificate programs.

Note: There is an additional $150.50 cohort per credit hour instructional fee for lower division and $103.50 per credit hour instructional fee for upper division fully online regional campuses courses.   This cohort rate excludes online courses associated exclusively with the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies, and Associate of Applied Business programs.


Graduate Students

Graduate Student rates are based on Kent campus Graduate Rate


Payment Due Dates

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website.


 

2018-2019 Room and Board Rates

Room and Board Rates Included in the Tuition Guarantee Plan 2018-2019

Room Rates

Room Type Fall 2021 Spring 2022
Triple Room  $3,330 $3,330
Quad Room  $3,330 $3,330
Double* (Preponderant)  $3,540 $3,540
Triple with Private Bath  $3,748 $3,748
Double with Private Bath  $3,958 $3,958
Two Person Semi-Suite with Shared Bath  $3,958 $3,958
Single  $4,010 $4,010
Single with Half Bath  $4,218 $4,218
Deluxe Single  $4,322 $4,322
Single with Shared Bath  $4,428 $4,428
Double Deluxe Apartment   $4,582 $4,582
Single with Private Bath  $4,638 $4,638
Two Bedroom Suite with Shared Bath  $4,740 $4,740
Single Studio   $4,950 $4,950
Four Bedroom Apartment   $5,052 $5,052
Single Apartment   $5,262 $5,262

*Figure used on the Tuition Guarantee At-a-Glance tab.

Learn more about housing Rates

Proposed 19/20 Room and Board Rates

Board/Meal Plan Rates

Plan Type Fall 2021 Spring 2022
The Gold  $2,545 $2,545
The Blue* (Preponderant) $2,141 $,2141
Flash 100 $1,250 $1,250
Flash 50 $750 $750
Flash 30 $500 $500
Flex Plan $800 $800
Go Plan (Regional Campus Plan) $150 $150


*Figure used on the Tuition Guarantee At-a-Glance tab.

Learn more about meal plans

 

The tuition rates below are for first-year undergraduate or transfer students that are starting their first year in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 semesters.

Kent State offers all eligible new first-year and transfer undergraduate students the certainty that the Ohio resident tuition rate (i.e. instructional and general fee) career services fee, as well as room and board plan charges would not increase for their applicable cohort rate.  Participation in the guarantee program is required for all new first-year degree-seeking undergraduate and eligible transfer students enrolling at Kent State for the first time in fall semester of 2019 or later.

Find information about cohort definitions in the first frequently asked question (FAQ) on our FAQ page.

If you are not a first-year undergraduate or transfer student that is starting your first year in the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 semesters, see the drop down selector below.

BP Paragraphs: 
2019-2020 Tuition Guarantee Cost At-a-Glance

The information reflects at-a-glance, generalized rates and are intended to act as a guide.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees can be found in the University Fee Register. Other expenses not included in this total include a one-time enrollment fee and the following estimates: books $1,200; transportation $2,032; miscellaneous expenses $1,982.

Undergraduate - Kent Campus

Expense Ohio Resident Non-Ohio Resident3
Tuition1 $11,131.04 $20,007.04
Room & Board2 $11,706.00 $11,706.00
Total $22,837.04 $31,713.04

1 Based on 12-18 semester hours (one academic year, two semesters for a full-time student). Program and special course fees are additional. A $499.90 per-credit-hour fee applies to all enrolled semester hours above 18 credits.

2 Based on a standard double room and The Blue board plan. Other room types and board plans at different prices are available. Please see the room and board rates tab above for more details.

3 Non-Ohio Resident Surcharge is subject to change each fall.

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop


 

International Undergraduate

Expense Non-Ohio Resident3
Tuition & Fees1 $20,007.04
Room & Board2 $11,706.00
Other: Medical Insurance, Books & Supplies4 $7,661.00
Total $39,374.04

1 Based on 12-18 semester hours (one academic year, two semesters for a full-time student). Program and special course fees are additional. A $499.90 per-credit-hour fee applies to all enrolled semester hours above 18 credits.

2 Based on a standard double room and The Blue board plan. Other room types and board plans at different prices are available. Please see the room and board rates tab above for more details.

3 Non-Ohio Resident Surcharge is subject to change each fall.

Based on the Student Health Insurance premium for one year. The United States does not have universal health care. For this reason, the university requires all international students to purchase the sponsored student health insurance plan. Under certain criteria, a student may request a waiver of this charge.Total is based on an estimated cost of the required books/supplies for each term and is subject to change each fall.

More information on medical insurance for international students can be found on the University Health Services website.

All international students are required to pay the $20 per semester International Student Activity Fee.  The fee is assessed each semester to support the delivery of the various programs ISSS provides to its students.

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop

 

Kent Campus: 2019-2020 Tuition Guarantee Rates

Undergraduate Rates - Kent Campus 2019-2020 Tuition Guarantee Cohort Rates (TGCR)

Ohio Resident  Rates

Hours Instructional
Fee
General Fee1 Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total
1 $421.84 $78.06 $499.90 $6.21 $506.11
2 $843.68 $156.12 $999.80 $12.42 $1,012.22
3 $1,265.52 $234.18 $1,499.70 $18.63 $1,518.33
4 $1,687.36 $312.24 $1,999.60 $24.84 $2,024.44
5 $2,109.20 $390.30 $2,499.50 $31.05 $2,530.55
6 $2,531.04 $468.36 $2,999.40 $37.26 $3,036.66
7 $2,952.88 $546.42 $3,499.30 $43.47 $3,542.77
8 $3,374.72 $624.48 $3,999.20 $49.68 $4,048.88
9 $3,796.56 $702.54 $4,499.10 $55.89 $4,554.99
10 $4,218.40 $780.60 $4,999.00 $62.10 $5,061.10
11 $4,612.83 $843.75 $5,456.58 $68.31 $5,524.89
12-182 $4,633.43 $857.57 $5,491.00 $74.52 $5,565.52

Non-Ohio Resident Rates

Hours Instructional
Fee
General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge3
Total Tuition Career Services Fee Total TCGR
1 $421.84 $78.06 $370.00 $869.90 $6.21 $876.11
2 $843.68 $156.12 $740.00 $1,739.80 $12.42 $1,752.22
3 $1,265.52 $234.18 $1,110.00 $2,609.70 $18.63 $2,628.33
4 $1,687.36 $312.24 $1,480.00 $3,479.60 $24.84 $3,504.44
5 $2,109.20 $390.30 $1,850.00 $4,349.50 $31.05 $4,380.55
6 $2,531.04 $468.36 $2,220.00 $5,219.40 $37.26 $5,256.66
7 $2,952.88 $546.42 $2,590.00 $6,089.30 $43.47 $6,132.77
8 $3,374.72 $624.48 $2,960.00 $6,959.20 $49.68 $7,008.88
9 $3,796.56 $702.54 $3,330.00 $7,829.10 $55.89 $7,884.99
10 $4,218.40 $780.60 $3,700.00 $8,699.00 $62.10 $8,761.10
11 $4,612.83 $843.75 $4,070.00 $9,526.58 $68.31 $9,594.89
12-182 $4,633.43 $857.57 $4,438.00 $9,929.00 $74.52 $10,003.52

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours a attending a Regional Campus and the Kent Campus concurrently, the cohort rate will be assessed individually for each campus.  These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent Campus cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours during fall and spring terms.  The rate for summer terms are not capped at the full-time tuition rate between 12-18 credit hours.  Instead, the summer guarantee rate is based on the guaranteed cohort per-credit-hour rate listed above.

1 The general fee is mainly used to support student services and operations.  Examples include recreation services, athletics, student center, transportation services, and student organizations.  There's also a component that provides funding for facilities needs and for investment in off campus and distance learning.  Allocations of the general fee revenues are part of the University's annual budget building process.      

2A flat rate applies to undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours and graduate students taking between 11-18 credit hours. An additional $499.90 per credit hour is assessed for each credit hour enrolled above 18 for undergraduates and an additional $536.00 per credit hour above 18 for graduate students. Visit the Per-Credit-Hour Fee page for more information. 

3 This rate is subject to change each Fall. Please visit the FAQs on the Kent State Tuition for Online Degrees webpage for more information about the non-Ohio-resident surcharge for approved fully online degree and certificate programs.


Payment Due Dates

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website.


 

Regional Campus: 2019-2020 Tuition Guarantee Rates

Regional Campus Per Credit Hour 2019-2020 Tuition-Guarantee Cohort Rates (TGCR)

OHIO RESIDENT
LOWER DIVISION Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $264.14 $18.86 $283.00 $3.72 $286.72
2 $528.28 $37.72 $566.00 $7.44 $573.44
3 $792.42 $56.58 $849.00 $11.16 $860.16
4 $1,056.56 $75.44 $1,132.00 $14.88 $1,146.88
5 $1,320.70 $94.30 $1,415.00 $18.60 $1,433.60
6 $1,584.84 $113.16 $1,698.00 $22.32 $1,720.32
7 $1,848.98 $132.02 $1,981.00 $26.04 $2,007.04
8 $2,113.12 $150.88 $2,264.00 $29.76 $2,293.76
9 $2,377.26 $169.74 $2,547.00 $33.48 $2,580.48
10 $2,641.40 $188.60 $2,830.00 $37.20 $2,867.20
11 $2,885.19 $203.73 $3,088.92 $40.92 $3,129.84
12-184 $2,899.89 $207.11 $3,107.00 $44.64 $3,151.64

OHIO RESIDENT
UPPER DIVISION Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee 1 Total Tuition Career Services Fee Total TGCR
1 $312.34 $18.86 $331.20 $3.72 $334.92
2 $624.68 $37.72 $662.40 $7.44 $669.84
3 $937.02 $56.58 $993.60 $11.16 $1,004.76
4 $1,249.36 $75.44 $1,324.80 $14.88 $1,339.68
5 $1,561.70 $94.30 $1,656.00 $18.60 $1,674.60
6 $1,874.04 $113.16 $1,987.20 $22.32 $2,009.52
7 $2,186.38 $132.02 $2,318.40 $26.04 $2,344.44
8 $2,498.72 $150.88 $2,649.60 $29.76 $2,679.36
9 $2,811.06 $169.74 $2,980.80 $33.48 $3,014.28
10 $3,123.40 $188.60 $3,312.00 $37.20 $3,349.20
11 $3,411.69 $203.73 $3,615.42 $40.92 $3,656.34
12-184 $3,433.89 $207.11 $3,641.00 $44.64 $3,685.64

NON-OHIO RESIDENT
LOWER DIVISION Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $264.14 $18.86 $370.00 $653.00 $3.72 $656.72
2 $528.28 $37.72 $740.00 $1,306.00 $7.44 $1,313.44
3 $792.42 $56.58 $1,110.00 $1,959.00 $11.16 $1,970.16
4 $1,056.56 $75.44 $1,480.00 $2,612.00 $14.88 $2,626.88
5 $1,320.70 $94.30 $1,850.00 $3,265.00 $18.60 $3,283.60
6 $1,584.84 $113.16 $2,220.00 $3,918.00 $22.32 $3,940.32
7 $1,848.98 $132.02 $2,590.00 $4,571.00 $26.04 $4,597.04
8 $2,113.12 $150.88 $2,960.00 $5,224.00 $29.76 $5,253.76
9 $2,377.26 $169.74 $3,330.00 $5,877.00 $33.48 $5,910.48
10 $2,641.40 $188.60 $3,700.00 $6,530.00 $37.20 $6,567.20
11 $2,885.19 $203.73 $4,070.00 $7,158.92 $40.92 $7,199.84
12-184 $2,899.89 $207.11 $4,438.00 $7,545.00 $44.64 $7,589.64

NON-OHIO RESIDENT
UPPER DIVISION Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $312.34 $18.86 $370.00 $701.20 $3.72 $704.92
2 $624.68 $37.72 $740.00 $1,402.40 $7.44 $1,409.84
3 $937.02 $56.58 $1,110.00 $2,103.60 $11.16 $2,114.76
4 $1,249.36 $75.44 $1,480.00 $2,804.80 $14.88 $2,819.68
5 $1,561.70 $94.30 $1,850.00 $3,506.00 $18.60 $3,524.60
6 $1,874.04 $113.16 $2,220.00 $4,207.20 $22.32 $4,229.52
7 $2,186.38 $132.02 $2,590.00 $4,908.40 $26.04 $4,934.44
8 $2,498.72 $150.88 $2,960.00 $5,609.60 $29.76 $5,639.36
9 $2,811.06 $169.74 $3,330.00 $6,310.80 $33.48 $6,344.28
10 $3,123.40 $188.60 $3,700.00 $7,012.00 $37.20 $7,049.20
11 $3,411.69 $203.73 $4,070.00 $7,685.42 $40.92 $7,726.34
12-184 $3,433.89 $207.11 $4,438.00 $8,079.00 $44.64 $8,123.64

Northern WV/Western PA
Lower Division Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $264.14 $18.86 $74.00 $357.00 $3.72 $360.72
2 $528.28 $37.72 $148.00 $714.00 $7.44 $721.44
3 $792.42 $56.58 $222.00 $1,071.00 $11.16 $1,082.16
4 $1,056.56 $75.44 $296.00 $1,428.00 $14.88 $1,442.88
5 $1,320.70 $94.30 $370.00 $1,785.00 $18.60 $1,803.60
6 $1,584.84 $113.16 $444.00 $2,142.00 $22.32 $2,164.32
7 $1,848.98 $132.02 $518.00 $2,499.00 $26.04 $2,525.04
8 $2,113.12 $150.88 $592.00 $2,856.00 $29.76 $2,885.76
9 $2,377.26 $169.74 $666.00 $3,213.00 $33.48 $3,246.48
10 $2,641.40 $188.60 $740.00 $3,570.00 $37.20 $3,607.20
11 $2,885.19 $203.73 $814.00 $3,902.92 $40.92 $3,943.84
12-184 $2,899.89 $207.11 $887.00 $3,994.00 $44.64 $4,038.64

Northern WV/Western PA
Upper Division Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $312.34 $18.86 $74.00 $405.20 $3.72 $408.92
2 $624.68 $37.72 $148.00 $810.40 $7.44 $817.84
3 $937.02 $56.58 $222.00 $1,215.60 $11.16 $1,226.76
4 $1,249.36 $75.44 $296.00 $1,620.80 $14.88 $1,635.68
5 $1,561.70 $94.30 $370.00 $2,026.00 $18.60 $2,044.60
6 $1,874.04 $113.16 $444.00 $2,431.20 $22.32 $2,453.52
7 $2,186.38 $132.02 $518.00 $2,836.40 $26.04 $2,862.44
8 $2,498.72 $150.88 $592.00 $3,241.60 $29.76 $3,271.36
9 $2,811.06 $169.74 $666.00 $3,646.80 $33.48 $3,680.28
10 $3,123.40 $188.60 $740.00 $4,052.00 $37.20 $4,089.20
11 $3,411.69 $203.73 $814.00 $4,176.08 $40.92 $4,470.34
12-184 $3,433.89 $207.11 $887.00 $4,528.00 $44.64 $4,572.64
 

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours and attending a Regional campus and the Kent campus concurrently, the cohort rate will be assessed individually for each campus.  These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent campus cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours during fall and spring terms.  The rate for summer terms are not capped at the full-time tuition rate between 12-18 credit hours.  Instead, the summer guarantee rate is based on the guaranteed cohort per-credit-hour rate listed above.

1 The general fee is used to fund various non-instructional student and academic support services and operations at the Regional Campuses.  Examples include disability services, learning centers, student activities and organizations.

2 Lower Division includes 10000 and 20000 level courses.  Students only taking regional campus lower division courses will not be assessed more than the respective lower division cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours.

3 Upper Division includes 30000 and 40000 level courses.  Students only taking regional campus lower and upper division courses will not be assessed more than the respective upper division upper division cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours.

4 Students enrolled at both a Regional campus and the Kent campus for more than 18 credit hours will be assessed an additional $499.90 per credit hour for each credit hour enrolled above 18. Visit the Per-Credit-Hour Fee page for more information.

5 This rate is subject to change each Fall. Please visit the FAQs on the Kent State Tuition for Online Degrees webpage for more information about the non-Ohio-resident surcharge for approved fully online degree and certificate programs.

Note: There is an additional $155.75 cohort per credit hour instructional fee for lower division and $107.10 per credit hour instructional fee for upper division fully online regional campuses courses.   This cohort rate excludes online courses associated exclusively with the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies, and Associate of Applied Business programs.


Graduate Students

Graduate Student rates are based on Kent campus Graduate Rate


Payment Due Dates

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website.


 

2019-2020 Room and Board Rates

Room and Board Rates Included in the Tuition Guarantee Plan 2019-2020

Room Rates

Room Type Fall 2021 Spring 2022
Triple Room  $3,429 $3,429
Quad Room  $3,429 $3,429
Double* (Preponderant)  $3,646 $3,646
Triple with Private Bath  $3,859 $3,859
Double with Private Bath  $4,076 $4,076
Two Person Semi-Suite with Shared Bath  $4,076 $4,076
Single  $4,130 $4,130
Single with Half Bath  $4,344 $4,344
Deluxe Single  $4,451 $4,451
Single with Shared Bath  $4,560 $4,560
Double Deluxe Apartment   $4,718 $4,718
Single with Private Bath  $4,776 $4,776
Two Bedroom Suite with Shared Bath  $4,881 $4,881
Single Studio   $5,097 $5,097
Four Bedroom Apartment   $5,202 $5,202
Single Apartment   $5,418 $5,418

*Figure used on the Tuition Guarantee At-a-Glance tab.

Learn more about housing Rates

Board/Meal Plan Rates

Plan Type Fall 2021 Spring 2022
The Gold  $2,624 $2,624
The Kent Plan $2,407 $2,407
The Blue* (Preponderant)  $2,207 $2,207
Flash 100  $1,289 $1,289
Flash 50  $773 $773
Flash 30  $516 $516
Flex Plan  $800 $800
Go Plan (Regional Campus Plan)  $165 $165


*Figure used on the Tuition Guarantee At-a-Glance tab.

Learn more about meal plans

 

The tuition rates below are for first-year undergraduate or transfer students that are starting their first year in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters.

Kent State offers all eligible new first-year and transfer undergraduate students the certainty that the Ohio resident tuition rate (i.e. instructional and general fee) career services fee, as well as room and board plan charges would not increase for their applicable cohort rate.  Participation in the guarantee program is required for all new first-year degree-seeking undergraduate and eligible transfer students enrolling at Kent State for the first time in fall semester of 2019 or later.

Find information about cohort definitions in the first frequently asked question (FAQ) on our FAQ page.

If you are not a first-year undergraduate or transfer student that is starting your first year in the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 semesters, see the drop down selector below.

BP Paragraphs: 
2020-2021 Tuition Guarantee Cost At-a-Glance

The information reflects at-a-glance, generalized rates and are intended to act as a guide.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees can be found in the University Fee Register. Other expenses not included in this total include a one-time enrollment fee and the following estimates: books $1,200; transportation $2,032; miscellaneous expenses $1,982.

Undergraduate - Kent Campus

Expense Ohio Resident Non-Ohio Resident3
Tuition1 $11,587.04 $20,463.04
Room & Board2 $12,084.00 $12,084.00
Total $23,671.04 $32,547.04

1 Based on 12-18 semester hours (one academic year, two semesters for a full-time student). Program and special course fees are additional. A $519.45 per-credit-hour fee applies to all enrolled semester hours above 18 credits.

2 Based on a standard double room and The Blue board plan. Other room types and board plans at different prices are available. Please see the room and board rates tab above for more details.

3 Non-Ohio Resident Surcharge is subject to change each fall.

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop


 

International Undergraduate

Expense Non-Ohio Resident3
Tuition & Fees1 $20,463.04
Room & Board2 $12,084.00
Other: Medical Insurance, Books & Supplies4 $7,661.00
Total $40,208.04

1 Based on 12-18 semester hours (one academic year, two semesters for a full-time student). Program and special course fees are additional. A $519.45 per-credit-hour fee applies to all enrolled semester hours above 18 credits.

2 Based on a standard double room and The Blue board plan. Other room types and board plans at different prices are available. Please see the room and board rates tab above for more details.

3 Non-Ohio Resident Surcharge is subject to change each fall.

4 Based on the Student Health Insurance premium for one year. The United States does not have universal health care. For this reason, the university requires all international students to purchase the sponsored student health insurance plan. Under certain criteria, a student may request a waiver of this charge.Total is based on an estimated cost of the required books/supplies for each term and is subject to change each fall.

More information on medical insurance for international students can be found on the University Health Services website.

All international students are required to pay the $20 per semester International Student Activity Fee.  The fee is assessed each semester to support the delivery of the various programs ISSS provides to its students.

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop

 

Kent Campus: 2020-2021 Tuition Guarantee Rates

Undergraduate Rates - Kent Campus 2020-2021 Tuition Guarantee Cohort Rates (TGCR)

Ohio Resident  Rates

Hours Instructional
Fee
General Fee1  Total Tuition  Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $438.35 $81.10 $519.45 $6.46 $525.91
2 $876.70 $162.20 $1,038.90 $12.92 $1,051.82
3 $1,315.05 $243.30 $1,558.35 $19.38 $1,577.73
4 $1,753.40 $324.40 $2,077.80 $25.84 $2,103.64
5 $2,191.75 $405.50 $2,597.25 $32.30 $2,629.55
6 $2,630.10 $486.60 $3,116.70 $38.76 $3,155.46
7 $3,068.45 $567.70 $3,636.15 $45.22 $3,681.37
8 $3,506.80 $648.80 $4,155.60 $51.68 $4,207.28
9 $3,945.15 $729.90 $4,675.05 $58.14 $4,733.19
10 $4,383.50 $811.00 $5,194.50 $64.60 $5,259.10
11 $4,801.95 $878.35 $5,680.30 $71.06 $5,751.36
12-182 $4,823.40 $892.60 $5,716.00 $77.52 $5,793.52

Non-Ohio Resident Rates

Hours Instructional
Fee
General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge3
 Total Tuition  Career
Services
Fee       
Total TGCR
1 $438.35 $81.10 $370.00 $889.45 $6.46 $895.91
2 $876.70 $162.20 $740.00 $1,778.90 $12.92 $1,791.82
3 $1,315.05 $243.30 $1,110.00 $2,668.35 $19.38 $2,687.73
4 $1,753.40 $324.40 $1,480.00 $3,557.80 $25.84 $3,583.64
5 $2,191.75 $405.50 $1,850.00 $4,447.25 $32.30 $4,479.55
6 $2,630.10 $486.60 $2,220.00 $5,336.70 $38.76 $5,375.46
7 $3,068.45 $567.70 $2,590.00 $6,226.15 $45.22 $6,271.37
8 $3,506.80 $648.80 $2,960.00 $7,115.60 $51.68 $7,167.28
9 $3,945.15 $729.90 $3,330.00 $8,005.05 $58.14 $8,063.19
10 $4,383.50 $811.00 $3,700.00 $8,894.50 $64.60 $8,959.10
11 $4,801.95 $878.35 $4,070.00 $9,750.30 $71.06 $9,821.36
12-182 $4,823.40 $892.60 $4,438.00 $10,154.00 $77.52 $10,231.52

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours a attending a Regional Campus and the Kent Campus concurrently, the cohort rate will be assessed individually for each campus.  These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent Campus cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours during fall and spring terms.  The rate for summer terms are not capped at the full-time tuition rate between 12-18 credit hours.  Instead, the summer guarantee rate is based on the guaranteed cohort per-credit-hour rate listed above.   

1 The general fee is mainly used to support student services and operations.  Examples include recreation services, athletics, student center, transportation services, and student organizations.  There's also a component that provides funding for facilities needs and for investment in off campus and distance learning.  Allocations of the general fee revenues are part of the University's annual budget building process.      

2 A flat rate applies to undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours and graduate students taking between 11-18 credit hours. An additional $519.45 per credit hour is assessed for each credit hour enrolled above 18 for undergraduates and an additional $536.00 per credit hour above 18 for graduate students. Visit the Per-Credit-Hour Fee page for more information. 

3 This rate is subject to change each Fall. Please visit the FAQs on the Kent State Tuition for Online Degrees webpage for more information about the non-Ohio-resident surcharge for approved fully online degree and certificate programs.


Payment Due Dates

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website.

Regional Campus: 2020-2021 Tuition Guarantee Rates

Regional Campus Per Credit Hour 2020-2021 Tuition-Guarantee Cohort Rates (TGCR)

OHIO RESIDENT
LOWER DIVISION Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $274.50 $19.50 $294.00 $3.87 $297.87
2 $549.00 $39.00 $588.00 $7.74 $595.74
3 $823.50 $58.50 $882.00 $11.61 $893.61
4 $1,098.00 $78.00 $1,176.00 $15.48 $1,191.48
5 $1,372.50 $97.50 $1,470.00 $19.35 $1,489.35
6 $1,647.00 $117.00 $1,764.00 $23.22 $1,787.22
7 $1,921.50 $136.50 $2,058.00 $27.09 $2,085.09
8 $2,196.00 $156.00 $2,352.00 $30.96 $2,382.96
9 $2,470.50 $175.50 $2,646.00 $34.83 $2,680.83
10 $2,745.00 $195.00 $2,940.00 $38.70 $2,978.70
11 $3,003.48 $212.08 $3,215.56 $42.57 $3,258.13
12-184 $3,018.50 $215.50 $3,234.00 $46.44 $3,280.44

OHIO RESIDENT
UPPER DIVISION Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee 1 Total Tuition Career Services Fee Total TGCR
1 $325.05 $19.50 $344.55 $3.87 $348.42
2 $650.10 $39.00 $689.10 $7.74 $696.84
3 $975.15 $58.50 $1,033.65 $11.61 $1,045.26
4 $1,300.20 $78.00 $1,378.20 $15.48 $1,393.68
5 $1,625.25 $97.50 $1,722.75 $19.35 $1,742.10
6 $1,950.30 $117.00 $2,067.30 $23.22 $2,090.52
7 $2,275.35 $136.50 $2,411.85 $27.09 $2,438.94
8 $2,600.40 $156.00 $2,756.40 $30.96 $2,787.36
9 $2,925.45 $175.50 $3,100.95 $34.83 $3,135.78
10 $3,250.50 $195.00 $3,445.50 $38.70 $3,484.20
11 $3,551.57 $212.08 $3,763.65 $42.57 $3,806.22
12-184 $3,574.50 $215.50 $3,790.00 $46.44 $3,836.44

NON-OHIO RESIDENT
LOWER DIVISION Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career Services Fee Total TGCR
1 $274.50 $19.50 $370.00 $664.00 $3.87 $667.87
2 $549.00 $39.00 $740.00 $1,328.00 $7.74 $1,335.74
3 $823.50 $58.50 $1,110.00 $1,992.00 $11.61 $2,003.61
4 $1,098.00 $78.00 $1,480.00 $2,656.00 $15.48 $2,671.48
5 $1,372.50 $97.50 $1,850.00 $3,320.00 $19.35 $3,339.35
6 $1,647.00 $117.00 $2,220.00 $3,984.00 $23.22 $4,007.22
7 $1,921.50 $136.50 $2,590.00 $4,648.00 $27.09 $4,675.09
8 $2,196.00 $156.00 $2,960.00 $5,312.00 $30.96 $5,342.96
9 $2,470.50 $175.50 $3,330.00 $5,976.00 $34.83 $6,010.83
10 $2,745.00 $195.00 $3,700.00 $6640.00 $38.70 $6,678.70
11 $3,003.48 $212.08 $4,070.00 $7,285.56 $42.57 $7,328.13
12-184 $3,018.50 $215.50 $4,438.00 $7,672.00 $46.44 $7,718.44

NON-OHIO RESIDENT
UPPER DIVISION Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career Services Fee Total TGCR
1 $325.05 $19.50 $370.00 $714.55 $3.87 $718.42
2 $650.10 $39.00 $740.00 $1,429.10 $7.74 $1,436.84
3 $975.15 $58.50 $1,110.00 $2,143.65 $11.61 $2,155.26
4 $1,300.20 $78.00 $1,480.00 $2,858.20 $15.48 $2,873.68
5 $1,625.25 $97.50 $1,850.00 $3,572.75 $19.35 $3,592.10
6 $1,950.30 $117.00 $2,220.00 $4,287.30 $23.22 $4,310.52
7 $2,275.35 $136.50 $2,590.00 $5,001.85 $27.09 $5,028.94
8 $2,600.40 $156.00 $2,960.00 $5,716.40 $30.96 $5,747.36
9 $2,925.45 $175.50 $3,330.00 $6,430.95 $34.83 $6,465.78
10 $3,250.50 $195.00 $3,700.00 $7,145.50 $38.70 $7,184.20
11 $3,551.57 $212.08 $4,070.00 $7,833.65 $42.57 $7,876.22
12-184 $3,574.50 $215.50 $4,438.00 $8,228.00 $46.44 $8,274.44

Northern WV/Western PA
Lower Division Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career Services Fee Total TGCR
1 $274.50 $19.50 $74.00 $368.00 $3.87 $371.87
2 $549.00 $39.00 $148.00 $736.00 $7.74 $743.74
3 $823.50 $58.50 $222.00 $1,104.00 $11.61 $1,115.61
4 $1,098.00 $78.00 $296.00 $1,472.00 $15.48 $1,487.48
5 $1,372.50 $97.50 $370.00 $1,840.00 $19.35 $1,859.35
6 $1,647.00 $117.00 $444.00 $2,208.00 $23.22 $2,231.22
7 $1,921.50 $136.50 $518.00 $2,576.00 $27.09 $2,603.09
8 $2,196.00 $156.00 $592.00 $2,944.00 $30.96 $2,974.96
9 $2,470.50 $175.50 $666.00 $3,312.00 $34.83 $3,346.83
10 $2,745.00 $195.00 $740.00 $3,680.00 $38.70 $3,718.70
11 $3,003.48 $212.08 $814.00 $4,029.56 $42.57 $4,072.13
12-184 $3,018.50 $215.50 $887.00 $4,121.00 $46.44 $4,167.44

Northern WV/Western PA
Upper Division Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $325.05 $19.50 $74.00 $418.55 $3.87 $422.42
2 $650.10 $39.00 $148.00 $837.10 $7.74 $844.84
3 $975.15 $58.50 $222.00 $1,255.65 $11.61 $1,267.26
4 $1,300.20 $78.00 $296.00 $1,674.20 $15.48 $1,689.68
5 $1,625.25 $97.50 $370.00 $2,092.75 $19.35 $2,112.10
6 $1,950.30 $117.00 $444.00 $2,511.30 $23.22 $2,534.52
7 $2,275.35 $136.50 $518.00 $2,929.85 $27.09 $2,956.94
8 $2,600.40 $156.00 $592.00 $3,348.40 $30.96 $3,379.36
9 $2,925.45 $175.50 $666.00 $3,766.95 $34.83 $3,801.78
10 $3,250.50 $195.00 $740.00 $4,185.50 $38.70 $4,224.20
11 $3,551.57 $212.08 $814.00 $4,577.65 $42.57 $4,620.22
12-184 $3,574.50 $215.50 $887.00 $4,677.00 $46.44 $4,723.44

 

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours and attending a Regional campus and the Kent campus concurrently, the cohort rate will be assessed individually for each campus.  These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent campus cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours during fall and spring terms.  The rate for summer terms are not capped at the full-time tuition rate between 12-18 credit hours.  Instead, the summer guarantee rate is based on the guaranteed cohort per-credit-hour rate listed above. 

1 The general fee is used to fund various non-instructional student and academic support services and operations at the Regional Campuses.  Examples include disability services, learning centers, student activities and organizations.

2 Lower Division includes 10000 and 20000 level courses.  Students only taking regional campus lower division courses will not be assessed more than the respective lower division cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours.

3 Upper Division includes 30000 and 40000 level courses.  Students only taking regional campus lower and upper division courses will not be assessed more than the respective upper division upper division cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours.

4 Students enrolled at both a Regional campus and the Kent campus for more than 18 credit hours will be assessed an additional $519.45 per credit hour for each credit hour enrolled above 18. Visit the Per-Credit-Hour Fee page for more information.

5 This rate is subject to change each Fall. Please visit the FAQs on the Kent State Tuition for Online Degrees webpage for more information about the non-Ohio-resident surcharge for approved fully online degree and certificate programs.

Note: There is an additional $162.10 cohort per credit hour instructional fee for lower division and $111.45 per credit hour instructional fee for upper division fully online regional campuses courses.   This cohort rate excludes online courses associated exclusively with the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies, and Associate of Applied Business programs.


Graduate Students

Graduate Student rates are based on Kent campus Graduate Rate


Payment Due Dates

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website.

2020-2021 Room and Board Rates

Room and Board Rates Included in the Tuition Guarantee Plan 2020-2021

Room Rates

Room Type Fall 2021 Spring 2022
Triple $3,531 $3,531
Quad $3,531 $3,531
Double* $3,755 $3,755
Triple with Private Bath $3,973 $3,973
Double with Private Bath $4,198 $4,198
Two Person Semi-Suite with Shared Bath $4,198 $4,198
Single $4,253 $4,253
Single with Half Bath $4,473 $4,473
Deluxe Single $4,583 $4,583
Single with Shared Bath $4,695 $4,695
Double Deluxe Apartment $4,857 $4,857
Single with Private Bath $4,918 $4,918
Two Bedroom Suite with Shared Bath $5,025 $5,025
Single Studio $5,248 $5,248
Four Bedroom Apartment $5,355 $5,355
Single Apartment $5,578 $5,578
     
Greek Housing Rates     
Epsilon-Rho of Kappa Sigma, Inc. $4,231 $4,231

*Figure used on the Tuition Guarantee At-a-Glance tab.

Learn more about housing Rates

Board/Meal Plan Rates

Plan Type Fall 2021 Spring 2022
The Gold  $2,750 $2,750
The Kent Plan $2,500 $2,500
The Blue* (Preponderant)  $2,287 $2,287
Flash 100  $1,350 $1,350
Flash 50  $800 $800
Flash 30  $550 $550
Flex Plan  $800 $800
Go Plan (Regional Campus Plan)  $165 $165


*Figure used on the Tuition Guarantee At-a-Glance tab.

Learn more about meal plans

 

The tuition rates below are for first-year undergraduate or transfer students that are starting their first year in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semesters.

Kent State offers all eligible new first-year and transfer undergraduate students the certainty that the Ohio resident tuition rate (i.e. instructional and general fee) career services fee, as well as room and board plan charges would not increase for their applicable cohort rate.  Participation in the guarantee program is required for all new first-year degree-seeking undergraduate and eligible transfer students enrolling at Kent State for the first time in fall semester of 2019 or later.

Find information about cohort definitions in the first frequently asked question (FAQ) on our FAQ page.

If you are not a first-year undergraduate or transfer student that is starting your first year in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semesters, see the drop down selector below.

BP Paragraphs: 
2021-2022 Tuition Guarantee Cost At-a-Glance

The information reflects at-a-glance, generalized rates and are intended to act as a guide.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees can be found in the University Fee Register. Other expenses not included in this total include a one-time enrollment fee and the following estimates: books $1,200; transportation $2,032; miscellaneous expenses $1,982.

Undergraduate - Kent Campus

Expense Ohio Resident Non-Ohio Resident3
Tuition1 $11,923.00 $20,799.00
Room & Board2 $12,412.00 $12,412.00
Total $24,335.00 $33,211.00

1 Based on 12-18 semester hours (one academic year, two semesters for a full-time student). Program and special course fees are additional. A $534.50 per-credit-hour fee applies to all enrolled semester hours above 18 credits.

2 Based on a standard double room and The Blue board plan. Other room types and board plans at different prices are available. Please see the room and board rates tab above for more details.

3 Non-Ohio Resident Surcharge is subject to change each fall.

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop


International Undergraduate

Expense Non-Ohio Resident3
Tuition & Fees1 $20,799.00
Room & Board2 $12,412.00
Other: Medical Insurance, Books & Supplies4 $7,661.00
Total $40,872.00

1 Based on 12-18 semester hours (one academic year, two semesters for a full-time student). Program and special course fees are additional. A $534.50 per-credit-hour fee applies to all enrolled semester hours above 18 credits.

2 Based on a standard double room and The Blue board plan. Other room types and board plans at different prices are available. Please see the room and board rates tab above for more details.

3 Non-Ohio Resident Surcharge is subject to change each fall.

4 Based on the Student Health Insurance premium for one year. The United States does not have universal health care. For this reason, the university requires all international students to purchase the sponsored student health insurance plan. Under certain criteria, a student may request a waiver of this charge.Total is based on an estimated cost of the required books/supplies for each term and is subject to change each fall.

More information on medical insurance for international students can be found on the University Health Services website.

All international students are required to pay the $20 per semester International Student Activity Fee.  The fee is assessed each semester to support the delivery of the various programs ISSS provides to its students.

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website at www.kent.edu/onestop

 

Kent Campus: 2021-2022 Tuition Guarantee Rates

Undergraduate Rates - Kent Campus 2021-2022 Tuition Guarantee Cohort Rates (TGCR)

Ohio Resident  Rates

Hours Instructional
Fee
General Fee1  Total Tuition  Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $451.05 $83.45 $534.50 $6.65 $541.15
2 $902.10 $166.90 $1,069.00 $13.30 $1,082.30
3 $1,353.15 $250.35 $1,603.50 $19.95 $1,623.45
4 $1,804.20 $333.80 $2,138.00 $26.60 $2,164.60
5 $2,255.25 $417.25 $2,672.50 $33.25 $2,705.75
6 $2,706.30 $500.70 $3,207.00 $39.90 $3,246.90
7 $3,157.35 $584.15 $3,741.50 $46.55 $3,788.05
8 $3,608.40 $667.60 $4276.00 $53.20 $4,329.20
9 $4,059.45 $751.05 $4,810.50 $59.85 $4,870.35
10 $4,510.50 $834.50 $5,345.00 $66.50 $5,411.50
11 $4,941.20 $903.80 $5,845.00 $73.15 $5,918.15
12-182 $4,963.20 $918.50 $5,881.70 $79.80 $5,961.50

Non-Ohio Resident Rates

Hours Instructional
Fee
General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge3
 Total Tuition  Career
Services
Fee       
Total TGCR
1 $451.05 $83.45 $370.00 $904.50 $6.65 $911.15
2 $902.10 $166.90 $740.00 $1,809.00 $13.30 $1,822.30
3 $1,353.15 $250.35 $1,110.00 $2,713.50 $19.95 $2,733.45
4 $1,804.20 $333.80 $1,480.00 $3,618.00 $26.60 $3,644.60
5 $2,255.25 $417.25 $1,850.00 $4,522.50 $33.25 $4,555.75
6 $2,706.30 $500.70 $2,220.00 $5,427.00 $39.90 $5,466.90
7 $3,157.35 $584.15 $2,590.00 $6,331.50 $46.55 $6,378.05
8 $3,608.40 $667.60 $2,960.00 $7,236.00 $53.20 $7,289.20
9 $4,059.45 $751.05 $3,330.00 $8,140.50 $59.85 $8,200.35
10 $4,510.50 $834.50 $3,700.00 $9,045.00 $66.50 $9,111.50
11 $4,941.20 $903.80 $4,070.00 $9,915.00 $73.15 $9,988.15
12-182 $4,963.20 $918.50 $4,438.00 $10,319.70 $79.80 $10,399.50

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours a attending a Regional Campus and the Kent Campus concurrently, the cohort rate will be assessed individually for each campus.  These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent Campus cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours during fall and spring terms.  The rate for summer terms are not capped at the full-time tuition rate between 12-18 credit hours.  Instead, the summer guarantee rate is based on the guaranteed cohort per-credit-hour rate listed above.   

1 The general fee is mainly used to support student services and operations.  Examples include recreation services, athletics, student center, transportation services, and student organizations.  There's also a component that provides funding for facilities needs and for investment in off campus and distance learning.  Allocations of the general fee revenues are part of the University's annual budget building process.      

2 A flat rate applies to undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours and graduate students taking between 11-18 credit hours. An additional $534.50 per credit hour is assessed for each credit hour enrolled above 18 for undergraduates and an additional $536.00 per credit hour above 18 for graduate students. Visit the Per-Credit-Hour Fee page for more information. 

3 This rate is subject to change each Fall. Please visit the FAQs on the Kent State Tuition for Online Degrees webpage for more information about the non-Ohio-resident surcharge for approved fully online degree and certificate programs.


Payment Due Dates

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website.

Regional Campus: 2021-2022 Tuition Guarantee Rates

Regional Campus Per Credit Hour 2021-2022 Tuition-Guarantee Cohort Rates (TGCR)

OHIO RESIDENT
LOWER DIVISION Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $282.45 $20.05 $302.50 $3.98 $306.48
2 $564.90 $40.10 $605.00 $7.96 $612.96
3 $847.35 $60.15 $907.50 $11.94 $919.44
4 $1,129.80 $80.20 $1,210.00 $15.92 $1,225.92
5 $1,412.25 $100.25 $1512.50 $19.90 $1,532.40
6 $1,694.70 $120.30 $1,815.00 $23.88 $1,838.88
7 $1,977.15 $140.35 $2,117.50 $27.86 $2,145.36
8 $2,259.60 $160.40 $2,420.00 $31.84 $2,451.84
9 $2,542.05 $180.45 $2,722.50 $35.82 $2,758.32
10 $2,824.50 $200.50 $3,025.00 $39.80 $3,064.80
11 $3,090.50 $218.20 $3,308.70 $43.78 $3,352.48
12-184 $3,106.00 $221.70 $3,327.70 $47.76 $3,375.46

OHIO RESIDENT
UPPER DIVISION Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee 1 Total Tuition Career Services Fee Total TGCR
1 $334.45 $20.05 $354.50 $3.98 $358.48
2 $668.90 $40.10 $709.00 $7.96 $716.96
3 $1,003.35 $60.15 $1,063.50 $11.94 $1,075.44
4 $1,337.80 $80.20 $1,418.00 $15.92 $1,433.92
5 $1,672.25 $100.25 $1,772.50 $19.90 $1,792.40
6 $2,006.70 $120.30 $2,127.00 $23.88 $2,150.88
7 $2,341.15 $140.35 $2,481.50 $27.86 $2,509.36
8 $2,675.60 $160.40 $2,836.00 $31.84 $2,867.84
9 $3,010.05 $180.45 $3,190.50 $35.82 $3,226.32
10 $3,344.50 $200.50 $3,545.00 $39.80 $3,584.80
11 $3,662.00 $218.20 $3,880.20 $43.78 $3,923.98
12-184 $3,678.15 $221.75 $3,899.90 $47.76 $3,947.66

NON-OHIO RESIDENT
LOWER DIVISION Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career Services Fee Total TGCR
1 $282.45 $20.05 $370.00 $672.50 $3.98 $676.48
2 $564.90 $40.10 $740.00 $1,345.00 $7.96 $1,352.96
3 $847.35 $60.15 $1,110.00 $2,017.50 $11.94 $2,029.44
4 $1,129.80 $80.20 $1,480.00 $2,690.00 $15.92 $2,705.92
5 $1,412.25 $100.25 $1,850.00 $3,362.50 $19.90 $3,382.40
6 $1,694.70 $120.30 $2,220.00 $4,035.00 $23.88 $4,058.88
7 $1,977.15 $140.35 $2,590.00 $4,707.50 $27.86 $4,735.36
8 $2,259.60 $160.40 $2,960.00 $5,380.00 $31.84 $5,411.84
9 $2,542.05 $180.45 $3,330.00 $6,052.50 $35.82 $6,088.32
10 $2,824.50 $200.50 $3,700.00 $6,725.00 $39.80 $6,764.80
11 $3,090.50 $218.20 $4,070.00 $7,378.70 $43.78 $7,422.48
12-184 $3,106.00 $221.70 $4,438.00 $7,765.70 $47.76 $7,813.46

NON-OHIO RESIDENT
UPPER DIVISION Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career Services Fee Total TGCR
1 $334.45 $20.05 $370.00 $724.50 $3.98 $728.48
2 $668.90 $40.10 $740.00 $1,449.00 $7.96 $1,456.96
3 $1,003.35 $60.15 $1,110.00 $2,173.50 $11.94 $2,185.44
4 $1,337.80 $80.20 $1,480.00 $2,898.00 $15.92 $2,913.92
5 $1,672.25 $100.25 $1,850.0 $3,622.50 $19.90 $3,642.40
6 $2,006.70 $120.30 $2,220.00 $4,347.00 $23.88 $4,370.88
7 $2,341.15 $140.35 $2,590.00 $5,071.50 $27.86 $5,099.36
8 $2,675.60 $160.40 $2,960.00 $5,796.00 $31.84 $5,827.84
9 $3,010.05 $180.45 $3,330.00 $6,520.50 $35.82 $6,556.32
10 $3,344.50 $200.50 $3,700.00 $7,245.00 $39.80 $7,284.80
11 $3,662.00 $218.20 $4,070.00 $7,950.20 $43.78 $7,993.98
12-184 $3,678.15 $221.75 $4,438.00 $8,337.90 $47.76 $8,385.66

Northern WV/Western PA
Lower Division Rates2

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career Services Fee Total TGCR
1 $282.45 $20.05 $74.00 $376.50 $3.98 $380.48
2 $564.90 $40.10 $148.00 $753.00 $7.96 $760.96
3 $847.35 $60.15 $222.00 $1,129.50 $11.94 $1,141.44
4 $1,129.80 $80.20 $296.00 $1,506.00 $15.92 $1,521.92
5 $1,412.25 $100.25 $370.00 $1,882.50 $19.90 $1,902.40
6 $1,694.70 $120.30 $444.00 $2,259.00 $23.88 $2,282.88
7 $1,977.15 $140.35 $518.00 $2,635.50 $27.86 $2,663.36
8 $2,259.60 $160.40 $592.00 $3,012.00 $31.84 $3,043.84
9 $2,542.05 $180.45 $666.00 $3,388.50 $35.82 $3,424.32
10 $2,824.50 $200.50 $740.00 $3,765.00 $39.80 $3,804.80
11 $3,090.50 $218.20 $814.00 $4,122.70 $43.78 $4,166.48
12-184 $3,106.00 $221.70 $887.00 $4,214.70 $47.76 $4,262.46

Northern WV/Western PA
Upper Division Rates3

Hours Instructional Fee General Fee1 Non-OH Res.
Surcharge5
Total Tuition Career
Services
Fee
Total TGCR
1 $334.45 $20.05 $74.00 $428.50 $3.98 $432.48
2 $668.90 $40.10 $148.00 $857.00 $7.96 $864.96
3 $1,003.35 $60.15 $222.00 $1,285.50 $11.94 $1,297.44
4 $1,337.80 $80.20 $296.00 $1,714.00 $15.92 $1,729.92
5 $1,672.25 $100.25 $370.00 $2,142.50 $19.90 $2,162.40
6 $2,006.70 $120.30 $444.00 $2,571.00 $23.88 $2,594.88
7 $2,341.15 $140.35 $518.00 $2,999.50 $27.86 $3,027.36
8 $2,675.60 $160.40 $592.00 $3,428.00 $31.84 $3,459.84
9 $3,010.05 $180.45 $666.00 $3,856.50 $35.82 $3,892.32
10 $3,344.50 $200.50 $740.00 $4,285.00 $39.80 $4,324.80
11 $3,662.00 $218.20 $814.00 $4,694.20 $43.78 $4,737.98
12-184 $3,678.15 $221.75 $887.00 $4,786.90 $47.76 $4,834.66

 

In those cases where a student is taking 12-18 hours and attending a Regional campus and the Kent campus concurrently, the cohort rate will be assessed individually for each campus.  These individual tuition assessments added together will not exceed the Kent campus cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours during fall and spring terms.  The rate for summer terms are not capped at the full-time tuition rate between 12-18 credit hours.  Instead, the summer guarantee rate is based on the guaranteed cohort per-credit-hour rate listed above. 

1 The general fee is used to fund various non-instructional student and academic support services and operations at the Regional Campuses.  Examples include disability services, learning centers, student activities and organizations.

2 Lower Division includes 10000 and 20000 level courses.  Students only taking regional campus lower division courses will not be assessed more than the respective lower division cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours.

3 Upper Division includes 30000 and 40000 level courses.  Students only taking regional campus lower and upper division courses will not be assessed more than the respective upper division upper division cohort rate capped at between 12-18 credit hours.

4 Students enrolled at both a Regional campus and the Kent campus for more than 18 credit hours will be assessed an additional $534.50 per credit hour for each credit hour enrolled above 18. Visit the Per-Credit-Hour Fee page for more information.

5 This rate is subject to change each Fall. Please visit the FAQs on the Kent State Tuition for Online Degrees webpage for more information about the non-Ohio-resident surcharge for approved fully online degree and certificate programs.

Note: There is an additional $166.80 cohort per credit hour instructional fee for lower division and $114.60 per credit hour instructional fee for upper division fully online regional campuses courses.   This cohort rate excludes online courses associated exclusively with the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies, and Associate of Applied Business programs.


Graduate Students

Graduate Student rates are based on Kent campus Graduate Rate


Payment Due Dates

Payment due dates can be found on the One Stop for Student Services website.

2021-2022 Room and Board Rates

Room and Board Rates Included in the Tuition Guarantee Plan 2021-2022

Room Rates

Room Type  
Double* $3,850
Double with Private Bath $4,198
Two Person Semi-Suite with Shared Bath $4,198
Single $4,253
Single with Half Bath $4,473
Deluxe Single $4,583
Single with Shared Bath $4,695
Double Deluxe Apartment $4,857
Single with Private Bath $4,918
Two Bedroom Suite with Shared Bath $5,025
Single Studio $5,248
Four Bedroom Apartment $5,355
Single Apartment $5,578
   
Greek Housing Rates   
Epsilon-Rho of Kappa Sigma, Inc. $4,535

*Figure used on the Tuition Guarantee At-a-Glance tab.

Learn more about housing Rates

Board/Meal Plan Rates

Plan Type  
The Gold $2,833
The Kent Plan $2,575
The Blue* (Preponderant) $2,356
Flash 100 $1,391
Flash 50 $824
Flash 30 $567
Flex Plan $800
Go Plan (Regional Campus Plan) $165


*Figure used on the Tuition Guarantee At-a-Glance tab.

Learn more about meal plans

Beginning with the fall 2018 academic year, Kent State began to offer all eligible new first-year and transfer undergraduate students the certainty that the Ohio resident tuition rate (i.e., instructional and general fee) career services fee, as well as room and board plan charges would not increase for their applicable cohort rate. Participation in the program is required for all new first-year degree-seeking undergraduate and eligible transfer students enrolling at Kent State for the first time in fall semester of 2019 or later.

Additional information about tuition guarantee rates can be found on our FAQ page.


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