Did you know that nearly 80% of all Eastern Kentucky University students receive some form of financial assistance? Big E Central helps students and families identify ways to maximize funding sources to cover your educational expenses. Select the Net Price Calculator to see what additional resources may be available to new freshmen.Navigating through the financial aid information can be challenging — where do you start? Begin on EKU’s Big E Central website to learn the steps to applying for financial aid and to understand the various types of assistance available. For answers to questions that current and prospective students are asking, visit the FAQs page. You can also contact Big E Central for a one-on-one consultation.
Check online degree program tuition information for all online students.
|In and Out-of-State Students||Per Semester|
|Full Time – Kentucky residents||$4,772|
|Full Time – Out-of-state Students||$9,961|
|Part Time – Kentucky residents taking fewer than 12 credit hours||$398 per credit hour|
|Part Time – Out-of-state Students taking fewer than 12 credit hours||$831 per credit hour|
|100% Online Courses – Undergraduate Program Courses (per credit hour for ON-CAMPUS students only)||$421 per credit hour|
|100% Online Undergraduate Programs – Fully Online Undergraduate Programs (per credit hour for students in a fully ONLINE programs only)||$421 – 465 per credit hour|
|SEE: Tuition and Fees 2022-23 for additional tuition information.<!–2019-2020 Tuition and Fees for additional tuition information.–>|
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Financial Aid and Scholarships
Through a combination of federal and state grants, merit scholarships, federal student loans and student employment opportunities, the vast majority of EKU students obtain the financial assistance they need to achieve their dream. Merit scholarships, based on demonstrated academic achievement, are automatically awarded to students who apply for admission and meet the scholarship eligibility requirements. That means no separate scholarship application is needed. Scholarships are awarded until available funds are exhausted, so it’s important to:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and
- Apply for admission to EKU early during the college search.