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Tuition Costs

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

Campus Renovation and Student Fee

Estimate expenses and financial aid for EKU Freshmen:

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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:


Financial Aid at Big E Central



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