In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Kansas State University was $9,964 a year for in-state students and $26,838 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If these numbers seem daunting, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition does not always give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students find the actual cost of college is much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until after graduation.
Tuition for international students at Kansas State University is $26,838 per year.
Kansas State University meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Kansas State University full-time are awarded $15,133 a year in financial aid, on average.
Students in the class of 2023 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $25,521 of debt.
Kansas State University is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $9,964 for in-state students who attend full-time. For non-Kansas residents, out-of-state tuition is $26,838 a year.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Choosing an insitution where you qualify for in-state tuition can save on the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Don't forget to check your state's eligibility criteria for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
Kansas State University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Kansas State University can expect to pay around $26,838 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or Kansas State University-specific aid and scholarships.
In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Kansas State University.
Room and board at Kansas State University costs $10,100 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining halls. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $5,200.
Board costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer ways so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At Kansas State University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location can impact your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in a city is sometimes costly, but cities may offer more buses, trains and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Kansas State University campus is in a suburb in Kansas.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to consider personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to Kansas State University.
What will the cost of attending Kansas State University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2023 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$10,100|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
In 2023, 6,322 of the 15,046 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Kansas State University meets 75% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $15,133 a year. Around 51% of Kansas State University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Kansas State University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $25,521 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Kansas State University-Specific Loans||$2,734|
|Most Common Loans for Kansas State University Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Kansas State University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2023, Kansas State University awarded 3,091 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $41.6 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $25.66 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Kansas State University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Kansas State University was $15,133 in 2023. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Kansas State University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$5,923|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending Kansas State University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Kansas State University's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Kansas State University does not have guaranteed tuition.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and supporting students.
Kansas State University's endowment was valued at $912.8 million in 2023, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Kansas State University spends about $13,294 a year.
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