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Find out about your scholarship opportunities.
You may be eligible for in-state tuition plus $500 with the new EDGE Program.
Scholarship and award opportunities are available for eligible
The Office of Student Financial Assistance will help you find resources to meet your college expenses. The office will help you understand the entire financial aid process beginning with submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) through the awarding of aid. Types of aid include scholarships, grants, loans, and student work programs. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1 of your senior year to be considered for financial aid. NKU’s school code is 009275.
NKU provides scholarship opportunities to new freshmen and transfer students as well as current students. Learn about available scholarships and the various application requirements. Complete the scholarship application by February 17, 2020 to conveniently apply for most NKU scholarships.
NKU makes every effort to make the cost of attending college affordable. The NKU Installment Plan allows you to divide your tuition and fee expenses into convenient monthly payments per semester. Learn more about cost and how to pay tuition and fees at the Office of Student Account Services.
Educational expenses will depend on your tuition rate, the number of credit hours you take, whether your courses have special fees, and whether you take your classes on campus or online. Student Account Services will help answer your questions on costs and the process of paying your tuition & fees.
Tuition rate: The amount of tuition at public institutions depends on a student’s residency. Residents of Kentucky and qualifying border counties will be assessed the in-state rate and non-residents will be assessed the out-of-state rate.
Number of credit hours: A bachelor’s degree is awarded after a student completes 120 credit hours of required coursework for their degree objective (there are some exceptions). On average, a student will need to take 15 credit hours each semester to graduate in four years. Students must take at least 12 credit hours per semester to be enrolled full time.
Special fees: In addition to the cost of tuition, certain courses may have associating fees associated that cover the expense of technology, program materials, specialized instruction methods, and administrative costs. Enrolled students can review their fees on their Biller Direct tab in myNKU.
Living expenses will depend on whether you live on campus and participate in a meal plan, or live off campus. It is strongly encouraged (but not required) that students live on campus because of the academic and personal support it provides to students transitioning into independent living. NKU’s University Housing office can help answer your questions regarding housing and meal plan costs.
Your rate of tuition will depend on your residency. Residents of Kentucky and select border counties will pay the in-state tuition rate. Residents of other states will pay the out-of-state rate. Border Counties that qualify for in-state tuition.
Have a question about whether you qualify for in-state or out-of-state tuition? Review our residency FAQs page for information.
Out-of-State Tuition Assistance
NKU is committed to offering an affordable college education tuition, housing rates and meal plans to all students. The EDGE program will allow high school students to enroll at NKU for less than many in-state colleges/universities. Additionally, scholarship and award opportunities are available to out-of-state transfer students.