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Manhattan, KS 66506-0102

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Paying for college

A world-class education is within your reach at Kansas State University. Seven out of 10 students receive financial assistance through scholarships, financial aid and more. The Princeton Review calls K-State "tremendously affordable."

Tuition and costs

Use this chart for undergraduate tuition and fees to plan your budget and make college affordable. Graduate students and veterinary medicine students pay different costs.

 
Tuition and feesSemesterYear
Manhattan campus (2016-2017 rates)

14 hours (average freshman hours)
Kansas resident: $300.40 per credit hour*
Out-of-state: $797.10 per credit hour*
*plus course fees


$4,206
$11,159

$8.412
$22,318
Privilege fee
Health services, student newspaper, recreation complex and other items

$431
(maximum for 12 or more hours)

$862
(maximum for 12 or more hours)
Polytechnic campus (2016-2017 rates)
14 hours (average freshman hours)
Kansas resident: $284.40 per credit hour*
Out-of-state: $755.20 per credit hour*
*plus course fees

$3,982
$10,573

$7,964
$21,146
Privilege fee$365
(maximum for 12 or more hours)
$730
(maximum for 12 or more hours)
Housing
Manhattan campus (2016-2017 projected rates)
Residence hall: Traditional double
Any 14 meal plan
All-access meal plan


$4,260
$4,575


$8,520
$9,150

Honors House: Traditional double
Any 14 meal plan
All-access meal plan


$4,510
$4,825


$9,020
$9,650

Fraternity (off campus)
Average live-in costs, including first-year pledge and initiation fees.

$4,048

$8,096

Sorority (off campus)
Average live-in costs. Most sorority women typically live in the residence halls their first year and do not pay live-in costs freshman year. Many chapters do require first-year pledge and initiation fees.
$3,448$6,896
Smurthwaite Leadership/Scholarship House for women$3,650$7,300
Smith Scholarship House for men (off campus)$2,550$5,100
Clovia 4-H House for women (off campus)$1,734$3,468
Off-campus livingFind out more
Polytechnic campus (2016-2017 rates)
Residence hall (standard double room)
14-meal plan
19-meal plan

$3,211
$3,432

$6,422
$6,864
Additional costs
Books and supplies

$400-$450

$800-$900

Miscellaneous

$800 to $2,000

$1,600 to $4,000

Clothing, postage, travel, extra meals, social activities, football/basketball ticket packages, yearbook, parking permit, etc.
Course fees (2016-2017 rates)

Agriculture courses
Students enrolled in a College of Agriculture course pay an additional $20 per credit hour course fee.

Architecture, Planning & Design courses
Students enrolled in a College of Architecture, Planning & Design course pay an additional $40 per credit hour equipment fee.
Arts & Sciences courses
Students enrolled in a College of Arts & Sciences course pay an additional $16.70 per credit hour course fee.
Business courses
Students enrolled in a College of Business Administration course will be assessed an additional $50 per credit hour course fee, and $100 per semester Professional Advantage fee.

Engineering courses
Students enrolled in a College of Engineering course pay an additional $84 fee per credit hour. 

Human Ecology courses
Students enrolled in a College of Human Ecology course pay an additional $20 fee per credit hour. 

Technology and Aviation - Flight training
Kansas State Polytechnic students taking professional pilot training courses must pay additional flight and equipment costs, which vary by semester.

Numbers rounded up to the next dollar amount. All fees are subject to change.

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