An investment with high returns
You know it, and we understand it — college is an investment, both of time and of money. But it's a sound investment: Lifetime earnings for college graduates are upward of $1 million more than for those who do not hold an undergraduate or advanced degree.
Tuition at a glance
The numbers above represent undergraduate tuition at the Manhattan campus. View the university's comprehensive fee schedule to see rates at our individual campuses and for our graduate students.
Building your 2019-2020 annual college budget
Below are the annual estimated costs for an undergraduate student at the Manhattan campus. Some figures will be dependent on the following factors:
- Your academic major
- Your on-campus housing selections
- Any scholarships/awards you're offered
Given these varying factors, you'll see some blank placeholders below. Use the links within blank budget items to navigate to where you can find the detailed information to determine the figure most appropriate for you.
Annual Manhattan Campus Undergraduate Budget
|Required campus fees|
Includes academic infrastructure fee and campus privilege fee (access to student health services, recreation complex and more).
|Average cost of books and supplies||$924||$924|
|Average personal costs|
Examples include entertainment, food, clothing, football/basketball ticket packages, yearbook, parking permit, etc.
|Estimated scholarships and awards|
See the awards for which you may qualify and subtract away! Make sure to use the annual value of the award.
|Estimated annual budget|
Add and subtract accordingly to build your budget.
*The annual total multiplies the per credit hour rate for in-state students ($312.50) or out-of-state students ($841.70) by 30 hours total (15 hours each for the fall/spring semesters). Academic college/course fees, which vary by academic college and program, will need to be added in addition to the tuition rate.
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 $55 per credit hour equipment fee.
Arts and Sciences courses
Students enrolled in a College of Arts & Sciences course pay an additional $16.70 per credit hour course fee.
Students enrolled in a College of Business Administration course will be assessed an additional $65 per credit hour course fee and $100 per semester maximum in career development fees.
Students enrolled in a College of Engineering course pay an additional $80 fee per credit hour and an equipment fee of $19 per credit hour.
Health and Human Sciences courses
Students enrolled in a College of Health and Human Sciences course pay an additional $20 fee per credit hour.
- Kinesiology courses have an additional course fee of $15 per credit hour.
- Personal Financial Planning courses have an additional course fee of $50 per credit hour.
- Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design courses have an additional course fee of $30 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.