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How much does K-State cost?

Budgeting for your degree shouldn't be difficult. Which is why we have the costs broken down for you with our standard cost of attendance estimate.

About these numbers

These costs represent an estimate of a student’s educational expenses for an academic year. Cut these numbers in half to see the cost of just one semester. Tuition rates are calculated at 15 credit hours per semester, or 30 credit hours for the full year.

Your actual costs for housing and food, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses will vary based on:

  • The number of credit hours you take
  • Whether you’re a Kansas resident
  • Your personal spending choices
  • Your travel habits

For an in-depth look at the costs, including a detailed breakdown of fees, please view the university's comprehensive fee schedule.


Undergraduate Manhattan Campus Annual Estimate


Kansas resident

Non-Kansas resident

Billed expenses Living on campus Living off campus Living on campus Living off campus
Estimated tuition and mandatory fees $11,876 $11,876 $28,348 $28,348
On campus housing* and food* (3 meals/day) $12,020 $12,020
Total billed expenses $23,896 $11,876 $40,368 $28,348
Other estimated costs
Books and supplies $1,056 $1,056 $1,056 $1,056
Transportation $1,152 $1,152 $1,152 $1,152
Off campus housing and food $9,392 $9,392
Miscellaneous personal costs $3,060 $3,060 $3,060 $3,060
Total other estimated costs $5,268 $14,660 $5,268 $14,660
Total cost (billed and other) $29,164 $26,536 $45,636 $43,008

*First-year students are required to live on campus. This estimate is based on the median of on-campus housing at K-State. Options range in cost from $5,660-$9,650.
*Food options for meal plans range from $2,290-$5,140.