Tuition + Financial Aid


No matter who you are or where you come from, College is possible and affordable. Northern Kentucky University can help make your dreams come true. NKU is eager to assist you as you prepare for college. We know firsthand how important it is for students and parents to understand their options for financing college tuition.

To get a jump start on understanding the cost involved with financing your NKU education.
Check out our student aid calculator

The full-time 2017-2018 yearly Undergraduate Tuition for KY residents is $9,360.

The full-time 2017-2018 yearly Undergraduate Tuition for METRO residents is $14,160.
Click here for detailed tuition rates


Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Assistance participates in the following Federal Aid Programs:

Federal Pell Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Federal Work-Study (FWS)
Federal Direct Loan Program (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)
Federal Direct Parent Plus Loan (PLUS)
Federal Direct Graduate Professional PLUS loan (GRAD PLUS)

In order to determine your eligibility for these programs you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Click here to apply for financial aid