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Estimated Tuition & Fees for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

Cost of attendance at NKU will vary depending on your program of interest. Select your intended program below in order to get the most accurate tuition and fees amount you must show before an I-20 can be issued.

Northern Kentucky University is required by law to review each international student's financial documents before an I-20 can be issued for an F-1 visa application.  An international student needs to show proof of sufficient funds to cover tuition, fees, living expenses (housing and meals), and health insurance.

If dependents (a spouse or children) will accompany you while you are studying at NKU, you will need funding for an additional $6,000 for the first dependent and $3,000 for each additional dependent. You will need to submit the Dependent Request Form with the financial documents on the I-20 Request Form.

Please note that the tuition and fees do not include personal expenses (i.e. transportation, clothing, entertainment, etc.). ISSS strongly recommends that you also account for an additional $2,000 - $3,000 per academic year, depending on your lifestyle.


Northern Kentucky University reserves the right to increase or modify tuition and fees without prior notice, upon approval by the Board of Regents. To learn more about tuition terms and conditions, payments and associated fees, please visit Student Account Services.