No matter who you are or where you come from, we want to emphasize one thing: College is possible and affordable. We can help make your dreams come true. Northern Kentucky University 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!


Grants & Loans - PRIORITY DEADLINE: February 1
For the Office of Student Financial Assistance to determine your eligibility for all types of financial aid, it is necessary that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at  When completing the FAFSA, be sure to indicate the NKU school code #009275.  More than 70% of Northern Kentucky University students receive financial aid.  Financial aid awards help cover the cost of tuition, room & board, even books. 


Merit Scholarships - DEADLINE: February 15          
NKU awards over two million dollars in academic scholarships each year to the incoming freshman class. NKU awards merit scholarships to students who demonstrate academic excellence both in the classroom and on the ACT/SAT examinations.


On-Campus Employment
NKU students have various employment opportunities while attended classes on campus. Students can find jobs working in almost any NKU department.  Most offices hire student employees every semester, and better yet - they work around your class schedule.


Financial Fitness
Financial Fitness offers free one-on-one financial advising, interactive activities, and online tools to help you be financially fit from freshman year through graduation and beyond.


Questions about Financial Aid? Check out our Financial Aid Viewbook!