The following costs are for Ball State students working on master’s, specialist, or doctoral degrees, graduate certificates, educator license, or taking 500-level or higher courses via online. This also applies to distance education students in the Greater Indianapolis area.

Students taking one or more courses on our main campus in Muncie, Indiana: please see "Courses on Campus" below.

Fall 2020 - Summer 2021

Indiana Residents

Summary of Costs Per Semester
Number of Credits Cost Per Credit* Technology Fee Total Estimated Cost**

1 credit

$449

$110

$549

3 credits

$449

$110

$1,457

6 credits

$449

$110

$2,804

7 or more credits

$449

$168

(amount varies)

Out-of-State Residents

Summary of Costs Per Semester
Number of Credits Cost Per Credit* Technology Fee Total Estimated Cost**

1 credit

$661

$110

$771

3 credits

$661

$110

$2,093

6 credits

$661

$110

$4,076

7 or more credits

$661

$168

(amount varies)

*Includes $25 online course fee

**How Costs are Calculated

The amounts above are estimates. They are not a final bill.

The Ball State University Board of Trustees reserves the right to change the tuition, fees, and other charges for any semester or term. Fees do not cover the cost of textbooks and other learning materials required in courses. For complete and detailed information related to costs, visit the Bursar's website.

Additional Fees

All online students are charged a technology fee based on the number of credits per semester. Students who take all online classes in a semester are not charged fees for main campus services, e.g. health, recreation, and transportation fees. Additional program or course fees may apply. See below.

Program/Course Fees for Indiana and Out-of-state Students

Program/Course

Fee

MBA and Business Essentials Certificate courses

$500 per semester if you take 0-6 credits
$1,000 per semester if you take 7 or more credits

Nursing students

$3.50 for clinical nursing insurance
$400 per graduate clinical nursing course

Credit Card Fees

If you use a credit or debit card to pay your bill, you will be charged an extra 2.75 percent of the amount that you are paying. This is the fee passed on from the credit card companies to Ball State for processing. If you do not wish to be charged this fee, you might want to consider other payment methods.

Courses on Campus

If you take any courses on our main campus in Muncie, Indiana, during a semester, you will pay tuition and fees for main-campus students.

This does not impact most of our online and distance students. However, a few students in blended programs take all online courses one semester but may choose to take a few on campus. Any semester where you take on-campus courses, you will be charged additional fees.

Questions?

If you have any questions about tuition or estimating your bill, contact the Office of Bursar and Loan Administration.

If you have questions about financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

If you have any other questions, reference our FAQs about costs for online students.