The following estimated costs are for Ball State students enrolled in bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, undergraduate certificates, or taking 100- to 400-level courses online. This also applies to students taking Ball State courses in the Greater Indianapolis area. This information is meant to help you estimate your education expenses.

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 Cost**

1 credit

$339* $110

$449

3 credits

$339*

$110

$1,127

6 credits

$339*

$110

$2,144

7-11 credits

$339*

$168

$2,541 - $3,897

12-18 credits

$4,069 + $25 per-credit

$168

$4,537 - $4,687

19 or more credits

$4,069 + $25 per-credit + $314 per credit over 18

$168

(amount varies)

Out-of-State Residents

Summary of Costs Per Semester

Number of Credits

Cost Per Credit

Technology Fee

Total Cost**

1 credit

$551*

$110

$661

3 credits

$551*

$110

$1,763

6 credits

$551*

$110

$3,416

7-11 credits

$551*

$168

$4,025 - $6,229

12-18 credits

$4,069 + $237* per credit

$168

$7,081 - $8,503

19 or more credits

$7,885 + $25 per credit + $526 per credit over 18

$168

(amount varies)

*Includes $25 online course fee

**How Costs are Calculated

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

All students who take less than 12 credits per semester are charged a per-credit tuition rate plus $25 per-credit online course fee.

Students taking 12-18 credits per semester are charged a flat rate tuition plus $25 per-credit online course fee.

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

Programs and Courses

Fees

College of Business Courses

$15 per course credit

College of Health Courses

$15 per course credit

Nursing program

$150 program fee per fall and spring semesters; $90 per summer semester
$27.50 for NUR 423 Seminar: Transition to Practice
$3.50 for clinical nursing insurance
$60 per clinical nursing course

Writing Proficiency Exam

$25

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.

College-Level Examination Program Exams

Ball State also offers national College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams for $125. Successfully passing a CLEP exam lets Ball State grant academic credit in various subjects, thus potentially reducing your overall costs.

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.