Our Education Pays for Itself

4 of every 5
students

receive merit-based and/or need-based financial aid

500
scholarships

for incoming students

329
employers

are engaged in on-campus recruiting efforts

How Much Will It Cost You?

Below are estimated costs for Ball State undergraduate students for the 2020-21 academic year. Cost information is based on full-time, on-campus enrollment for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Additional course or program fees may apply, depending on your major and course schedule. Actual room and board costs may vary depending on the type of room and meal plan you request. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change fees or charges for any semester or session.

For more detailed information, download our tuition and fees guide:

ESTIMATED 2020-21 ACADEMIC YEAR COSTS FOR undergraduate STUDENTS
Indiana Residents Out-of-State Residents
Tuition (12-18 credits per semester) $8,138 $25,126
Room and board (14 meals per week) $10,676 $10,676
Student services fee $1,344 $1,344
University technology fee $336 $336
Recreation center fee $174 $174
Health center fee $152 $152
Residence hall technology fee $120 $120
TOTAL FIXED COSTS $20,940 $37,928

Additional expenses (estimated): Books/supplies, $1,350; personal expenses/transportation, $2,700 to $3,200.

Below are estimated costs for full-time, on-campus Ball State graduate students for the 2020-21 academic year. Cost information is based on enrollment for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Actual tuition is determined by the number of credit hours taken. Additional course or program fees may apply, depending on your major and course schedule. Actual room and board costs may vary depending on the type of room and meal plan you request. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change fees or charges for any semester or session.

For more detailed information, download our tuition and fees guide:

Graduate Assistant Tuition and Fee Remission Program 

The Graduate Assistant Tuition and Fee Remission Program provides eligible Graduate Assistants with partial tuition and fee remission. Learn more.

ESTIMATED 2020-21 ACADEMIC YEAR COSTS FOR graduate STUDENTS
Indiana Residents Out-of-State Residents
Tuition (9 credits per semester) $7,632* $20,898**
Room and board (14 meals per week) $10,676 $10,676
Student services fee $1,344 $1,344
University technology fee $336 $336
Recreation center fee $174 $174
Health center fee $152 $152
Residence hall technology fee $120

$120

TOTAL FIXED COSTS $20,434 $33,700

* $424 per credit hour
** $1,161 per credit hour

Not only is an online education one of the most convenient
ways to earn a degree amid your busy life, but it is also
one of the most affordable.

See Tuition and Fees for Online

Living on campus, required for most freshmen, can easily be one of the
most beneficial and memorable experiences of your college life.

With nearly 20 residence halls and two apartment complexes,
we offer plenty of variety to accommodate your lifestyle. Plus, our housing
is one of the most affordable ways to live during college.

See Room and Board Rates

Apply for Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid at Ball State, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible, if you haven’t done so.

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Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF)

Ball State University has been awarded funding through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II (HEERF II) from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $22 million. Of that, at least $7.6 million must be used to provide direct emergency assistance for students who are enrolled in classes at Ball State.

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Calculate Costs and Scholarships

Enter estimates of your family's income and your academic information into our Net Price Calculator to get a better idea of the financial aid and out-of-pocket costs involved in attending Ball State. Or you can use our Scholarship Calculator to quickly see some of the awards you may be eligible for.

Find What You Need in the Bursar's Office

Do you need to make a payment to Ball State? Our bursar will help with bills, collections, and deposits for anything you may owe the university.

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