Graduate Tuition and Fees Information

Graduate tuition and fees and e-tuition and fees reflect university fees and tuition only. Select departments may require additional program or laboratory fees.

Additionally, expenses include in-state tuition, out of state tuition, mandatory student fees and other special fees. All fees are due and payable at the time of registration, and registration is not complete until all fees have been paid.

Below is a list of the Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023 Tuition and Fees:

RESIDENT CREDIT HOURS   Matriculation Fees  Student Fees  Total
1 $296.00 $668.00 $964.00
2 $592.00 $668.00 $1,260.00
3 $888.00 $668.00 $1,556.00
4 $1,184.00 $668.00 $1,852.00
5 $1,480.00 $668.00 $2,148.00
6 $1,776.00 $668.00 $2,444.00
7 $2072.00 $668.00 $2,740.00
8 $2,368.00 $668.00 $3,036.00
9 $2,664.00 $668.00 $3,332.00
10 $2,960.00 $668.00 $3,628.00
11 $3,256.00 $668.00 $3,924.00
12 $3,545.00 $668.00 $4,213.00
Non-RESIDENT CREDIT HOURS   Matriculation Fees  Student Fees Total
1 $1,066.00 $668.00 $1,734.00
2 $2,132.00 $668.00 $2,800.00
3 $3,198.00 $668.00 $3,866.00
4 $4,264.00 $668.00 $4,932.00
5 $5,330.00 $668.00 $5,998.00
6 $6,396.00 $668.00 $7,064.00
7 $7,462.00 $668.00 $8,130.00
8 $8,528.00 $668.00 $9,196.00
9 $9,594.00 $668.00 $10,262.00
10 $10,660.00 $668.00 $11,328.00
11 $11,726.00 $668.00 $12,394.00
12 $12,792.00 $668.00 $13,460.00
Description Fee
Activity Fee $39.00
Athletic Fee $221.00
Health Fee $51.00
Parking Fee $58.00
Rec Center Fee $97.00
Sports and Recreation Fee $86.00
Transportation Fee $55.00
Wellness Fee $58.00
Total  $668.00

*For a more accurate breakdown of your tuition and other student fees, please contact program’s department or the Bursar's office

Tuition and Fee Exceptions

The following programs do not follow the regular graduate tuition and fees:

Master of Business Administration (Evening Program) $19,000 (In-state)
$52,000 (Non-resident)
Executive MBA $57,500
WebMBA $22,970 (includes up-front $800 orientation fee)
Master of Accounting (MAcc) $24,680
Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics $28,216 (In-state tuition)
$48,096 (Non-resident tuition)
PhD in Business Administration $96,500

In-State vs. Non-Resident Tuition Differences

You may register as an In-State student upon showing that you have been a legal resident of Georgia for a period of at least 12-months preceding the date of registration. To see if you qualify as an In-State resident of Georgia, check the Georgia Residency Guidelines.

If you need more information about tuition differences or an Out-of-State Tuition Waiver, please visit the links below.

Apply for Tuition Waiver

Graduate students in class

Applying for Financial Aid

If you are thinking about applying to a graduate program at KSU, you should complete the FAFSA so that potential sources of financial aid can be identified for you. You should complete the FAFSA about the same time that you complete the Graduate Application for Admissions.

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FAFSA Deadline

March 1st

August 1st

January 1st

Types of Financial Aid

You must be fully accepted in order to qualify for any student financial aid. If you are accepted pending official documentation or provisionally/conditionally accepted, you will not qualify for financial aid.

Additionally, you must be in a degree seeking program to qualify for financial aid. Non-degree programs, such as certificate programs or teacher certification add-on programs, may not qualify for financial aid according to federal guidelines. For the most up to date information, check with the Office of Student Financial Aid.

  • There is a "window" of opportunity to apply for scholarships. That window usually opens around late November and closes in early March. KSU's Scholarship website includes a list of scholarships specifically for graduate students.

    • Go to KSU's Scholarships website
    • Click on "Apply now"
    • Click on "Search Scholarships"
    • Category Search (click on the box with the + sign)
    • In the Class box, select Graduate from list
    • Scroll to the bottom and click Search
  • Graduate students are eligible for the following loan programs:

    Stafford unsubsidized for $20,500 for an academic year.

    Gradplus Loans offers an amount that is the cost of education less any other financial aid (loans, scholarships etc) that the student is receiving for the year/semester. Additionally, repayment begins when the student graduates or ceases half-time enrollment.

  • AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members serve full-time for a year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that alleviate poverty. After one-year of service VISTA qualify for the Segal Education Award (valued at approximately $6,000) to pay for a range of education expenses.
  • A Graduate Research Assistant works with a faculty member on a specific research project for a certain number of hours each week. In exchange, the GRA is granted a tuition fee waiver and provided a stipend. See the GRA website for more details.

Emergency Assistance

Circumstances beyond your control can sometimes change quickly. We understand that hardships (such as an accident, illness, or other unforeseen circumstances) can bring significant stress and impact on your ability to succeed while working on a challenging degree at Kennesaw State University.

CARE Services Emergency Assistance Program is here to help whether you need financial assistance or other types of assistance. We are committed to your success and are ready to support you as you overcome challenges during your educational pursuits at KSU.

Emergency Assistance Help