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Financial Aid

77% of NKU Students Receive Financial Aid


NKU’s Office of Student Financial Assistance (OFSA) will help you understand the entire financial aid process beginning with submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We can also assist in finding resources to meet your college expenses.

Apply For Financial Aid

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.

NKU's School Code is 009275.

Explore Scholarships

Each year, NKU offers scholarships to deserving students, on the basis of merit and/or achievement.

Calculate Net Price

Get an estimate of your cost of attendance and financial aid for which you may qualify.

In The News

Students at NKU's Fresh Fusion

NKU Among Best Universities For Economic Mobility

"Northern Kentucky University is in the top tier of colleges and universities in the United States when it comes to economic mobility and the return on investment."

Third Way

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College That’s High-Quality and Affordable

"Northern Kentucky University has prioritized making their courses affordable for students from all walks of life and every corner of the world to receive the education they deserve."

Cincinnati Enquirer

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NKU Knows What Matters Most To Students, Small Classes, Affordability

"With more than 80 programs ranging from liberal arts and sciences to computer science and law, [NKU] students from all backgrounds and interests can obtain affordable degrees in a wide range of fields."

Courier Journal

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NKU Ranks Best in Kentucky for Return on Educational Investment

"SmartAsset determined the best value colleges and universities in the U.S. across five categories: tuition, student living costs, scholarship and grant offerings, student retention rate, and starting salary for new graduates."


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NKU's Entrepreneurship Program Ranked One of Nation’s Most Affordable

"NKU ranks as the 9th best affordable program for students wanting to develop an entrepreneurial mindset."

Northern Kentucky Tribune

First Year Student Success Hub

Out-of-state and international residents may be eligible to receive the EDGE tuition award as NEW first-time, full-time freshman.

Learn about the EDGE Tuition Award

Certain qualifications apply.