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It's Time to Put NKU on Your Short List

Earn more than $9,000 off your tuition!



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Northern Kentucky University – just minutes from downtown Cincinnati, offering top-notch academic programs and one of the safest campuses in the region just became even more affordable!

What is EDGE?

Starting fall 2020, the EDGE* award enables all out-of-state freshman and international students to pay the Kentucky in-state tuition + $500 if they meet the following: 


  • Enrollment as a new first-time, full-time freshman
  • A minimum 2.5 unweighted high school GPA

NKU is committed to offering an affordable college education tuition, housing rates and meal plans and this program will allow high school students to enroll at NKU for less than many in-state colleges/universities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must maintain full-time consecutive enrollment and be in good academic standing to continue receiving this tuition benefit.
  • All students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and are eligible for departmental and foundation scholarships offered by NKU.
  • State-to-state full tuition agreements supersede EDGE award.
  • This program is not available for students enrolled in fully online academic programs.



*You may be eligible for additional scholarships.

Excluding fees. All tuition awards are subject to change annually.

In-state tuition for the 2020-21 academic year is $9,912.

Questions? Contact the Office of Admissions
at (859) 572-5220 or (800) 637-9948.