RATES INCLUDE TUITION AS ESTABLISHED BY NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY'S BOARD OF REGENTS. RATES ARE EFFECTIVE FALL 2018 AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.


Rates below do not apply for students enrolled in an Accelerated Online (AP) major.  Click here for specific information on rates for AP majors or AP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


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  • + 2018-19 Undergraduate

    2018-19 Undergraduate

    Per credit hour rate

    Full Time rate per semester
    (12-16 hours)

    KY Resident

    $402

    $4,824

    Metro (1)

    $608

    $7,296

    Indiana Residents (2)

    $402

    $4,824

    Ohio Reciprocity (3)

    $402

    $4,824

    Non-resident

    $804

    $9,648

    Online Major (4)

    $437

    N/A

    PACE Major

    $427

    N/A

    (1) Metro Rate: The former undergraduate Metro rate (prior to Fall 2017 only) is being phased out over the next 6 years.  Effective Fall 2017 - New incoming full-time students who live in the following Ohio and Indiana counties may be charged the regular non-resident rate but qualify for the Tuition Incentive Program. Additional information can be found here: tip.html. This applies to Ohio residents from certain counties (Adams, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Cuyahoga, Darke, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Licking, Lorain, Pike, Preble, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Ross, Scioto, Union, Warren) and Indiana (Clark, Hamilton, Marion).

    (2) Indiana Rate: Degree seeking residents of the following counties in Indiana are eligible for this rate: Dearborn, Franklin, Jefferson, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland.  

    (3) Ohio Reciprocity: Undergraduate students must be working on an initial bachelor's degree and must be a resident from one of the following Ohio counties: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Hamilton, Highland, or Warren AND have an Associate Degree from one of the following Ohio institutions: University of Cincinnati (including UC Blue Ash College and UC Clermont College), Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Clark State Community College, or Southern State Community College AND have submitted all necessary credentials to the NKU Office of Admissions by appropriate deadlines. (Fall = August 1, Spring = December 1, and Summer = May 1). Excluded programs: Early Childhood Education (Birth - Kindergarten), Criminal Justice, Environmental Science, and Nursing.

    (4) Rate includes a $35 per credit hour surcharge assessed to all online courses.  This surcharge is not covered by the KY Tuition Waiver.   

  • + 2018-19 General Graduate

    2018-19 General Graduate

    Per credit hour rate

    KY Resident

    $613

    Graduate Metro (4)

    $738

    Non-resident

    $943

    Online (5)

    $653

    (4) Graduate Metro Rate: Students who reside in any Ohio or Indiana counties

    (5) Rate includes $40 per credit hour surcharge assessed to all online courses.  This surcharge is not covered by the KY Tuition Waiver. 

  • + 2018-19 College of Business Graduate

    2018-19 College of Business Graduate

    Per credit hour rate

    KY Resident

    $627

    Graduate Metro(4)

    $737

    Non-resident

    $1,022

    (4) Graduate Metro: Students who reside in any Ohio or Indiana counties.

  • + 2018-19 College of Health Professions Graduate

    2018-19 College of Health Professions

    Per credit hour rate

    Doctorate in Nursing Practice

    $673

    Online MSN

    $645

  • + 2018-19 Online Masters of Education

    2018-19 Online Masters of Education

    Per credit hour rate

     

    $518

  • + 2018-19 Doctorate in Education

    2018-19 Doctorate in Education

    Per credit hour rate

    KY Resident

    $684 (5)

    Graduate Metro (4)

    $803 (5)

    Non-resident

    $998 (5)

    (4) Graduate Metro Rate: Students who reside in any Ohio or Indiana counties.

    (5) Doctorate in Education rate includes $100 per credit hour program fee.

  • + 2017-18 Chase College of Law

    2018-19 Chase College of Law

    Per credit hour rate

    Per semester rate (13 - 16 hours)

    Resident

    $782

    $10,166

    Non-resident

    $1,265

    $16,445

    LLM Program (6)

    $965

    N/A

    (6) For details see LLM program information.

*Summer tuition is not capped for full time students. Tuition is charged per credit hour in the summer semester.

*If you register for a course after the initial tuition due date, that tuition is due upon registration.
 
*Those students who elect to audit a course pay the same fees per hour as courses being taken for credit.
 
*A change of major that takes place after the last day to add a full session class for the semester will not affect your tuition rate for that semester. The tuition change will take effect at the start of the following semester.