Tuition and Fees

Special Fee Structure for 2020-21 Academic Year
To assist our students during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are reducing online tuition and eliminating distance fees for many programs.

Online and Off-Campus Courses

Students taking online or off-campus courses through Kansas State University Global Campus will pay the same tuition rate regardless of where they live.

Some graduate programs and on-campus courses have different tuition and fee structures than what is outlined in the tuition and fee schedule below. A list of these programs can be found below the tuition and fee schedule.

K-State Online Tuition and Fee Calculator
Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021

Tuition is assessed at established linear increments.

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Additional class fees and other charges may apply. View fee details by college by clicking the drop-down links below. For full detail, please view the comprehensive fee schedule (pdf)



Total Cost of an Online Course

You can find the current cost of a course, including all fees, by using the Class Search. The cost shown in the description of each course is the total cost for the course.

On-Campus Courses

Most on-campus courses are assessed at a tuition rate based on your resident/nonresident status. Exception: On-campus summer and intersession courses are assessed a $12 per credit hour course fee.

Proctoring Fees

Some courses may require you to take proctored exams and most proctor services require students to pay a fee. If your course includes exams that require a proctor, you will be contacted by K-State Online prior to the start of the semester. Learn more about proctored exams and choosing a proctor.

Tuition Payment

View instructions for paying your tuition, including payment options and deadlines.

Tuition is set by the Kansas Board of Regents annually in late June or early July. Kansas State University reserves the right to change costs without prior notice upon approval by the Kansas Board of Regents.