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Tuition & Other Costs 

We’re committed to keeping Morehead State affordable for everyone. Use the tools here to estimate the cost of a Morehead State education.

Tuition & Fee Schedules

Our simplified tuition and fee schedules show what you can expect to pay in tuition and mandatory fees. We also offer estimated costs for housing, meals, books, and more.

You also can use our net price calculator to estimate your financial aid and what you’ll pay as a Morehead State student.

Contact your financial aid counselor for help navigating the aid process. For questions about bills, email a billing representative or contact the Office of Accounting and Financial Services.

Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 Semesters

Undergraduate Tuition Per Semester/Credit Hour
Full time (12-18 credit hours): Kentucky residents and Ohio reciprocating counties* $4,620 per semester
Full time (12-18 credit hours): Out-of-state students $6,983 per semester
Full time (12-18 credit hours): International students $11,708 per semester
Part time (less than 12 credit hours): Kentucky residents and Ohio reciprocating counties* $385 per credit hour
Part time (less than 12 credit hours): Out-of-state students $582 per credit hour
Part time (less than 12 credit hours): Out-of-state students $976 per credit hour

 

Graduate Tuition Per Credit Hour
Kentucky residents (excluding Volgenau College of Education 600-level courses), out-of-state students, and international students $570 per credit hour
Kentucky residents (Volgenau College of Education 600-level courses) $385 per credit hour

Winter 2022 & Summer 2023 Terms

Undergraduate Tuition Per Credit Hour
Part time: Kentucky residents and Ohio reciprocating counties* $385 per credit hour
Part time: Out-of-state students $582 per credit hour
Part time: International students $976 per credit hour

 

Graduate Tuition Per Credit Hour
Kentucky residents (excluding Volgenau College of Education 600-level courses), out-of-state students, and international students $570 per credit hour
Kentucky residents (Volgenau College of Education 600-level courses) $385 per credit hour

Mandatory Fees

Mandatory Fees (All Terms) Fee Per Credit Hour
Recreation and Wellness Center fee $9 per credit hour (maximum $100 per semester)
Facility fee $5 per credit hour (maximum $60 per semester)
Internet course fee (online classes) $15 per credit hour

Additional Costs

  • Housing: Estimated cost for housing is about $2,600 per semester. See on-campus housing options.
  • Meals: Prices for meal plans vary, but we estimate a minimum of $1,650 per semester. See MSU meal-plan options.
  • Course fees: Many courses apply additional fees for labs and materials—see course fees.
  • Books: Costs for books average about $500 per semester.
  • Licensure: Some careers (nursing, for example) require additional licensure or other credentials once you complete your degree. Ask your advisor if your program requires additional licensure.

More Tuition Info

  • *Reciprocating Ohio counties: Ohio students from Adams, Athens, Brown, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pike, Scioto, and Vinton counties are eligible for Kentucky resident tuition.
  • Full-time status: Undergraduates taking 12-18 credit hours are considered full time. Undergraduates enrolled for more than 18 hours will be charged full-time tuition plus the additional per-credit-hour rate for every hour over 18.
  • Internet or regional-center rates: Out-of-state and international students enrolled exclusively in internet courses (courses delivered at least 50% online) or courses offered at regional campus centers will be assessed Kentucky resident tuition and fees.
  • Education 600-level courses: Kentucky-resident graduate students enrolled in Volgenau College of Education 600-level courses with prefixes EDAH, EDEC, EDEL, EDF, EDGC, EDIL, EDMG, EDSE, EDSL, EDSP, EDTC, EDTL, EDUC, and IECE will be assessed the same per-credit-hour rate as undergraduate residents.

Common Questions About Fees

Facility fees pay repair expenditures for facilities that support the university’s instructional mission. All students—undergraduate, graduate, full time, part time, and online students—pay $5 per credit hour with a maximum charge of $60 a semester.

The university must maintain physical facilities to offer both online and face-to-face classes

No, this fee was previously included in tuition rates, but is now charged separately to be more transparent. All students—undergraduate, graduate, full time, part time, and online students—pay $9 per credit hour with a maximum charge of $100 a semester.

This is a mandatory fee for all students. Several years ago, MSU students voted and received Board of Regents approval to implement a $100 per semester mandatory fee to pay for construction of a new Recreation and Wellness Center. These fees pay the annual debt service payment for the facility. The Recreation and Wellness Center was completed in 2011, and students will pay the fee until debt service for the facility is paid in full.

No, tuition waivers are only for tuition charges on your student bill.

These fees off set additional costs incurred to provide online instruction, including software and other technology expenditures.

MSU is charged processing fees by our credit-card-processing company to accept and process payments from debit and credit cards. To help cover these costs, MSU charges a 2% service fee to accept debt and credit cards.

No, there is no fee to make a payment on your account using an electronic check. You will need your bank routing number and your checking account number to pay with an electronic check.

Contact Enrollment Services

Office of Enrollment Services

121 E. Second St.
Morehead, KY 40351

EMAIL: admissions@moreheadstate.edu
PHONE: 606-783-2000
PHONE: 800-585-6781
FAX: 606-783-5038

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