Kent State announces 4.1 percent tuition increase for incoming freshman

Ray BukhariReporter

In a meeting on June 3, the Kent State Board of Trustees approved tuition and room and board rates under the Tuition Guarantee Model established in 2017 for new full-time undergraduates attending Kent State campuses beginning fall 2020.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, no increases will be implemented for tuition for continuing students, graduate students or to the non-resident surcharge for out-of-state students. 

Tuition for the new freshman students attending the Kent Campus will be $5,716 per semester, a 4.1 percent increase totaling $225.

Tuition for new freshman students attending regional campuses will be $3,234 per semester for lower-division courses and $3,790 per semester for upper-division courses. Tuition, room and meal plan costs will be frozen for the new freshmen students at the Kent campus for four years. 

Approximately $600,000 of the revenue associated with this increase will be dedicated to additional need-based aid to enhance university resources, like scholarships, in support of affordability and accessibility.

“This increase in need-based aid comes at a critical time when many students and families have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Kent State President Todd Diacon said. “These scholarships and grants help provide access and affordability to our students so they can pursue their dreams of earning a Kent State degree.”

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