Cost

How much does a class cost?

Fees are set each spring by the Ball State University Board of Trustees. Current tuition rates can be found on the Division of Online and Distance Education website.

Can I get in-state tuition?

If you are a resident of Indiana and meet Ball State's requirements for residency, then you qualify for lower in-state tuition rates. This is because the Indiana state tax dollars supplement tuition.

If you are not a resident of Indiana, you do not qualify for in-state tuition, with the exception of residents from six selected counties in Ohio as explained in our Ohio Reciprocity Agreement.

Can I pay using an installment plan?

Ball State offers an installment plan that breaks payments into four equal parts. A $10 fee is added to each payment.

Does this degree include teacher certification?

No. However, some students have used individual courses in this program in their pursuit of an initial teaching license or an added teaching endorsement. If you want to find out if your state/province/country accepts these credits for continuing education, contact the Office of Teacher Licensing in your locality. You can also contact Ball State's Office of Teacher Education Services.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, but online students with jobs may find it difficult to obtain financial aid. For more information, visit the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Will the tuition costs increase in the future?

It is very likely that there will be annual tuition increases. Tuition rates are set each spring by the Ball State University Board of Trustees for the following summer, fall, and spring terms. Current tuition rates can be found on the Division of Online and Distance Education website.

Can I defer payment?

No. For more information about payment options, visit the Office of the Bursar and Loan Administration.

Can I pay with a school purchase order?

Yes. This is a third-party payment. For more information about payment options, visit the Office of the Bursar and Loan Administration.

Do active-duty military or their dependents qualify for in-state tuition?

Military personnel in the United States Armed Forces who enter the service from a state other than Indiana and who are stationed on active duty within the State of Indiana may enroll without the nonresident fee being assessed. The spouses and children of such service personnel also may enroll without the nonresident fee being assessed.

Is there a discount for students over 60 years old?

Yes. Persons 60 years of age or older may enroll at Ball State for half tuition.