The following costs are for Ball State students working on bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, undergraduate certificates, or taking 100- to 400-level courses via online or distance education courses in the Greater Indianapolis area. This information is meant to help you estimate your education expenses.
As an online and distance student, your total tuition cost per semester consists of:
NOTE: If you take one or more courses on Ball State’s main campus in Muncie, Indiana, during a semester or term, you are required to pay the main-campus rate, which includes additional fees for student services, health, and recreation.
1. Basic Tuition (Credit Hour Fees)
2. Technology Fees
3. Program and Course Fees
The following are fees that most commonly apply to online and distance education students.
Credit by Exam
Ball State also offers credit by exam for a $50 fee. Exams administered are College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or DANTES.
More about Fees
A complete list of fees can be found on the Bursar’s website.
Credit Card Fees
If you use a credit or debit card, you will be charged an extra 2.75% of your total bill. This is the fee passed on from the credit card companies to Ball State for processing. If you do not wish to be charged this fee, you might want to consider other payment methods.
If you have any questions about tuition or estimating your bill, contact the Bursar’s Office. If you have questions about financial aid, contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
Learn about payment methods available to you.
The Ball State University Board of Trustees reserves the right to change the tuition, fees, and other charges for any semester or term. Fees do not cover the cost of textbooks and other learning materials required in courses.
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