Tuition and Fees for Graduate Students

Below are estimated costs for full-time, on-campus Ball State graduate students for the 2016-17 academic year:

Indiana Residents Out-of-State Residents
(9 credit hours per semester) 
($3,546 per semester)
($9,702 per semester)
Room and board
(starts at)*
$8,715 $8,715
Student services fee $1,294 $1,294
University technology fee $336 $336
Recreation center fee $174 $174
Health center fee $152 $152
Residence hall technology fee* $120 $120
Transportation fee $100 $100
Total Cost $17,983 $30,295

Cost information is based on on-campus, full-time enrollment for the fall and spring semesters. Actual graduate tuition is determined by the number of credit hours you take. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change fees or charges for any semester or session.

* The residence hall rates and fees shown here are for 2015-16. Rates for 2016-17 will be set in spring 2016. Actual room and board cost may vary depending on the type of room and meal plan requested. See detailed housing rates and options. You may also be interested in University Apartments.

For detailed cost information, such as special fees, review the tuition and fees posted by the bursar's office.

About 900 graduate assistantships are offered to new and continuing students. Plus, our financial aid area provides information about grants, loans, and other programs to help you pay for your college education. About four of every five Ball State students receive financial aid.

Additional estimated expenses:

  • Books and supplies, $1,300
  • Personal expenses and transportation, $3,200 to $3,800.

Online and Distance Education Tuition

Get detailed information about tuition and fees for Online and Distance Education courses at Ball State.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Our Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has information on loans, grants, and other assistance programs.

To be considered for need-based financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority deadline is March 10 each year.