Tuition and Fees for Undergraduate Students

Below are estimated costs for Ball State University undergraduate students for the 2016-17 academic year.

Indiana Residents Out-of-State Residents 
Tuition (12-18 hours per semester)** $7,698 $23,472
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 $18,589 $34,363

Cost information is based on full-time enrollment for the fall and spring semesters. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change fees or charges for any semester or session.

* For a preliminary estimate of your final costs after financial aid, check out the Net Price Calculator.

** Additional course or program fees may apply depending on major and course schedule.

*** 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.

For detailed cost information, such as special fees, review the tuition and fees area of the bursar's office website. 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 full-time freshmen receive some type of merit- or need-based aid. 

Additional estimated expenses:

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

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.