kent state university tuition fees for international students

Last Updated on December 14, 2022 by Omoyeni Adeniyi


Kent State offers a highly favorable match between the cost and quality of a college degree.

We offer more than 280 undergraduate majors, as well as programs at the master’s and PhD levels. There are a variety of merit-based scholarships for eligible first-year international students. When combined, available scholarships have the potential of awarding an international student up to $32,000 towards a four-year undergraduate degree.

Check our Tuition & Fees page or see the chart below for average tuition and living expenses for an international student for one academic year. These costs are unique for international and would not apply to domestic students.

Estimated Expenses 2020-2021 (Also for Issuing I20’s)

 International Undergraduate (12-18 credits) (Full time for immigration purposes)International Graduate (calculated at 9 credits) (Full time for immigration purposes)ESLAmerican AcademyAeronautics w/Flight TechMater of Architecture, Arch & Env Design, Landscape & Arch, Urban Design, Healthcare Design
Tuition and Fees (1 year, two semesters) – out of state tuition) *$20,799$21,952$10,552$11,000$40,799$22,992
Living Expenses (estimated)$12,412$12,412$12,412$12,412$12,412$12,412
Other Costs: Medical Insurance and Books/Supplies (estimated)$7,661$7,661$7,661$7,661$7,661$7,661

* Costs may vary depending on student’s individual plan of study.  

For issuing I20’s, additional proof of finances must also be provided for dependents as follows:

  • $4,500 for spouse or other first dependent
  • $2,500 for each additional dependent

Kent State University requires all international students to purchase the sponsored student health insurance plan. Under certain criteria, a student may request a waiver of this charge.


As an international student, you’re qualified for many of Kent State’s scholarships, especially if you have a strong academic background.

  • 93% of first year students receive financial assistance through scholarships, grants, loans or employment.
  • 85% of full-time undergraduate students receive financial assistance.
  • $66+ million in scholarships was offered to incoming freshmen in 2020-2021.
  • $420+ million in scholarships and financial aid was awarded to over 32,000 students in 2019-2020.


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