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Graduate Tuition

International Graduate

The cost of attendance for an academic year (fall and spring semesters) is provided to you in the form of an estimate. It includes the following projected costs: books and supplies, $1,320, and medical insurance, $1,544. Itemized cost estimates are expected to increase about five percent each year. Students will not receive financial assistance to cope with these rising expenses. It is important to plan accordingly. University fees are subject to change without notice. Miscellaneous expenses are estimated at $2,430, but not included in the summary as this figure will vary considerably depending on lifestyle. An estimate of miscellaneous expenses is available online as a PDF.

Additional Expenses

Upon arrival, students should have $1,500 available to pay for immediate expenses other than tuition. Students who bring family members may use the chart below and add $4,000 for spouse or other first dependent, plus $2,000 for each additional dependent.


Tuition and Fees* (9 sem hrs) $14,706
Housing and Food $9,536
Medical Insurance** $1,544
Books/Supplies*** $1,320
Total Expenses $27,106

* The cost of tuition and fees is based on full-time enrollment. International students pay the same rate as U.S. citizens who are not legal residents of the state of Ohio. The total amount necessary for Kent State is determined annually based on the current amount for out-of-state full-time tuition for an academic year (fall/spring semester). Summer session attendance is not required.

** The United States does not have universal health care. For this reason, the University requires all international students to purchase and maintain health insurance coverage and it strongly encourages married students to carry health insurance coverage for their dependents in the United States. There are many options available to meet this requirement. First, if your home country has a national insurance program that will also cover you in the United States, then no additional insurance is required by the University. Second, you may be able to purchase medical insurance in your home country at a much lower cost, but you must ensure this coverage will be valid in the United States while you are a full-time student. Third, you may purchase the University’s student health plan. Fourth, you may purchase another private insurance plan, but you will be responsible to ensure the private health insurance provides reasonable coverage and acceptable payments should you submit an insurance claim. In all cases, you will be required to submit proof of insurance upon arrival to the University.

*** Expenses for books and supplies may be considerably higher depending on major field of study. Certain majors may require travel to off-campus locations.