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Graduate tuition and fees effective Fall 2016/Spring 2017/Summer 2017 semesters.

Tuition and Fees for Fall 2016/Spring 2017/Summer 2017

E-Tuition and Fees for Fall 2016/Spring 2017/Summer 2017

Graduate tuition and fees effective Fall 2017/Spring 2018/Summer 2018 semesters.

Tuition and Fees for Fall 2017/Spring 2018/Summer 2018

E-Tuition and Fees for Fall 2017/Spring 2018/Summer 2018

Graduate fees reflect universal fees and tuition only. However, selected departments may assess additional program or laboratory charges depending on the major. Consult the department for details.

The following programs do not follow the regular graduate tuition and fees. Please consult the Graduate Catalog for exact pricing for these programs:

  • Premium Priced Programs
    Approx. Cost 
  • Master of Business Administration (Evening Program)
    $339/hour (in-state)
    $1,224/hour (out-of-state)
  • Master of Business Administration (Evening Program) (effective Fall 2017)
    $346/hour (in-state)
    $1,249/hour (out-of-state)
  • Executive/Premier Priced Programs
    Approx. Cost of Program
  • Coles MBA @ Dalton
  • Executive MBA
  • WebMBA
  • Master of Accounting (MAcc)
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics
    $28,000/in-state (tuition only)
    $47,340/Non-resident (tuition only)
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
Note: There may be institutional fees in addition to the cost stated above.

NOTE: Students may register as in-state students only upon showing that they have been a legal resident of Georgia for a period of at least 12 months immediately preceding the date of registration. Documents to validate residency may be requested. (See catalog for resident definition)

Questions concerning fee structure and payment of fees should be directed to the Bursar's Office at 470.578.6419. Information regarding various sources of student financial assistance is available through the Financial Aid Office at 470.578.6074.

Fees are subject to change without notice.


Always check with the Office of Student Financial Aid for the most up to date and official information.

If you are thinking about applying for a Graduate Program at KSU, you should complete the FAFSA so that potential sources of financial aid can be identified for you. You should complete the FAFSA about the same time that you complete the Graduate Application for Admissions. Deadlines for completing the FAFSA are:

  • Semester
    FAFSA Priority Deadline
  • Fall
    April 1st
  • Spring
    November 1st
  • Summer
    April 1st

Please note:

  1. You must be fully accepted in order to qualify for any financial aid. If you are accepted pending official documentation or provisionally/conditionally accepted you will not qualify for financial aid.

  2. You must be in a degree seeking program to qualify for financial aid. Non-degree programs, such as certificate programs or teacher certification add-on programs, may not qualify for financial aid according to federal guidelines.

Forms of Financial Aid for Graduate Students


There is a "window" of opportunity to apply for scholarships. That window usually opens around late November and closes in early March. The Scholarship website is You can see a list of scholarships, specifically for graduate students by following these steps:

  • Go to
  • Click on "Apply now"
  • Click on "Search Scholarships"
  • Category Search (click on the box with the + sign)
  • In the Class box, select Graduate from list
  • Scroll to the bottom and click Search

Clendenin Scholars Program

Established in 2008 by the Clendenin Family with a $1 million endowment, the Clendenin Scholars Program at KSU will provide financial support for academically gifted students accepted into graduate degree programs at KSU. Doctoral students enrolled at KSU will be eligible to receive $20,000/year plus an annual tuition waiver for a maximum of 3 years, while master’s students enrolled at KSU will be eligible to receive $15,000/year plus an annual tuition waiver for a maximum of 2 years. Click here for more info and to apply.


Graduate students are eligible for the following loan program:

Stafford unsubsidized for $20,500 for an academic year.

Gradplus Loans offers an amount that is the cost of education less any other financial aid (loans, scholarships etc) that the student is receiving for the year/semester. Additionally, repayment begins when the student graduates or ceases ½ time enrollment.

Graduate Research Assistantships

A Graduate Research Assistant works with a faculty member on a specific research project for a certain number of hours each week. In exchange, the GRA is granted a tuition fee waiver and provided a stipend. See the GRA website for more details.