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TUITION AND FEES

Graduate tuition and fees effective Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020

Graduate Tuition and Fees

E-Tuition and Fees

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 of Program
  • Master of Business Administration (Evening Program)
    $19,000 (In-state)
    $52,000 (Non-resident)
  • Executive/Premier Priced Programs
    Approx. Cost of Program
  • Executive MBA
    $57,500
  • WebMBA
    $24,470 (includes up-front $800 orientation fee)
  • Master of Accounting (MAcc)
    $24,500
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics
    $28,216/In-state (tuition only)
    $48,096/Non-resident (tuition only)
  • PhD in Business Administration
    $96,500
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.

FINANCIAL AID

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

Scholarships

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 www.kennesaw.edu/scholarships. You can see a list of scholarships, specifically for graduate students by following these steps:

  • Go to www.kennesaw.edu/scholarships
  • 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

AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members serve full-time for a year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that alleviate poverty. After one-year of service VISTA qualify for the Segal Education Award (valued at approximately $6,000) to pay for a range of education expenses. 

Loans

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.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

Circumstances beyond your control can sometimes change quickly. We understand that hardships (such as an accident, illness, or other unforeseen circumstances) can bring significant stress and impact on your ability to succeed while working on a challenging degree at Kennesaw State University.

CARE Services Emergency Assistance Program is here to help whether you need financial assistance or other types of assistance. We are committed to your success and are ready to support you as you overcome challenges during your educational pursuits at KSU.

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.

 

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 on February 1. The Scholarship website is www.kennesaw.edu/scholarships. You can see a list of scholarships, specifically for graduate students by following these steps:

    • Go to www.kennesaw.edu/scholarships
    • 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

     

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    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.

  • 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.



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