Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

Graduate tuition and fees and e-tuition and fees reflect university fees and tuition only. Select departments may require additional program or laboratory fees. For more information on tuition and fees for your degree program, please contact your program’s department or the Bursar's office.

The following programs do not follow the regular graduate tuition and fees:

  • 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
  • WebMBA
    $24,470 (includes up-front $800 orientation fee)
  • Master of Accounting (MAcc)
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Informatics
    $28,216 (In-state tuition)
    $48,096 (Non-resident tuition)
  • PhD in Business Administration
Note: There may be institutional fees in addition to the cost stated above.

In-State vs. Non-Resident Tuition

You may register as an in-state student only upon showing that you have been a legal resident of Georgia for a period of at least 12 months preceding the date of registration. Documents to validate residency may be requested.

Applying for Financial Aid

If you are thinking about applying to 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

Types of Financial Aid

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

Additionally, 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. For the most up to date information, check with the Office of Student Financial Aid.


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

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. 


Graduate students are eligible for the following loan programs:

  • 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 half-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.


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.