tuition, housing costs remain below national average
Sometimes it's good to be below average. And that's
exactly where KU is when it comes to tuition and, in
particular, student housing costs.
The Trends in College Pricing report issued recently
by the College Board finds that KU's tuition is 13 percent,
or nearly $600, below the national average. And KU continues
to offer one of the best student housing values in the
country, with rates nearly 20 percent below the national
average for public universities and a full third less
than private universities.
KU's annual tuition and fees for an undergraduate resident
student are $4,101. The national average is $4,694.
Even though tuition remains below the national average,
KU has committed 20 percent of the revenue generated
by the increase to grants to students who qualify for
The College Board report noted that a record $90 billion
was available in student financial aid in 2001-02, with
increases in grant aid outpacing loan aid for the second
In student housing, KU residence hall students pay
$1,120 less a year than the national average of $5,942
for public universities and $2,322 less than the national
average for private universities.
"We're happy to offer our residents such a good
value for the dollar," said Ken Stoner, director
of student housing. "Not only is student housing
affordable, it offers students a vibrant, inclusive
and secure environment."
KU students pay $4,822 a year for the traditional shared
residence hall room and a 19-meals-a-week plan. The
national average is $5,942 for public universities and
$7,144 for private universities. About 3,600 students
live in KU residence halls. Other popular student housing
options at KU include 10 scholarship halls, Jayhawker
Tower apartments and Stouffer Place family housing.
Please visit the College
Board report for more information.
The College Board is an association of colleges and
universities that administers the ACT and SAT tests.