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Tuition and Finances

The University of Kentucky offers a great education for fees that are surprisingly affordable, in comparison with other top-ranked research universities. UK is ranked 17th in the "Best Value for Public Colleges and Universities in the U.S." category by Consumers Digest. Moreover, the university strives to ensure that students’ access to a top-quality education is not limited by financial circumstances.  


  • Tuition and Fees
  • Room and Board
  • Books and Supplies
  • Health Insurance
  • $29,050
  • $11,750
  • $1,000
  • $2,200
  • $44,000
  • $31,364*
  • $12,814
  • $1,000
  • $2,200
  • $47,378

* Please note that fees are subject to change without notice.Cost may vary by program. The above estimates are based on numbers from the UK Office of Student Financial Aid, the UK Gatton College of Business & Economics and The Graduate School. For specific information on graduate tuition and fees, please visit the Registrar’s Web site. 


Financing Your Study at the University of Kentucky

International students at the University of Kentucky are expected to take full responsibility for financing their education. Students who anticipate not being able to meet the cost of education and living expenses are advised to request a postponement of enrollment until adequate funding can be secured. 

Funding sources can differ depending on the region of the world in which students live. We strongly suggest contacting the nearest  Overseas Education Advising Center or the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in your country. These centers have updated information about financial assistance and can assist with the application process.

Working On Campus

International students are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week on campus while enrolled for full-time coursework. Most on-campus jobs pay between $7 and $10 per hour. The student employment center assists students in finding job opportunities on campus.


 Be aware that scholarship deadlines are much earlier than application deadlines.