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Tuition and Finances

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.

The University of Kentucky has partnered with Flywire and Western Union to make the tuition payment process easy and secure for international student parents. Both of these systems provide benefits that will allow you to get excellent foreign exchange rates and save a significant amount of money. To pay with Flywire or Western Union click here.


* 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

Undergraduate Graduate
Tuition and Fees $30,700* $32,600*
Room and Board $12,000 $14,600
Books and Health Plan $3,800 $3,800
TOTAL $46,500 $51,000
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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.

External Resources for Grants & Scholarships

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.

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