Tuition and Fees

Expenses include in-state tuition, out of state tuition, mandatory student fees and other special fees. All fees are due and payable at the time of registration, and registration is not complete until all fees have been paid. To view tuition and fees by semester, select the appropriate link below:

Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017

Tuition and Fees for Undergraduate Students
Tuition and Fees for Graduate Students
E-Tuition and Fees for Online Courses
E-Core Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fee Increases

As a member institution of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University’s tuition and fee increases are effective with the Fall semester. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgis (BOR/USG) usually approves all tuition and fee schedules for the upcoming year during their April meeting. These approved tuition and fee schedules will be made available upon receipt by Kennesaw State University. Please note that fees are subject to change at the end of any academic term without prior notice.

2016-2017 BOR/USG Tuition and Fees


All students are assessed a Technology and Special Institutional Fee.

Activity, Athletic, Health, International, Parking, Recreation Center, Transportation, Sports and Recreation Parks; and, Wellness Fees can vary based on the campus designation of a course.

Fee Definitions

  • Athletic Fee

    The Athletic fee is used to support the Intercollegiate Athletics program, which consists of eighteen team sports. The fee also supports the athletic scholarships and entitles students to free admission to all regular season games.

  • Health Fee

    The Health Fee is used to provide health services for KSU students. Due to the University's growth and the intensification of national standards in campus health services, KSU has entered into a long-term agreement with WellStar Medical Group, LLC to manage and operate KSU's Student Health Services operations. WellStar provides professional medical staffing and resources to offer full-time, full-service healthcare and consultations to students for preventative and acute medical care.

    Any patient beyond the scope of on-campus treatment will be referred and have access to the WellStar Health System network of providers and facilities.

  • International Fee

    The International Fee is used to enhance students’ global engagement experience and increase the number of students participating in study abroad experiences by offering scholarships to encourage participation and support KSU students who study abroad.

  • Parking Fee

    The Parking Fee is used to support the operations, debt services, maintenance, infrastructure, and surface parking on the two campuses.

  • Recreation Center Fee

    The Recreation Center Fee is used to manage and operate the programs, services and facilities conducted by the Department of Sports and Recreation that promote physical, social and leadership development through sport and recreation activities within a fun and supportive environment. It is also a funding source to pay debt services for the new Student Recreation and Activities Center on the Kennesaw campus.

  • Transportation Fee

    The Transportation Fee is used to help fund the cost of operating the transportation service which transports students, faculty and staff.

  • Special Institutional Fee

    The Special Institutional Fee is a general purpose fee charged system-wide by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The fee is used to support instruction and operations and to offset reduction in state funding.

  • Sports and Recreation Parks Fee

    The Sports and Recreation Park Fee covers the bond payment, insurance, required Renewal and Replacement funding, and basic operational expenses for the 88 acre Sports and Recreation Park for use by students for intramurals, club sports, student activities, academic classes and athletic activities. Operational costs include: contracted services for landscaping; field and turf maintenance; pest control; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); custodial services; and utilities. Maintenance and general operating supplies are also paid from this fund.

  • Student Activity Fee

    The Student Activity Fee provides financial support for the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses to enrich the campus climate and provide essential student services, leadership development opportunities, as well as student wages for student leader positions including for the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Kennesaw Activities Board. This fee supports Registered Student Organizations’ programming, events and activities to enhance the University experience.

  • Technology Fee

    The Technology Fee is primarily used to outfit and update classroom technology, life cycle replacements in the student labs and student technology support personnel. The purchases include classroom technology like overhead projectors, smart boards, and software applications.

  • Wellness Fee

    The Wellness fee is used to provide health education and health promotion services to students in order to improve their health and wellbeing. This fee provides the following: nutritional services, fitness assessments, educational materials and special events.

Fees by Campus

Students are required to pay all mandatory fees when enrolled in Kennesaw campus, Marietta campus, KSU Center, Exchange, or Cross-registration courses (Location codes A, M, or C; and X). 

To qualify for mandatory fee discounts, students must be enrolled solely in courses at the locations listed below that do not require mandatory fees (Location codes D, F, G, O, GML, or P).


  • Location Code


    All Mandatory Fees

    Technology and Institutional Fee

  • A, M, or C
    Kennesaw and Marietta campuses or KSU Center location
  • D
    Dalton State College
  •  F
    Study Abroad, Practicum experiences or internships located at least 50 miles from campus (1)
  •  G
    Galleria Center
  •  O or GML
    Online or eCore
  •  P
  •  X
    Exchange or
    Cross-registration (2)

(1) The Technology Fee is waived for Study Abroad students.
(2) All Mandatory Fees are assessed; then all are waived.

Collection of Outstanding Balances

Kennesaw State University reserves the right to use a collection agency and to pursue legal action in order to collect the balance of any debt. Once an account is placed in collection or legal action is pursued by the collection agency, the student will be liable for all collection fees, which will be in addition to the amount of the original debt. At this point, the student will no longer be able to pay the University directly, and any communication or correspondence with the University about such debt must be directed through the collection agency.