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 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018
Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017
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.
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.
The Athletic fee is used to support the Intercollegiate Athletics program, which consists of eighteen team sports. The fee also supports athletic scholarships and provides students, with a valid student ID, access to free admission to all regular season home games. The Athletic Fee was approved by the Board of Regents prior to 2000.
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. The Health Fee was approved by the Board of Regents beginning Fall 2003.
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.
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. The goal is to award a scholarship to 100% of the eligible students who apply for a Global Learning Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $1,500, depending of the length of the trip. The Global Learning Fee, enthusiastically endorsed by the vast majority of KSU students, faculty, and staff as well as by the SACS accreditation body, is necessary to prepare the next generation of Georgians to compete in today’s global economy and responsibly act in the increasingly global society. The International Fee was approved by the Board of Regents beginning Fall 2008.
The Parking Fee is used to support the operations, debt services, maintenance, infrastructure, and surface parking on the two campuses. The Parking Fee was approved by the Board of Regents prior to 2000.
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 Dr. Betty L. Siegel Student Recreation and Activities Center on the Kennesaw campus. The Recreation Center Fee was approved by the Board of Regents beginning Fall 2006.
The Transportation Fee is used to provide and promote alternative transportation options for campus, including the Big Owl Bus campus shuttle system, bicycling infrastructure, and programs supporting regional transit. In 2016-2017, the university had 18 transit vehicles, seven weekday bus routes, and real-time vehicle tracking. Specifically the fee assists in paying for transit vehicles, transportation staff time, vehicle maintenance and repair, insurance, gasoline, transit technology, uniforms, training, and transportation infrastructure. The Transportation Fee began as an independent fee in Fall Semester of 2015, after previously being combined with the Parking fee.
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 Parks Fee covers the facility bond payment, insurance, required Renewal and Replacement funding, and basic operational expenses for the 88 acre Sports and Recreation Park. The park is used by students for intramural, club sports, student activities, academic classes, general recreation and athletic activities. Operational costs include: contracted services for landscaping; field and turf maintenance; pest control; heating and air conditioning (HVAC); custodial services; and utilities. Maintenance and general operating supplies are also paid from this fund. Event expenses for non-university events are not paid from this fund, these events must be self-sustaining. The Sports and Recreation Parks Fee (formerly Land Acquisition) was approved by the Board of Regents beginning Fall 2009.
Student Activity Fee
The Student Activity Fee provides financial support for the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses to enrich the co-curricular student experience and provide essential student services, leadership development opportunities, and student wages for student leader positions. This fee supports qualified Registered Student Organizations and University departments with a direct student impact through programming, events and activities. The Student Activity Fee was approved by the Board of Regents prior to 2000.
The Technology Fee is primarily used to outfit and update classroom technology, fund life cycle replacement of technology in the student labs, and fund student technology support personnel. Purchases made using this fee are classroom technology including software applications, computers, overhead projectors, and smart boards. The Technology Fee was approved by the Board of Regents prior to 2000.
The Wellness Fee is used to provide financial support for health promotion programs and services that address identified health needs and behavior risks of KSU students. These programs may include but are not limited to stress management, alcohol awareness, healthy relationships, sexual health, nutrition, cooking demonstrations, body image, CPR/AED/first aid, physical activity, and general wellness. The Wellness Fee was approved as part of the Recreation Center Fee for Fall 2005. Since Fall 2015, the fee has been published as a separate fee and exclusively funds Health Promotion and Wellness.
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, EAB, F, G, O or GML; and P).
All Mandatory Fees
Technology and Institutional Fee
A, M, or CKennesaw and Marietta campuses or KSU Center locationYesNo
DDalton State CollegeNoYes
EABEducation Abroad (1)NoYes
FPracticum experiences and internships located at least 50 miles from campusNoYes
O or GMLOnline or eCoreNoYes
(1) The International Fee is added and the Technology fee is waived.
(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.