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Undergraduate Tuition + Costs

Hornets graduate with lower student debt compared to state and national averages

Flat-rate tuition is just one way we make college affordable.

Emporia State University’s flat-rate tuition for full-time on-campus students is one of the best values in the region. Additionally, ESU awards tons of scholarships each year to help you finance your educational and career goals.

Students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours with at least one credit hour on campus pay a flat-rate tuition.

In-state tuition for 48 states

New in fall 2023, on-campus undergraduate students in the continental U.S.* pay the same affordable in-state tuition.  

Estimated Costs

Tuition + Fees

KS Resident + In-State | $3,640*/semester

Non-Resident (Alaska and Hawaii) | $7,797*/semester

*tuition and fees shown are for 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to approval by the Kansas Board of Regents. Additional course fees may apply.


North or South Towers, Singular, Trusler, double | $2,830/semester

North or South Tower suite, 2-person | $3,345/semester

North or South Tower suite, 4-person | $3,140/semester

North or South Towers, Singular, Trusler, single | $3,345/semester

Schallenkamp, double | $3,150/semester

Schallenkamp, single | $3,605/semester

Abigail Morse, double | $3,150/semester

Meal Plans

All Access | $2,325/semester

150 block | $2,325/semester (includes $325 in dining dollars)

65 block | $1,377/semester (includes $325 in dining dollars) *Upperclassmen only*

Undergraduate Cost Calculator

Insert your location, GPA, ACT score and residential information to get an estimate of your costs including your presidential scholarship award.

Millions In Scholarships

Emporia State University has lots of scholarships available to help students pursue their higher education goals. Browse them all so you don't miss any opportunities!

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