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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.

Coming in Fall 2023: 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.  

*Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Estimated Costs

Tuition + Fees

KS Resident + Corky Plus Missouri ( Andrew, Bates, Buchanan, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Dekalb, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Platte and Ray counties) + Hornet Nation Waiver Oklahoma (Canadian, Cleveland, Cherokee, Creek, Garfield, Grady, Grant, Kay, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Oklahoma, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington counties) | $3,467*/semester

MSEP ( Indiana, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin) + Hornet Nation Waiver (Colorado, Missouri [all other counties], Nebraska, Oklahoma [all other counties], Texas) | $4,786*/semester

Non-Resident (all other states) | $7,425*/semester

*tuition and fees shown are for 2022-2023 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 room | $2,750/semester

North or South Tower suite, 2-person | $3,500/semester

North or South Towers, Singular, Trusler, single | $3,250/semester

Schallenkamp, double room | $3,100/semester

Schallenkamp, single | $3,500/semester

Schallenkamp, single (with bath) | $3,750/semester

Abigail Morse, 2 person | $2,900/semester

Abigail Morse, single | $3,500/semester

Meal Plans

All Access | $1,994/semester

150 block | $1,994/semester (includes $325 in dining dollars)

65 block | $1,295/semester (upperclassmen only)

Undergraduate Cost Calculator

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Corky Plus

In-state tuition for select Oklahoma + Missouri Counties.

Corky Plus

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!