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Online + Distance Education Tuition + Fees

Costs of attending ESU online

Below are the costs for online students at Emporia State University. Total cost calculations are based on four courses, 12 credit hours.

Tuition and fees are subject to approval by the Kansas Board of Regents. Tuition and fees shown are approved for the 2022-2023 school year. Some course fees may apply.

Online tuition + fees

Course level

Resident + Corky Plus* Tuition

Distance non-resident




Graduate (including SLIM)**



Additional information

*Corky Plus definition

Through the Corky Plus tuition program, Emporia State University extends in-state tuition to select counties in Missouri and Oklahoma. That means if you live in the counties listed below, you get to study for the same price as in-state residents.


Students who are residents of Andrew, Bates, Buchanan, Caldwell, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Dekalb, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri are eligible for the same tuition as Kansas in-state students through the Corky Plus program.


Students who are residents of 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 in Oklahoma are eligible for the same tuition as Kansas in-state students through the Hornet Nation Waiver program.

**If you are a non-Kansas resident and are current military, are a military spouse/dependent, a veteran or spouse/dependent of a veteran, you may be eligible for in-state residency rate. Contact for more information.

**Tuition + fees for specialized programs (per credit hour)

Master of Business Administration Online $363

MS in Information Technology Online $363

MBA in Marketing Online $363

MBA in Accounting Online $363

Master of Accountancy Online $363

Master of Science in Educational Administration Online $332

MS in Curriculum & Instruction-Curriculum Leadership PreK-12 Online $332

MS in Curriculum & Instruction-Effective Practitioner PreK-12 Online $332

MS in Curriculum & Instruction-Instructional Coach/Teacher Leader PreK-12 Online $332

MS In Curriculum & Instruction-National Board Certification PreK-12 Online $332

Master of Science in Nursing $400

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) $295