Kean Tuition & Cost Guide

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Cost to Attend

In State


New Jersey Residents

  • Tuition: $7,754
  • Books and Supplies: $1,384
  • Other Fees: $4,116
  • Room and Board: $12,780
  • Other Expenses Budget: $2,903

Out of State


Non Residents

  • Tuition: $14,521
  • Books and Supplies: $1,384
  • Other Fees: $4,116
  • Room and Board: $12,780
  • Other Expenses Budget: $2,903

*All tuition data is sourced from the 2016/2017 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Annual Prices

Residents of New Jersey pay an annual total price of $28,937 to attend Kean University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,754 for tuition, $12,780 room and board, $1,384 for books and supplies and $4,116 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $35,704 which is 23.4% higher than New Jersey residents. The tuition charge is $14,521 while room and board is $12,780, books and supplies are $1,384 and other fees come in at $4,116.

Financial Aid and Student Loans - What does it really cost to attend?

The average reported annual net price for Kean University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,110 in 2014/2015.

Aid Amount Percent Receiving Aid
Average Annual Total Grant Aid $8,068 61%
Average Pell Grant $4,607 53%
Average Annual Federal Student Loan $5,799 64%

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Kean University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $65,724. The loan balance of $65,724 is a four year multiple of the $16,431 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $686 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $65,724
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $686.23
Total Interest Paid $16,624.03
Sum of All Loan Payments $82,348.03

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current published cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Kean University to be $115,748 - assuming graduation in normal time. Our estimation assumes a 3.3% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
New Jersey Residents $28,937 $29,886 $30,865 $31,877
Non Residents $35,704 $36,874 $38,083 $39,332

Per Credit Hour and Per Class Prices

We estimate the cost for a class at Kean University as follows based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Kean University versus other colleges.

Cost Per Credit Hour Cost Per Class (3 credit hr) Cost Per Class (4 credit hr)
New Jersey Residents $302 $906 $1,208
Out of State Residents $513 $1,539 $2,052

Tuition Payments

Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=185262 IPEDS survey data for Kean University.

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