Our tuition rate is significantly more affordable compared to the four-year public and private schools. Thus, there is added economic value in beginning your education at Bluegrass. Students can complete general education requirements and transfer to a four-year public or private school, earn a credential such as an associate degree and transfer on to a four-year public or private school, or earn a credential in a high-wage, high-demand field and enter the workforce.
Contiguous counties are those that border the state of Kentucky*
Students in these Indiana counties pay in-state rates: Dearborn, Franklin, Jefferson, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland
Students in these Ohio counties pay in-state rates: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren (students in the Associate Degree Nursing program are excluded and must pay contiguous or out-of-state rate)
Figure for residential student is for eligible students living in UK traditional resident halls and includes required UK student fees ($549) and required UK minimum dining plan ($1,300). Figure for commuter student is average apartment rate in Lexington, KY near the Cooper Campus for the months of September through December.*
Parking fee is for Cooper Campus only. All other campus locations offer free parking.**
Figure for books indicates average estimate per semester.***
Please note: UK Housing is not guaranteed and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tuition payments may be sponsored by a third party, such as your employer, military, or state and federal agencies. For more information on types of third party and submitting authorization for tuition payment, please visit Third Party Billing.
Tuition waivers are available for Donovan Scholars, foster and adopted children, and dependents of diseased or disabled Kentucky law enforcement officer or firefighter. For more information on waiver eligibility and to submit a tuition waiver, please visit Waivers.