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In-State Tuition Discount
for Graduate Programs


Have a bachelor's degree from an Ohio institution?
Say 'hello' to in-state tuition at Kent State!



Details and Eligibility

Paying for grad school just got easier!

Kent State University is now offering in-state tuition for master’s and doctoral* degree programs to anyone who has earned a bachelor’s degree from an Ohio institution.

All domestic master’s and doctoral* students are now eligible to receive in-state tuition. This tuition discount even includes Kent State’s online programs!

*Please note that the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine is not included in this offer.

Pro TIp: Make sure to check out your program of interest’s application requirements.

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Yes! Congratulations, you now qualify for in-state tuition!

Currently, the in-state tuition discount will be automatically applied to students who meet the requirements and are admitted to a master’s or doctoral program indefinitely. The discount lasts for the duration of your selected academic program.

Unfortunately, no. The in-state tuition discount only applies to new, incoming students for the Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.

This discount will be applied automatically when we receive your official bachelor’s degree conferral transcript from an Ohio institution. No application is needed.

No. Only those who have earned a bachelor's degree from an Ohio college or university will qualify for in-state tuition for Kent State University's graduate programs.

No, this offer only applies to domestic students. If you are a U.S. citizen, refugee or asylee then you are a domestic student.

Yes. The in-state tuition discount does not apply to the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Certificate, license, endorsement and other non-degree programs are also not eligible for in-state tuition. This offer is only available for master’s and doctoral degree programs.


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