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NKU Freezes Tuition Costs for Fall, Spring Semesters

Northern Kentucky University announced Tuesday that it is freezing its tuition costs for the next fall and spring semesters in 2020 and 2021.

NKU’s undergraduate in-state tuition is $413 per credit hour, totaling $9,912 annually for full-time students.

“There is so much uncertainty right now due to COVID-19, and freezing the tuition rate is one way we can provide stability for our students,” said President Ashish Vaidya. “In recognizing the impact on our students, we believe freezing the tuition shows our commitment to both our students and the region.”

The university is also holding parking fees at their same levels.

“We want to assure the community that we are working through all the scenarios and being thoughtful and deliberative in our approach. We know there has been a major impact to everyone’s financial situation,” said Vaidya. “We may not have all the answers at this time, but we are being transparent on what we do know.  Putting the students first, keeping them safe and assisting them through this difficult financial environment during the COVID-19 crisis is our number one priority.”

NKU moved to virtual operations and instructions on March 26 for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester and summer session. The university is processing over $3 million in refunds/credits for parking, housing, and dining fees for the Spring 2020 semester. The university has also established a Student Emergency Fund, which has assisted 199 students since the COVID-19 outbreak. 

NKU is beginning to review the scenarios for the fall 2020 semester, a news release said.

-Staff report