Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees

At KCU, we strive to keep costs affordable and continue to provide you with private Christian education at a much lower cost than the average private institution.

One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to assume that you can not afford to attend a school because of the price tag alone!

Kentucky Christian University IS an affordable option for you. Every student who meets catalog requirements receives financial gift assistance from KCU averaging $10,297 per student.

See some examples of Institutional Scholarships

The average financial aid package at KCU is $22,038 in assistance.


2022-2023 Tuition Cost

  Resident Cost
(BEFORE Financial Aid)
Commuter Cost
(BEFORE Financial Aid)
Tuition $23,100
based on block tuition
(12-18 hours per semester); credit hour rate outside block range $690 per credit hour
based on block tuition
(12-18 hours per semester); credit hour rate outside block range $690 per credit hour
Room & Board $8980
Fees $600 $600
Books $1400 $1400
TOTAL (before Financial Aid)                                                                               $34,080 $25,100
Average financial aid package $22,038 $22,038
Average out of pocket costs
(Before Parent PLUS)
$12,042 $3062


Your Enrollment Counselor is prepared to help you and your family work through the financial aid process. Please feel free to call us at 1-800-522-3181 to set up a time to visit campus and discover the financial aid opportunities that await you.

2022-2023 Student Fee Schedule

Kentucky Christian University makes every effort to keep the cost to students at a minimum in order to provide a Christian college education to all who desire it. To accomplish this aim, the Board of Trustees has approved a moderate tuition fee which does not cover the entire cost of instruction. The remainder of the cost (approximately $5,000 per student per year) is realized through the contributions of Christian people giving as congregations and as individuals. Students are expected to respect and honor the generosity of KCU contributors by evidencing a serious intent in their preparation by promptly meeting their own financial obligations.

Basic Fees

The cost of education at Kentucky Christian University is $690 per semester credit hour. Audited courses are $345 per semester hour.*Does not take into account block tuition (12-18 hours per semester); credit hour rate outside block range $690 per credit hour.
per credit hour
This is an approximate cost. The actual cost being determined by the courses taken and the availability of used texts. Books, as well as supplies and personal items, are available at the KCU Bookstore.
per semester
Room and Board
The room portion of the fee is based on at least double occupancy. Private rooms may be available. Contact the Director of Student Services for further details. The board portion of the fee is based on full use of the Cafeteria by every student living in the University’s dormitory facilities. The Unlimited Access Continuous Service Meal Plan is available Monday through Friday at the times noted below. Weekdays: Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 pm Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Weekends: Saturday Brunch: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Saturday Dinner: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sunday Brunch: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sunday Dinner: 7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

*A commuter plan is available for meals only and can be purchased from the Business Office.

Continuous service meal plan
per semester
Dormitory Housing Deposit
Upon acceptance, this deposit is due and payable by resident students.
Married Student Housing
Monthly rent includes water and sewer services. All other utilities and services are paid by occupants.

Classroom Fees (on a per semester basis)

Private Music Lessons
(Voice, Piano, Instrument)
($150 Lesson Fee + $85 Practice Room Fee)
Special Music Student Fee
For those students taking special longer private music classes.
Nursing Assessment & Program Fee $730
per semester
Science Lab (Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry) $175
Student Teaching $595
Unscheduled Fees
Various fees will be assessed for field trips and other miscellaneous academic services. Students will be notified of such fees upon registration.

Miscellaneous Fees (on a per semester basis)

First Time Student Fee
One-time fee for incoming Freshmen and transfer students on campus.
Foundations for Success
One-time fee for on campus Freshmen.
International Student Fee $30
General Students Services Fee $300
Transcripts $5
First-Time Online Student Service Fee $150

Well Equipped

“I look back at my four years at Kentucky Christian University often and fondly. The classes were relevant, the professors were genuine, and the campus was focused on the schools mission: Christ, Character, Career. I was well equipped to minister to and lead worship in the hundreds of congregations we visit each year as the band “64 to Grayson”. If I went back and was faced with the choice to go to KCU again, I would do it in a heartbeat.”

Zack Shelton, Class of 2013

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