Estimated Cost of Attendance


The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) establishes standard student budgets each year as a basis for awarding financial aid funds. These budgets reflect typical "modest but adequate" expense patterns of Pittsburg State University students based on research conducted by the OSFA. While actual expenses will vary based on your lifestyle and level of enrollment, the estimated costs listed below should assist you in planning your own budget. "Direct" educational expenses include Tuition/Fees, Books and Room/Board. "Indirect" educational expenses include Transportation and Miscellaneous expenses. Please note that actual indirect educational expenses vary by student.

2019-2020 Cost of Attendance Table

Resident and Gorilla Advantage (In-State Tuition Program)

 

 Tuition/Fees*

Books  

Room/Board

Transportation

Miscellaneous

TOTAL 

Dependent, Undergraduate

   On-Campus

7500

1000

7996

1024

2894

20414

   Off-Campus

7500

1000

7515

1652

2894

20561

   With Parents

7500

1000

6386

1652

2894

19432

Independent

   Undergraduate 

7500

1000

7515

1652

2894

20561

   Graduate

8389

1000

7515

1652

3010

21566

 

 Non-Resident

 

 

Tuition/Fees*

Books

Room/Board

Transportation

Miscellaneous

TOTAL

Dependent, Undergraduate

   On-Campus

19139

1000

7996

1024

2894

32053

   Off-Campus

19139

1000

7515

1652

2894

32200

   With Parents

19139

1000

6386

1652

2894

31071

Independent

   Undergraduate

19139

1000

7515

1652

2894

32200

   Graduate

19305

1000

7515

1652

3010

32482

 

*Tuition/Fees

The numbers used are estimated tuition and fees for the academic year. Actual tuition is set by the Kansas Board of Regents each July, and additional fees may be incurred for certain courses. The rates listed above are for a full-time credit hour load, defined by the University as 10 or more credit hours per term for undergraduates, and 9 or more credit hours per term for graduate students.** Undergraduate students who elect fewer than 10 credit hours and graduate students enrolled in fewer than 9 credit hours per term will be charged on a per-credit-hour basis. Current full- and part-time tuition and fees are available from the Registrar's Office.

**PLEASE NOTE: Full-time enrollment requirements for students receiving federal financial aid are defined as 12 or more credit hours per term for undergraduate students, and 9 or more credit hours per term for graduate students.

Books

Costs vary by program, course load and classes selected. You may be able to reduce your costs significantly by purchasing used books, renting, or purchasing ebooks.

 If you qualify, take advantage of the PSU Bookstore Voucher.

 

Room/Board

Housing costs can vary significantly based on the living arrangements you select. The University residence halls offer a variety of room types and meal plans. A detailed schedule of room and board options and their rates are available from the PSU University Housing Office.

Transportation and Miscellaneous

This category represents other miscellaneous student expenses, including transportation, meals not covered under the standard meal contract, communication (cell phone, internet), clothes, personal hygiene, entertainment, etc. It is the most variable and personal component of anyone's budget. Personal spending can make or break a college budget! The most important thing is to set yourself an allowance, keep track of your expenses, and stick to your budget. Keep in mind:

  • If you live off-campus, you may save money by having roommates.
  • The four C's - cars, clothes, credit cards and calls - can bust your budget!