Academic Catalog

Tuition and Fees


The current tuition and business related fees are listed below. The Student Accounts Office will send an email notification to your Kettering email when your tuition bill is ready to view via KU.ePay in Banner Self Service.  

KU.ePay is the university’s online billing and payment service, which provides our students the ability to view and pay their student account bill online, 24 hours/day, seven days a week. Students may authorize others to access their KU.ePay account and make payments on their behalf.

With KU.ePay, students and authorized users are able to:

  • Review their student account activity.
  • View and print billing statements.
  • Make payment on their student account, including a single payment or sign up for a payment plan.
  • View and print form 1098-T.

Payments may be made via an ACH transaction from a bank account or credit card. International payments may be made through KU.ePay, and will be processed as a bank wire. Please visit KU.ePay for more information. Payment in the form of a check, money order, or cashier’s check may be sent directly to the Student Accounts Office.

 Any account not paid in full by the first day of class is subject to a $40 late fee and a financial hold.  

Tuition for the 2023-24 Academic Year

On Campus Graduate Tuition (per credit hour) $998

Business Related Fees

NSF ACH/Check Processing Fee $25
Graduate Late Payment Fee $40
Graduate Transfer or Credit Posting Fee (per credit hour) $5
Graduate Graduation Fee $160
Graduate Enrollment Deposit $300

When registered for courses, students acknowledge enrollment in the course(s) and authorizes Kettering University to bill for any related tuition and fees. Payment is due by the first day of class.  A financial hold and late fee will be assessed on the account for those students who have not paid their tuition or submitted an employee tuition assistance voucher from their employer--this 'hold' prohibits future course registrations and may cause course cancellations and will result in grades and transcripts being withheld.

Employer Assistance

Many employers provide financial assistance for graduate study. Programs differ, so interested students should contact the appropriate office at their place of employment. Depending on company policy, Kettering University may be able to bill the employer directly for tuition. Students whose tuition is to be billed to their employers must submit complete and proper authorization from the employer to Kettering University Student Accounts Office via fax 810-762-9603 or email Students should apply for their employer tuition assistance as soon as possible – since costs and course offerings are known in advance. Any portion of tuition that will not be paid by the employer must be paid by the student. Kettering University will hold the student responsible for payments not received from the employer.

Tuition Refund Policy for On Campus Programs

Course withdrawals and associated refunds are initiated by completing a Graduate Program Course Withdrawal Form and submitting it the Office of the Registrar for processing.  The date the form is received in the Office of the Registrar determines the refund amount.  Students are personally responsible for submitting the forms and verifying their receipt by the University.  Refunds are made to the payer of the tuition.  Click here for a calendar of specific refund dates for each term.

When a student withdraws from a course, refunds are made on the following schedule:

Week 1 100%
Week 2 75%
Week 3 50%
Week 4 25%
Week 5 0%

NOTE:  Kettering University Online (KUO) has a different Refund Schedule.

Refund rates are calculated through Sunday of each week.

Any questions related to the tuition and fees should be directed to the Student Accounts Office at 800-955-4464 ext. 9552 or

VA Education Benefits

Kettering University will permit any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.

2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility. 

Kettering University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a student borrow additional funds because of the student’s inability to meet their financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided under chapter 31 or 33.