Academic Catalog

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees


The current tuition, room, board 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  (approximately one month prior to the start of the term).  All invoiced amounts are due by the beginning of each academic term and all financial aid arrangements must be made by the end of the first day of classes.

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.

A $300 late fee will be assessed to accounts which have not been paid in full by 4:00 p.m. fourth week Friday of each academic term. Financial aid is available for students with a demonstrated need; sources of aid are discussed in the Financial Aid section of this catalog. 

When registered for courses, students acknowledge enrollment in the courses selected and authorize Kettering University to bill for any related tuition and fees.  To avoid any penalties, payment is due no later than 4th week Friday of each academic term.  A financial hold and a $300 late fee will be assessed on any account not paid in full which prohibits future course registration and/or cancellation and will result in grades and transcripts being withheld.


For purposes of determining financial aid, a full academic load at Kettering University is considered to be 15 credit hours. 

The following provides you with a listing of tuition and other rates which will be in effect at Kettering University during the 2023-24 school year, which runs from July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024:

Tuition Rates

Full-time, 15-22 credit hours, per term

Entering Class 2023-24 $23,190
Returning Students 2022-23 $22,190
Returning Students 2021-22 $22,190
Returning Students 2020-21 $22,190
Returning Students 2019-20 $22,190
Returning Students 2018-19 $21,745

Part-time, less than 15 credit hours, or overload in excess of 22 credit hours, per credit hour

Entering Class 2023-24 $1,546
Returning Students 2022-23 $1,480
Returning Students 2021-22 $1,480
Returning Students 2020-21 $1,480
Returning Students 2019-20 $1,480
Returning Students 2018-19 $1,450

Room and Board

Room Rate Entering Class 2023-24, per term $2,750
Room Rate Returning Students 2022-23 and prior, per term $2,200
Board Rate (meal plan), per term $2,000

Business Related

Exchange Student Enrollment Fee, per term $250
NSF ACH/Check Processing Fee $25
Student ID Card Replacement Fee $10
Student Health Insurance, per year1 $1,287
Late Payment Fee $300
Enrollment Deposit2 $300

The University requires students to submit proof of health insurance each academic year, or to purchase Kettering’s Student Health Insurance Plan.


Enrollment Deposit is non-refundable after May 1.

Refund Rates

Tuition, Room, and Board

The following refund rates apply to students who separate from Kettering University before the end of an academic term.  These rates also apply to those taking individual courses when dropping classes reduces total credit hours to part-time status (fewer than 15 credit hours), or from overload to full-time status (15-22 credit hours).

First Week 100%
Second Week 75%
Third Week 50%
Fourth Week 25%
Fifth Week 0%

Refund rates are calculated through Sunday of each week.

Any questions related to the tuition and fees can 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.