Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Undergraduate

An education is the key that can open many doors throughout your career. The costs you incur now will be returned to you many times over time.

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Your undergraduate tuition at A-State is based on a variety of factors including where you live, how many hours you are enrolled in, and which college houses your selected major. In addition to your tuition costs, students pay fees to support campus facilities, equipment, and programs.

Calculating Your Tuition

To calculate your tuition, multiply the tuition per credit hour rate and the required hourly fees by the number of hours you are taking for a given semester. If you meet any of the required term fee or additional fees criteria, add them to your total number.

Course Fees

Please note that your tuition could vary based on fees associated with specific courses. These course fees can range from $5.00 - $255.00 per course.

Identity Compliance Fee

An Identity Compliance Fee of $10.00 per credit hour will be applied to all online courses excluding High School Concurrent courses and those offered in the Online MBA Program.

Waivers

A-State grants in-state tuition to students who qualify.

See if you qualify for a waiver >>

For a detailed list of our tuition and fee information, review the tables below.


  • Arkansas State University

    Tuition Per Credit Hour

     
    Undergraduate
    In-State
    $218.00
    Out-of-State
    $450.00

    College Support Assessment Fee Per Credit Hour

    Additional cost per credit hour for non-general education courses.
     
    Undergraduate
    College of Business
    $24.00
    College of Engineering & Computer Science
    $24.00
    College of Nursing & Health Professions
    $24.00
    College of Sciences & Mathematics
    $24.00

    Required Hourly Fees Per Credit Hour

     
    Undergraduate
    Access and Security Fee
    $4.00
    Athletic Fee
    $19.00
    Academic Excellence Fee
    $10.00
    Facilities Fee
    $4.00
    Deferred Maintenance Fee
    $3.00
    Technology Fee
    $10.00
    Infrastructure Fee
    $4.00
    Library Fee
    $6.00
    Student Recreation Fee
    $7.00
    Student Union Fee
    $10.00
    Total Per Credit Hour:
    $77.00

    Required Term Fees

     
    Undergraduate
    Arkansas Assessment Fee
    $5.00
    Student Activity Fee (3 or more hours)
    $20.00
    Total Per Term:
    $25.00
    The student activity is only charged in Fall & Spring terms.

    Additional Fees

     
    Undergraduate
    Application Fee
    $30.00
    Clemency Fee
    $15.00
    FYE / Making Connections Courses (per credit hour)
    $10.00
    Graduation Fee
    $60.00
    High School Concurrent Enrollment (per credit hour)
    $40.00
    Honors Fee (only charged in Fall & Spring)
    $50.00
    Identity Compliance Fee (per credit hour, online courses)
    $10.00
    Replacement Diploma Fee
    $15.00
    Academic Probation & Suspension Fee
    $50.00
    The fees listed above are only assessed if applicable.
  • Off-Campus Degree Centers

    Off-Campus Degree Centers

    Located at ASU-Beebe, ASU-Mountain Home, and ASU Mid-South

    Tuition per Credit Hour
    Undergraduate
    In-State
    $218.00
    Out-of-State
    $450.00
    Required Hourly Fees per Credit Hour
    Degree Center Fee
    $77.00
    Degree Center Host Fee
    $20.00
    Total Per Credit Hour:
    $97.00
    Required Term Fees
    Arkansas Assessment Fee
    $5.00
  • A-State Online Programs

    Tuition Per Credit Hour

     
    Undergraduate
    US Resident
    $218.00
    International
    $240.00

    Required Hourly Fees Per Credit Hour

     
    Undergraduate
    Access and Security Fee
    $4.00
    Academic Excellence Fee
    $10.00
    Identity Compliance Fee
    $10.00
    Technology Fee
    $10.00
    Library Fee
    $6.00
    Total Per Credit Hour:
    $40.00

    Required Term Fees

    Arkansas Assessment Fee
    $5.00
    For a list of A-State Online degrees, click here.
  • Program Specific Tuition & Fees

    Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

     
    Costs
    Total Tuition & Fees
    (paid via $265.00 per credit hour)
    $18,020.00
    Arkansas Assessment Fee
    $5.00 per term
    Additional Estimated Costs
    Books
    $1,000.00
    Uniforms
    $60.00
    Malpractice Insurance
    $30.00
    Licenses Expense
    $330.00
    Assessment Tests
    $99.00
    Required Admission Background Check
    $100.00
    ATI Capstone and Virtual Review Course
    $555.00
     

    Certificate of Proficiency in Basic EMT (Non-Credit)

     
    Costs
    Total Program Cost
    $1,500.00
    Arkansas Assessment Fee
    $5.00 per term

    Technical Certification in Paramedic (Non-Credit)

     
    Costs
    Program Cost per Semester (3 semesters required)
    $1,500.00
    Arkansas Assessment Fee
    $5.00 per term

    Occupational Therapy Assistant

     
    Costs
    In-State Tuition (per credit hour)
    $218.00
    Out-of-State Tuition ( per credit hour)
    $450.00
    Required Hourly Fees
    Academic Excellence Fee
    $10.00
    Access and Security Fee
    $4.00
    Athletic Fee
    $19.00
    Facilities Fee
    $4.00
    Technology Fee
    $10.00
    Infrastructure Fee
    $4.00
    Library Fee
    $6.00
    Student Recreation Fee
    $7.00
    Student Union Fee
    $10.00
    Deferred Maintenance Fee
    $3.00
    Total Per Credit Hour:
    $144.00
    Required Term Fees
    Arkansas Assessment Fee
    $5.00
    Student Activity Fee (3 or more hours)
    $20.00
    Total Per Term:
    $25.00
    The student activity is only charged in Fall & Spring terms.
    Additional Fees (only assessed when applicable)
    Clemency Fee
    $15.00
    Graduation Fee 
    $60.00
    Estimated Additional Expenses
    Application Fee
    $30.00
    E-Value EMS
    $225.00
    Background Check
    $100.00
    Books
    $2,500.00
    NBCOT Exam Prep Seminar by TherapyEd
    $230.00
    NBCOT Exam
    $555.00
    Fieldwork shirts and name tag
    $60.00
    AOTA Student Membership (Annual)
    $75.00
    AROTA Student Membership (Annual)
    $20.00
    SOTA dues (annual)
    $20.00
    Liability Insurance (Annual)
    $50.00
    BLS Course (Annual)
    $75.00
    CPR (Annual)
    $35.00
    Physical Exam/TB Skin Test (If needed by fieldwork site)
    $25.00
    TB Mask Fitting (Annual)
    $20.00
    Composite class photograph
    $75.00
    Lab Supplies
    12 inch clear plastic goniometer
    $7 - 10
    6 inch clear plastic goniometer
     $5 - 7
    Cotton gait belt with clasp
    $8 - 10
    60 inch retractable pocket tape measure
    $6 - 10
    Vaccinations

    MMR (Must submit with graduate program application.  Student should already have these vaccinations.  Available at the Craighead County Health Department.)

    Call health dept. for $

    TDAP (Needed every 10 years.  May or may not be an expense depending on when student received last vaccination.  Available at the Craighead County Health Department.)

    Call health dept. for $

    Hepatitis B [3 dose series] (Must have prior to entering program.  May not be an expense if student has already had the series.  Available at the Craighead County Health Department.)

    Call health dept. for $
    Total Expenses
    Total Estimated Program Expenses
    $15,000.00
    * U.S. Residents with a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 may receive in-state tuition rates. The total estimated program expense is based on in-state tuition rates. Living expenses while on clinical education are not included in the program expenses.
    Health Insurance

    The University offers each student the opportunity to purchase an accident and hospitalization insurance policy as part of a group consisting of A-State students and students enrolled in other universities across the state. Membership in the group is voluntary. Application forms are available on this website. Health insurance is required during fieldwork educational experiences.

    Fieldwork Education

    You are responsible for living expenses, transportation, and tuition while on all fieldwork education experiences. Additional information will be provided by the Academic Fieldwork Coordinator.

    Room & Board
    $2,400 - $3,660
    Meal Plan Options
    5 Day + $400 Flex
    7 Day + $300 Flex
    7 Day + $450 Flex
    115 block meals + $700 (2nd year & above or 30+ Hrs)
    150 block meals + $500 Flex (2nd year & above or 30+ Hrs)
    All Flex (3rd year & above or 60+ Hrs)
     
    $1,970.00
    $1,950.00
    $2,050.00
    $1,610.00
    $1,655.00
    $1,490.00

What are these fees?

Mandatory fee designation/separation is required to increase transparency to students and their families regarding how funds are allocated and spent.  Rather than simply lumping charges into a general tuition category, this system was devised to provide information regarding the costs necessary to operate a comprehensive research, teaching, and residential university.


View the fee breakdown >>