Tuition and Fees
Get the information you need to calculate your costs. K-State classes are offered as face-to-face, a hybrid/blended combination of face-to-face and online, and 100% online. In order to plan your budget for tuition, please review your class schedule in KSIS to identify the instruction mode your courses will be taught in and apply the appropriate rates accordingly.
Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Rates
Choose your learning modality (and campus where applicable) below to view tuition/fee information specific to your enrollment plans. You may also view the University-wide Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Comprehensive Fee Schedule (pdf) for complete details, which includes rates specific to cohort-based programs and specialty programs.
View the Polytechnic Campus tuition and fee rates for classes held in-person or as blended/hybrid combination of in-person and online.
|Rating||Estimated Flight Cost|
|*Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)||$6,410*|
|*Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFI-Inst.)||$2,221*|
|*Certified Flight Instructor Multi-Engine (CFI-ME)||$8,308*|
*These ratings are not required to complete your bachelor's degree.
Flight training is required of all students in the flight program. The first flight exam for private, instrument and commercial is included in costs. If retraining and additional exams are needed, students will incur a fee of $100 for each flight exam for private, instrument or commercial. On average, students incur the above flight costs to attain ratings. However, an individual student's total costs will vary with their actual flight hours and aircraft flown. Click here for more information on the Professional Pilot program, or click 'Rate Details' below to view the individual rates from which this estimate is calculated.
Approximate flight costs by rating are based on the following rates.
|Aircraft (per hour)|
|Beechcraft BE-58 Baron||$463||$508|
|Beechcraft F-33A Bonanza||$286||$331|
|Cessna 172 R/N Skyhawk||$168||$213|
|Cessna 172 R/S Skyhawk Glass Cockpit||$168||$213|
|Tail Wheel Aircraft||$183||$228|
|Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATD) (per hour)|
|CRJ-700 Advanced Aviation Training Device||$244||$286|
|Redbird, Mentor and Frasca (Single and Multi-Engine)||$47||$92|
|One-on-One Ground Instruction (per hour)||$45|
|No Show for Scheduled Flight or Ground School (per hour)||$45|
|Fuel Surcharge (may be assessed when fuel costs exceed projected rate)||varies|
|Exams (per exam)|
|Final progress check||$259|
|FAA Computer-Based Exam||$155|
|FCC Computer-Based Exam (up to 3 can be taken per day at a 50% reduced rate for 2nd and 3rd exams)||$60|
|No Show for Scheduled Examination||$30|
|Introductory Discovery Flight (approximately 25 minutes) (per flight)||$99|
The Course Fees listed here are charged to KSIS when enrolled in the following on-campus courses. For online and off-campus courses, Course Fees are listed in the Global Campus Class Search.
|PPIL 113||Software||$113||+$160 testing fee to be paid at time of test|
|PPIL 114||Software||$90||+$160 testing fee to be paid at time of test|
|PPIL 212||Software||$147||+$160 testing fee to be paid at time of test|
|PPIL 219||Lab||$2,575||8 hours of flight instruction included|
|UAS 115||Lab||$387||7 hours dual flight instruction included*|
|UAS 314||Lab||$305||5 hours dual flight instruction included*|
|UAS 357||Lab||$819||10 hours dual flight instruction included*|
|UAS 367||Lab||$1,488||10 hours dual flight instruction included*|
|UAS 470||Lab||$1,144||10 hours dual flight instruction included*|
|UAS 471||Lab||$896||Identified as AVT 389 for Fall 2020|
*Students utilizing more than the included dual flight instruction will be charged $18 per additional hour.
Courses enrolled through Professional Education & Outreach that are taught on the Polytechnic Campus are assessed at on-campus Tuition & Privilege Fee rates plus the following administration fee.
|Professional Education & Outreach (per credit hour)||Fee|
Contracts are written for one-year terms that are split into two semester billings according to the following schedule. Students may lock in their starting Housing & Dining rates for a maximum of five years if fall contracts are turned in no later than May 1 at midnight each year.
|Fall or Spring (per semester)||14 Meals/Week||19 Meals/Week||5 Meals/Week|
|Double Occupancy Room||$3,557||$3,803||n/a|
|Single Occupancy Room||$5,620||$5,866||n/a|
|Off-Campus Student Meal-Only Plan||n/a||n/a||$449|
To live on-campus, students reserve a space by applying for housing, after which a contract will be issued. The following nonrefundable fees are charged at the time of submitting each application and contract document. Click 'Annual Contract & Summer Rates' below to view annualized contract and summer Housing & Dining rates.
Annual Contract & Summer Rates
Contracts are written for one-year terms that are split into two semester billings. The sum of both semester billings plus the application fee and contract fee are totaled below.
|Fall '20 & Spring '21 (per contract)||Weekly Meal Plan, Application Fee & Contract Fee|
|14 Meals||19 Meals|
|Double Occupancy Room||$7,224||$7,716|
|Single Occupancy Room||$11,350||$11,842|
During the summer semester, students may purchase Housing & Dining plans on a daily or weekly basis according to the following schedule.
|Summer '20 (per semester)||10 Meals||15 Meals|
|Per Day||Per Week||Per Day||Per Week|
|Double Occupancy Room||$39||$244||$44||$271|
|Single Occupancy Room||$64||$419||$69||$446|
Most classes require books or other materials, such as flight uniforms, online subscriptions, etc. Students make these purchases on their own, so these items are not be billed through KSIS. The K-State Campus Store conveniently offers many of these materials; however, students are free to choose any retailer so costs will vary for each individual. Please refer to your classes' syllabi for information on these requirements.