How Much of Ball State's Tuition Will the G.I. Bill® Cover?
How much will you pay to attend Ball State University? Below you can review how much of your expenses at Ball State the GI Bill® will cover.
Do I Really Need to do Research About the G.I. Bill®?
Did you know that G.I. Bill® funding has a cap? Below you'll find out if the entire cost of attendance at Ball State is covered. This data varies for each school so be sure to check out G.I. Bill® information for each school you're interested in!
Veterans Typically Attend Ball State University for no More Than $4,000
If you qualify for full benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® we estimate that your yearly out of pocket cost to attend Ball State University should not be more than $4,000.
|Veteran Sticker Price||$25,000|
|Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits||$21,000|
|Total Out Of Pocket||$4,000|
Public College Tuition Fully Covered by GI Bill® Benefits
If you live in Indiana and you qualify for full benefits, your tuition and fees will be covered by your Post-9/11 benefits. If you live outside of Indiana and it has been less than three years since your discharge Ball State University will consider you an in-state student anyways and you will be fully covered.
|Veteran Tuition And Fees||$10,144|
|Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*||$10,144|
|Total In Your Pocket||-$0|
|*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.|
Yellow Ribbon Program Participant But With Limitations
If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award. While Ball State University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, it places some limitations on the awards it grants, so your participation in this program is not guaranteed.
Ball State University awarded a total of $51,309 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 29 veterans for an average award of $1,769 ($3,539 after government matching).
The following table may show you how likely you are to have outstanding tuition costs covered by the Yellow Ribbon Program at Ball State University. Remember, contributions from the college will be matched by the VA.
|Degree Level||Division or School||Max Number of Students||Max Contribution (after matching)||Tuition After Max Contribution|
Questions to Ask the Admissions Department
- Which programs and majors (if any) participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and how do I apply?
Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap
With a per credit charge for in-state students of $314, Ball State University falls above the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel.
|Below Cap for State Residents?||$314 per credit|
|Below Cap for Non Residents (Out of State)?||$1,051 per credit|
Your Living Expenses May Not Be Fully Covered
After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what Ball State University thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential shortfall of $3,650. It is possible that your actual living expenses will be covered if you live more frugally than what the college expects.
|Off Campus Living Expenses||$13,506|
|Total Out Of Pocket||$3,650|
Your Books and Supplies are Not Fully Covered
Your book stipend of $1000 will not cover what Ball State University estimates your expenses to be ($1,350).
|Total Out Of Pocket||$350|