University of Kentucky

UK Housing Costs

How Do UK'S Housing Costs Compare to Other Colleges?

There are more expenses associated with going to college in addition to tuition fees. Find out below just how much you will end up spending to go to UK .

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UK Housing and Meal Plan Costs

In 2020, UK students spent $8,930 for housing and $4,280 for the dining plan.

The next table outlines expected costs at University of Kentucky both for on-campus and off-campus housing, dining as well as other charges.

Expense On Campus Off Campus
Room and Board $13,588 $13,588
— Housing       $8,930
— Meals       $4,280
Other Living Expenses $4,474 $4,474
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000
Total $19,062 $19,062

Will You Spend Four Years in the Dorms? Expected Cost is $82,047

There has been an average 1.9% price adjustment annually for the last five years in UK room & board costs, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If existing trends in room, board, and other expenses carry on, we predict incoming freshman students in 2021 to pay about $19,616 for their first year of college. Those individuals will likely end up paying around $20,195 in their second year, and $21,434 in their 4th year.

Over the complete degree (assuming you graduate on-time) the sum will come to close to $82,047 for a four-year stay or $39,812 for two years.


* estimated

More Details on Campus Living Arrangements

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether UK does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Question Answer
Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus? No
On-Campus Housing Capacity 8,103

Room & Board Costs Higher Than Average

Students at UK pay $19,062 to stay on campus, while the average student nationwide will pay just $14,951.


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