Undergraduate Costs to Attend


Kettering University was one of the country’s first private universities to commit to a fixed-rate tuition guarantee. Fixed-rate tuition means you’ll pay the same for your last senior seminar as you do for your first freshman lecture. That’s just the first in a substantial list of “smart money” considerations that make Kettering an exceptional value.

Plus as early as your first year, you will alternate between terms of on-campus study and full-time paid co-op work terms. That means a regular paycheck while you are still in school.

When you factor in the availability of generous scholarships and financial aid, co-op earnings, and your future earning potential as a Kettering graduate, a Kettering University education is one of the best values in the country. 

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20-year return on investment

On average, Kettering University graduates see a 20-year return on investment of $766,000, according to PayScale.com’s 2019 College ROI Report. 

2021-2022 Undergraduate Tuition



Full-time, 15-22 credit hours, per term  
Entering Class 2021 -22 $22,190
Part-time, less than 15 credit hours, or Overload, in excess of 22 credits hours, per credit hour  
Entering Class 2021-22 $1,480

Room & Board

Room Rate  
Entering Class 2021-22, per term $2,550
Board Rate  
Meal plan, per term $1,650

The table shows the tuition and fees in effect at Kettering University during the 2021-22 school year, which runs from July 2021 through June 2022. To view rates in effect during the 2020-21 school year, see the respective catalogs - Undergraduate or Graduate.

Calculating costs

Your cost of attendance is made up of two different types of costs: direct and indirect.

  • Direct costs are items that will appear on your University bill, such as tuition and room & board (if you live on campus).
  • Indirect costs will not appear on your bill, but are estimated costs associated with going to college and should be included in your budget. These include items like books, transportation and personal expenses.

Use the Kettering Net Price Calculator to estimate your costs. The calculator is based on 2020-2021 information. It is subject to change for the 2021-2022 academic year.

3 of 4 students receive aid

While students and their families shoulder the primary responsibility for financing an education, we understand that many students need assistance.

Fixed Rate Tuition

Taking the guess work out of college costs

Kettering University offers a fixed-tuition guarantee for all undergraduate students, the first Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) university in Michigan and one of only a handful in the nation to offer the cost-saving guarantee. Kettering has also eliminated all academically related fees in its all-inclusive tuition package.

In taking this step, Kettering joins a very small and prestigious group of forward thinking colleges and universities that are intentionally helping families better plan and prepare for college expenses. "Fixing" tuition takes away the guesswork involved in college costs.

The Kettering fixed-tuition plan means that college costs for the entire program are predictable, instead of getting a year-by-year peek at the increasing costs of higher education. 

If you have any questions concerning Fixed Rate Tuition with No Fees, please contact Admissions at (810) 762-7865 or email admissions@kettering.edu

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