No Tuition Increase for Undergraduate Students

Two Kettering University students working on machinery.

For the second year in a row, Kettering University will not raise tuition, room and board rates for incoming undergraduate students for the 2021-2022 academic year.

This continues Kettering’s commitment to providing stability and transparency in costs as well as accessibility as part of its fixed-tuition guarantee, which ensures undergraduate students pay the same amount for their all-inclusive tuition package from the moment they enter as a freshman to when they graduate. It was the first Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) university in Michigan and one of only a handful in the country to commit to this cost-saving measure for students in 2012. 

“As a result of COVID-19, students and their families have faced many challenges and uncertainties,” said Kettering University President Dr. Robert K. McMahan. “An increase in tuition for the entering class should not be one of them. By locking our tuition for our incoming undergraduate students once again, we hope to provide that certainty at Kettering, where they will receive a high-quality, valuable educational experience with outcomes that are second-to-none.”  

Since July 2020, Kettering has successfully offered classes jointly on campus and online with strict safety protocols, testing procedures and virtual options for students and employees.

Services and resources to help students financially during the past year include the Kettering University Student Emergency Relief Fund which provides emergency assistance to undergraduate and graduate students experiencing hardship or have technology needs in support of virtual learning. 

More than 75 students have also received additional scholarship money and support from alumni and donors who contributed to the Keep Me Kettering Emergency Fund