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Affordability

By combining a quality education with an affordable price, Pittsburg State offers an exceptional value among colleges and universities in the region and beyond.

Smiling students

When compared to other colleges in the region-public and private-we stand out as a very affordable choice, with tuition costs among the lowest you'll find. And this holds true for out-of-state students as well as for students from Kansas.

Add extra credits at no extra cost during fall and spring semesters

Unlike many other schools, at Pitt State you pay a flat tuition amount for 10 credit hours or more, which lets you add extra credit hours to your course load during the fall and spring semesters without incurring any additional per-credit-hour cost. Whether you're taking 10 credit hours a semester or 18 credit hours, your cost is the same. And at Pitt State, student fees-such as your Gorilla ID card, event tickets, student health care access, and parking-are included in tuition costs.

Generous financial aid

Keeping tuition costs down is just one of the ways we make Pitt State affordable for a wide range of families. We also have a generous program of need-based and merit financial aid. More than 80 percent of students receive some form of financial aid, and the average aid package exceeds $7,000 a year.

Don't live in Kansas? You still may qualify for in-state tuition.

  • The Gorilla Advantage offers in-state tuition to students from 14 counties in Missouri, 8 counties in Oklahoma and 2 counties in Arkansas.
  • Through the Midwest Student Exchange Program, students from Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin pay only 1-1/2 times the in-state tuition rate.
  • The Pitt State Legacy program provides out-of-state students who have a parent or grandparent who graduated from PSU the opportunity to pay 150% of in-state tuition.
  • Residents of Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas may qualify for the tuition discount program called Gorilla Edge. Student who qualify for Gorilla Edge save over $7,500 compared to out of state rates.