Institutional Cost

The University of Pikeville seeks to provide excellent instruction and pleasant living conditions at a modest expense.

As a private institution of higher education, the University of Pikeville does not receive a fixed amount of state or federal funding. Student tuition covers approximately one-third of the educational cost. Therefore, to support its academic programs, the University accepts funds from foundations, corporations, endowments, alumni, parents and friends of the university. Additionally, the university administers an extensive federal, state and institutional financial aid program.

Students may attend the University of Pikeville despite their financial limitations. In order to do so, however, they are urged to seek financial assistance early from the Office of Student Financial Services. A chart detailing the institutional cost for the 2018-2019 academic year can be found below. These fees are subject to annual revision.

Undergraduate Tuition Per Semester Per Year
Full-time (12-18 hours) $10,400 $20,800
Part-time (per credit hour) $867 $867
Room & Board $3,900 $7,800
Student Activity Fee $75 $150
Books and supplies (estimated) $750 $1,500
Graduate Tuition Per Semester Per Year
Per credit hour $450 $450



Undergraduate Tuition Per Semester Per Year
Full-time (12-18 hours) $10,094 $20,188
Part-time (per credit hour) $841 $841
Room & board $3,750 $7,500
Student Activity Fee $75 $150
Books and supplies (estimated) $1,250 $2,500
Graduate Tuition Per Semester Per Year
Per credit hour $411 $411

The cost of all instructional material, with the exception of books, required supplies and the fees listed below, is included in the tuition charge.

  1. Student Deposit: $50 is required upon initial enrollment. This fee is non-refundable and is credited to the student’s account.
  2. Graduation Fee: A one-time $100 fee is assessed when the student applies for graduation.
  3. Student Teaching Fee: An extra $100 fee is assessed when a student registers to take supervised field experience.
  4. Special Fees (only as applicable):
    • Late registration: $10
    • Transcripts: Fees vary per delivery method. See transcript request for more details.
    • Credit by examination: $100 per course plus $100 for each semester hour granted.
    • Work experience credit: $100 per course plus $100 for each semester hour granted.
    • Returned checks: $20

*All charges are subject to change.

Room and Board

Room rent is assessed at the beginning of each semester. All students in college housing must furnish sheets, pillows, blankets, pillow cases and towels for themselves.

The meal plan covers the actual number of weeks that classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. A meal plan is required of all resident students. The food service is willing and able to accommodate students with special dietary needs as prescribed by their doctors. Consequently, no exemption from the meal plan will be granted unless the University and the student’s physician agree that the food service is incapable of supplying a specific diet. Applications for exemption from the meal plan are available at the Office of Student Services, and should be returned two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Commuter students may also purchase meals in the dining hall.

Financial Responsibilities

All students are personally responsible for payment of financial obligations. Students must, therefore, be familiar with the following policies, since no exception will be made.

An outstanding balance can be paid in three installments by the 15th of the following months: (Fall semester) September, October and November; (Spring semester) February, March and April. A 1.5% service charge on the total unpaid balance will automatically be added to the student’s account each month. To avoid service charges, the full outstanding balance must be paid in full with the first billing of each semester.

If an account is substantially in arrears, a student may be refused permission to continue in classes. Therefore, students are urged to report to the Business Office any inability to comply with a billing or any perceived discrepancies in their account.

Any student who does not have a balance of zero at the end of each semester will not be permitted to register for a new semester or summer term until that balance is paid.

Charges for parking tickets, library fines, unauthorized use of phones or other charges will automatically be added to a student’s account and will become part of what a student owes the University.

No transcript will be issued to a student, nor will one be forwarded to another college, when there is an unpaid balance.

A student will not be allowed to participate in commencement or receive a diploma if an outstanding balance exists.

The University of Pikeville has partnered with the National Endowment for Financial Education to provide our students with access to CashCourse. This program provides our students access to free online tools and tutorials on the basics of their financial well being. You can access UPIKE’s CashCourse website at

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