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Application Fee Waived Through November 30, 2018

Northern Kentucky University (NKU) announced a tuition discount to new students from 12 states and 12 countries.

Details of the Tuition Discount

What is EDGE?

The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) has been replaced with EDGE, short for Educational Discount to Graduate and Excel, a new program beginning in the fall of 2019!  New first-time, full-time freshman entering NKU in the fall of 2019 will pay $10,000* annual tuition, which is more than $9,000 off annual out-of-state tuition costs.  EDGE offers a tuition discount to recognize academic excellence of students from 12 states and 12 countries out-side of Kentucky.  Students must have a high school GPA of 2.5 unweighted or greater to qualify for $10,000 annual tuition ($5,000 fall and $5,000 spring).

NKU is committed to offering an affordable college education tuitionhousing rates and meal plans and this program will allow high school students to enroll at NKU for less than many in-state colleges/universities.

Students from 12 States

  • Ohio
  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • Maryland

Students from 12 Countries

  • Nepal
  • Vietnam
  • Ivory Coast
  • Senegal
  • Ethiopia
  • Nigeria
  • India
  • Mexico
  • Canada
  • China
  • Korea
  • Japan

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must maintain full-time consecutive enrollment and be in good academic standing to continue receiving this tuition benefit.
  • All students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and are eligible for departmental and foundation scholarships offered by NKU.
  • State-to-state full tuition agreements supersede EDGE award.
  • This program is not available for students enrolled in fully online academic programs.


*Excluding fees. All tuition awards are subject to change annually.

If you have any questions regarding the announcement, please contact NKU’s Office of Admissions at (859) 572-5220 or (800) 637-9948.