Fort Hays State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Hays, KS

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How much is the FHSU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, FHSU's tuition & fees is $5,633 for Kansas residents and $16,811 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $19,818 for Kansas residents and $30,996 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

FHSU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Kansas Residents Tuition & Fees$5,633
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$16,811
Books & Supplies Costs$1,000
On-campus Room & Board$8,481
On-campus Expenses$4,704
Off-campus Room & Board$8,481
Off-campus Expenses$4,704
2023-2024 Estimates
Kansas Residents Tuition & Fees$5,844
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$17,808

How Much Does it Cost to Go to FHSU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $77,821 at FHSU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $133,170. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $109,251.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$17,808$31,249$25,775
Sophomore (2024-25)$18,864$32,565$26,767
Junior (2025-26)$19,982$33,950$27,808
Senior (2026-27)$21,167$35,406$28,900
4 Years Total$77,821$133,170$109,251
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$18,864$32,565$26,767
Sophomore (2025-26)$19,982$33,950$27,808
Junior (2026-27)$21,167$35,406$28,900
Senior (2027-28)$22,422$36,937$30,045
4 Years Total$82,435$138,858$113,521
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$19,982$33,950$27,808
Sophomore (2026-27)$21,167$35,406$28,900
Junior (2027-28)$22,422$36,937$30,045
Senior (2028-29)$23,752$38,548$31,248
4 Years Total$87,323$144,841$118,001
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$21,167$35,406$28,900
Sophomore (2027-28)$22,422$36,937$30,045
Junior (2028-29)$23,752$38,548$31,248
Senior (2029-30)$25,160$40,244$32,511
4 Years Total$92,501$151,135$122,704
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$22,422$36,937$30,045
Sophomore (2028-29)$23,752$38,548$31,248
Junior (2029-30)$25,160$40,244$32,511
Senior (2030-31)$26,652$42,028$33,837
4 Years Total$97,985$157,757$127,641

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, FHSU' tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $12,949. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Kansas, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $8,834.
Fort Hays State University$5,633$16,811
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Kansas Four-years Colleges$15,957
Public Schools$5,756$8,834
Private Schools$20,986

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between FHSU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Fort Hays State UniversityHays, KS$5,633$16,811
University of Mary WashingtonFredericksburg, VA$14,559$31,479
Lock Haven UniversityLock Haven, PA$10,878$20,702
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityHammond, LA$8,373$20,851
California State University-Dominguez HillsCarson, CA$7,064$18,944
Southern Utah UniversityCedar City, UT$6,770$20,586
Frostburg State UniversityFrostburg, MD$9,998$25,180
University of Houston-Clear LakeHouston, TX$7,746$21,330
University of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireEau Claire, WI$9,277$18,516
Mississippi University for WomenColumbus, MS$7,866$8,092
Western Colorado UniversityGunnison, CO$11,083$23,683

Financial Aid and COA

At Fort Hays State University, 4,759 students (42%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $5,167.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at FHSU is $25,829 for students living on-campus and $25,829 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 816 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,387 and the average amount of student loans is $5,565.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Kansas ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$19,818$30,996
COA (off-campus)$19,818$30,996
Tuition & Fees$5,633$16,811
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$14,185$14,185
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,185$14,185
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,651$25,829
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$14,651$25,829
Average Financial Aid$5,167$5,167
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,75942%$5,167
Pell Grants2,54322%$4,125
Federal Student Loan3,18328%$6,617
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid81696%-
Grants or Scholarships73186%$5,387
Federal Grants27132%$4,848
Pell Grants27132%$4,692
Other Federal Grants556%$770
State/Local Grants23227%$1,113
Institutional Grants63074%$3,755
Student Loan Aid40648%$5,565
Federal Student Loans39646%$5,005
Other Student Loans304%$9,245
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level488440$5,502
110,001 or more12299$2,592

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

FHSU's acceptance rate is 90.34%. A total of 1,997 applicants applied to and 1,804 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 955 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 52.94%.
To apply to FHSU, 1 items are required - TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 4 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Completion of college-preparatory program and Admission test scores.
Acceptance Rate90.34%89.16%91.16%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)52.94%52.87%52.99%
Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRecommended
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are recommended to apply to FHSU. Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,174. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 25.

Student Population

Fort Hays State University has a total of 12,949 students including 10,427 undergraduate and 2,522 graduate students. By gender, there are 5,262 male students and 8,840 female students attending FHSU. The school offers online degree programs and 6,074 students enrolled online exclusively (46.91% of all students).
Total14,102 5,2628,840
Undergraduate11,402 4,4596,943
Graduate2,700 8031,897

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address600 Park St, Hays, KS
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered81 Programs
Online Program Offered43 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered20 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate92.00%
Student Population12,949
Graduation Rate50%
Retention Rate76% (Full-time), 39% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties371 (Full-time), 389 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs926 (Full-time), 466 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$64,293
Average Staff Salary$49,188