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Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 11,602
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 69%
Average Aid Amount $11,559
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 3,653
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 90%

Financial Aid Information at BSU

For the academic year 2020-2021, a total of 11,602 students (69% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $11,559. For freshmen (Full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students), 3,653 students (90% of enrolled students) received financial aid.
The 2022 undergraduate tuition & fees at Ball State University is $10,290 for Indiana residents and $27,524 for out-of-state students, for reference.

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For the academic year 2020-2021, a total of 11,602 students (69% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received aid amount is $11,559. It includes federal, state, local, institutional, or other sources of grant aid. The following table describes the financial aid statistics by aid types at Ball State University for all undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid at Ball State University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid11,60269%$11,559
Pell Grants5,58833%$5,089
Federal Student Loans8,81953%$6,843

Beginning Students Financial Aid

a total of 3,653 beginning students (90% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 3,602 students (89% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree-seeking beginning undergraduate students. The below table shows the number and amount by the source of financial aid at Ball State University.
Beginning Students (Freshmen) Financial Aid at Ball State University
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid3,65390%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources3,07276%$12,049
Federal Grants1,63740%$5,258
Pell Grants1,63240%$5,073
Other Federal Grants64716%$508
State/Local Grants1,49537%$7,539
Institutional Grants2,37859%$7,206
Student Loans2,52662%$7,772
Federal Student Loans2,47661%$5,521
Other Student Loans46812%$12,741

Students Headcount by Living Status

For academic year 2020-2021, total 2,663 full-time beginning students have enrolled and attended Ball State University. Among them, 2,356 students have lived on campus and 125 students lived off campus (without family). Next table shows the students count by living status and years.
Student Headcount by Living Location/Setting at Ball State University
Living Status201820192020
Living On-Campus2,2362,1332,356
Living Off-Campus with Family157140182
Living Off-Campus without Family9899125

Grants and Scholarship Aid By Income Level (Paying In-State Tuition)

Next table shows number of students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded any grant/scholarship by income level for academic year 2020-2021 . The sources of grants and scholarship aid are the federal government, state/local government, or the institution.
Grants of Scholarship Aid Statistics By Income Level at Ball State University
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedTotal Amount Aid Awarded Average Amount Aid Awarded
All level2,7192,219$26,303,328$9,674
$0 - $30,000750749$12,124,250$16,166
$30,001 - $48,000431430$5,884,278$13,653
$48,001 - $75,000476451$4,417,913$9,281
$75,001 - $110,000499343$2,433,352$4,876
$110,001 or more563246$1,443,535$2,564