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Cheapest And Most Affordable Federal And State Universities In Nigeria

When it comes to choosing a university of study, one of the things that bothers most students is the cost of the school fees students pay in such university. Most students prefer to study in public universities because of the exorbitant school fees charged in private universities.

However, among the public universities (Federal and State universities), some are still way more expensive than the others. Which explains the purpose of this post, which is to highlight the cheapest and most affordable federal and state universities In Nigeria.

Generally, students in Federal universities pay cheaper school fees than their counterparts in state universities. However, every one must not go to a federal university. So, whether you decide to go to a federal university or a state university, you likely would want to know the cheapest or most affordable universities in the three categories.

The essence of this post is to bring to you the list of the cheapest and most affordable federal, state and private universities in Nigeria.

But just before that, it is important to note that in most universities the school fees paid by students differ depending on the course of study and the level of study. Someone studying Medicine may pay higher than someone studying Accounting in the same university.

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Similarly, someone in his or her 1st year of study will likely pay higher school fees than some one in 3rd or 4th year of study. Also, in most of the state universities, the school fees for indigenes of the state and non indigenes often differ.

Apart from few universities we have confirmed that they charge the same amount of school fees across board (that is same school fees from 100 level to final year), what we have here is an estimated range of the school fees  paid in these universities. So, let’s get down to it.

Cheapest And Most affordable Federal Universities In Nigeria

(Federal Universities with school fees below ₦60,000)

  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK): ₦20,000 – ₦25,000
  • Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU): ₦20,000 – ₦30,000
  • Ahmadu Bello University (ABU): ₦ 27,000 – ₦35,000
  • University of Ibadan (UI): ₦ 20,000 – ₦35,000
  • University of Ilorin (UNILORIN): ₦20,000 – ₦40,000
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB): ₦25,000 – ₦45,000
  • University of Jos (UNIJOS): ₦ 45,000
  •  Bayero University, Kano (BUK): ₦ 33,000
  • University of Calabar (UNICAL): ₦ 35,000
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG): ₦ 20,000 – ₦ 35,000
  • University of Abuja, Gwagwalada (UNIABUJA):  ₦ 36,000
  • Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto (UDUSOK): ₦ 37,000
  • Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina (FUDMA) ₦ 43,000
  • University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT): ₦45,000
  • Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU): ₦ 46,000
  • University of Benin (UNIBEN): ₦ 47,000 (200L and above pays less than ₦20,000)
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO): ₦40,000
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA):  ₦ 49,000
  • Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA): ₦ 50,000
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN): ₦ 50,000
  • University of Uyo (UNIUYO): ₦ 55,ooo

Cheapest And Most affordable State Universities In Nigeria

(State Universities with school fees below ₦ 100,000)

  • Gombe State University (GOMSU): ₦ 25,000 – ₦ 30,000
  • Nasarawa State University (NSUK): ₦ 35,000
  • Taraba State University (TASU): ₦ 37,000
  • Benue State University (BSU): ₦ 45,000
  • Ekiti State University (EKSU): ₦50,000
  • Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU): ₦ 53,000
  • Kogi State University (KSU):  ₦ 57,000
  • Delta State University (DELSU): ₦ 58,000
  • Kebbi State University of Science and Technology (KSUSTA): ₦ 60,000
  • Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH): ₦ 65,000
  • Rivers State University of Sciences and Technology, (RSUST): ₦ 68,000
  • Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED): ₦ 80,000
  • Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar (CRUTECH): ₦ 85,000

So there you have it; the cheapest and most affordable federal and state universities in Nigeria. If you think any one of them is not correct probably because it has changed from what it was when this post was first published, please do notify us using the comment box so it can be updated.

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17 comments

  1. Please for new in take students for LASU is how much

  2. Pls what about NOUN, is it not a federal University?

    • NOUN school fees is actually not cheap. The post is all about the cheapest federal and state universities in terms of school fees.

  3. Uniben should be the cheapest.

    Apart from 100 level

    From 200 level is 12,400

  4. Nothing about UNILORIN which ranges from 18 to 25k and 32 to 37k for mbbs

  5. That federal list isn’t complete without OAU… faculty of technology which is higher than many other faculties pay around #28k… some pay #19k plus..

  6. Chuks… UI is 19800-25000 that was what I paid in my 200l 19800

  7. Eksu is not 50k… unless if u mean the acceptance fee. Law is 100k here in Eksu

  8. Why is ANSU school so cost….#137,950. Is too much

  9. You did not mention Gombe State University (GSU). It is 25-30.

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    Nice one

  11. Are you guys for real? That means you don’t know anyone in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Apparently it’s the cheapest university in Nigeria going by your list, if it’s verified that is. We pay 20,100.

  12. Thanks for the list. Please can you compile a list of affordable private schools. I’m in desperate need of it. Gratitude

  13. LASU is the most cheapest and affordable university in Nigeria with the fee 25k compared to ABU with the fee 27k.

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