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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 bother 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, everyone 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 the 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

Please note that the amount mentioned here may slightly be high for new students.

(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 pay 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
  • Lagos State University (LASU) : ₦25,000
  • 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 anyone 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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  1. Thank you a lot

  2. Yes,I dony know why,pls did u have anybody there,I want ask some questions

  3. Are u guy serious of what u are saying.

  4. What is lasu cutoff mark and I need a number of any student in lasu for help

  5. How about
    Enugu State University of Technology

  6. Pls does jamb result become useless after that year

    • Kushimo oluwapelumi

      Jamb can only be used on the year it is sat for
      The next year that follows it makes it useless
      It can only be used once

  7. Is it true that jamb has been cancelled

  8. Pls I score 175 can I get admission in unilag

    Answer ASAP pls

  9. How about Federal University Lokoja

  10. I thought unuzik increased their school fees last academic session

  11. Abia state University (uturu) is not listed here y

  12. I scored 212 in jamb want to study linguistic in university of ibadan hope it. Possible and my O,level is Neco am having C6&C5 parallel any hope at all cuz am frm oyo state

  13. Hey please can 174 jamb score enter university of ibadan

  14. Tijani Abdullah Adekunle

    Please when the post utme registration for utme going to start

  15. Hey what abut pytechnic sch fess

  16. What about Nigeria maritime uni fees

  17. Michael chiamaka

    What about federal university of bayalsea otuoke

  18. When will BUK registration start

  19. Omole ifedotun Glory

    What of Federal University Oye Ekiti

  20. How much is school fees for IMO state University?

  21. Hello how much is school fees for new student in unn

  22. Is it true that jamb has been cancelled.

  23. How about federal University of wukari school fees

  24. Azamu Kwoku Silas

    Is that true for NSUK keffi please i want to know.

  25. What of Anambra state university

  26. Please can you also Post the one for POLYTECHNICS Also

  27. Beyalsa has federal University called OTUEAKE is that school not recognized what is the price?

  28. How much Is funai fees

  29. H much Is funai fees

  30. Rasaq Taofeeq Babatunde

    Who much is the school fees of osun state university (uniosun).

  31. Nsikan Barnabas

    Are these fees the same for all department?

  32. Sir i neef futa post utme past questions how will I get it

  33. Pls wat is the school fees of Kaduna state university?

  34. Please when is the OAU is going to start there admission

  35. What of OOU

  36. What is the school fees for abrose Alli University

  37. pls give me the breakdown of nsuk school fees

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

  39. 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.

  40. Uniben should be the cheapest.

    Apart from 100 level

    From 200 level is 12,400

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

  42. 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..

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

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

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

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


    Nice one

  48. 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.

    • U don’t understand what they mean. Azikwe is NOT, t is Uniben, ilorin and ibadan that is d cheapest. Go through it again and stop messing

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

  50. 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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