Top 11 Cheapest Federal Universities In Nigeria 2021

There is no gain disputing the fact that the most educated black nation of the world is Nigeria. Hence, there are over 100 Universities in Nigeria. The question now is: Which are the cheapest federal universities in Nigeria?

Of course, there are three calibers of universities in Nigeria. We have the Federal universities for the common men, the State universities for the average, and the Private universities for the politician children. #Winks!

In recent years, we have seen some state universities increase their tuition fees in 10 folds for Students. The likes of Lautech, Osun State University, Adekunle Ajasin University, and the likes.

Hence, students are very careful about which university to go to. As a child of the common man looking for the cheapest federal universities to attend, you should consider the below list.

Before that, be informed that most federal universities in Nigeria do charge new students for acceptance fees and some other fees that are best known to the school management.

This list of the cheapest federal universities in Nigeria will only be based on the fixed tuition fee being paid by the returning (stalite) Students.

Also, take notice that the list is not arranged in any particular order.

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  1. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU is no doubt one of the best and cheapest federal universities in Nigeria. There are some faculties that pay N13,000 as school fees and there are some faculties that pay N30,000 and there exist faculties that pay even more (but all affordable).

  1. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)

ABU Zaria is one of the highly sought federal universities in Nigeria with cheaper school fees. Depending on the faculty, some department pays as low as N20,000 while some others pay N33,000.

  1. University of Benin (Uniben)

Uniben is also one of the universities in Nigeria that charges its students the cheapest and most affordable school fees. Faculties are that pays as low as N13,000 and there

  1. University of Ibadan (UI)

Being the first university in the whole of Nigeria, the University of Ibadan is also one of the cheapest federal universities in Nigeria. Some faculties pay as little as N20,000.

  1. Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto (UDUS)

Just like any other university in Nigeria, their school fees schedule is not the same throughout the faculties. Still, the school also falls into the category of the cheapest federal universities in Nigeria. In UDUS, there some faculties that pay N24,000 as a school there are some that pay N35,000 and above, and there are some that pay N50,000.

  1. The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

FUNAAB also charges its students lower and affordable tuition fees. This federal university collects as low as N28,250 from some departments while some others pay N32,000.

  1. Bayero University, Kano (BUK)

Bayero University, Kano is also popular in the north and its tuition fee is affordable too. There are some faculties in the school that pays the sum of N26,000 and there are some that pay N40,000.

  1. University of Lagos (Unilag)

Unilag also made the list of the cheapest federal universities in Nigeria. Some department in Unilag pays as low as N16,500 and some faculties pay as high as N65,000.

  1. University of Calabar (UNICAL)

One of the best universities in its region. Unical also charges its students’ affordable school fees. Faculties are in Unical that pays N30,000 and there exist some other faculties that pay N42,000 too.

  1. The University of Abuja, Gwagwalada (UNIABUJA)

Being a University located at the FCT. The school has made some name for itself and it also charges its students a reasonable amount of money as school fees. While faculties differ, there are some that pay N36,300 and there are some other faculties that also pay N41,300.

  1. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

Just like other regular universities in Nigeria, the tuition fee of NOUN students is not that much too. There are some disciplines that pay N46,000 and there are some that pay N41,000 too.

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In conclusion, be enlightened that almost all the federal universities in Nigeria charge a reasonable amount of money as tuition fees, just that your course of study may have to make you pay even more.


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