Facilities Use Fee (Formerly Student Parking Fee) | Auditing Course Fees | Contracts and Compensatory Charges | Department Cost-Recovery Fees | All Semester Fees, Including Laboratory Fees, are Due and Payable in Full at Registration | Late Fees | Board of Appeals Residency Status | Unpaid Fees | Drop/Add Fee Policy | Refund Policy - Complete and Partial Withdrawals | Military Refund Policy | Tuition Waiver for Kansas Teacher of the Year | Student Fee Waivers for Institutional Personnel | Senior Citizen Fee Waiver
Tuition and fees per semester hour for courses and workshops audited are the same as for courses taken for credit.
This schedule does not limit the charges that may be collected under the arrangements with other governmental or private agencies, except that such arrangements may not provide for lesser charges. Tuition or other charges to more nearly cover actual costs of instruction are specifically authorized.
No tuition is charged to students enrolled in instructional programs for which the entire cost, including faculty, is financed by governmental or private agencies. Students enrolled in such programs on campus must pay all required student fees.
All departmental charges for specific goods and services (i.e., photocopy, optional instructional materials, placement office user fees, building use fees, summer orientation sessions, academic transcripts, registration fees, etc.) not explicitly identified herein will be priced at an amount that approximates actual costs..
The Director of Financial Operations and Business Technology is responsible for the assessment and collection of fees.
All accounts with a balance greater than $150.00 from tuition, enrollment related fees, or housing charges assessed in the current term will incur a $100.00 late fee on the first business day after the published payment due date. The payment due date for tuition and enrollment related fees will coincide with the Financial Aid Office consensus date, the Registrar's Office late enrollment date, and the Financial Operations Office 100% refund date. The payment due date for housing charges is stated in the housing contract.
All delinquent accounts with a balance due greater than $150.00 from tuition, enrollment related fees, or housing charges will incur a late payment fee of $100.00 ninety calendar days into the current term.
The Associate Registrar, a representative of the Vice President for Campus Life and University Relations, a representative of the Director of Financial Operations, a representative of the General Counsel's Office, and an Associate Dean constitute the Board of Appeals for students who believe their residency status has been incorrectly assessed. The decision of this committee is final. Forms to initiate this process may be obtained in the Registrar's Office.
Students who leave Wichita State University without meeting financial obligations to the University will have their records impounded by the Registrar. Their transcripts or diplomas will not be issued unless their account is cleared, and they may not enroll for a new term unless all fees are paid.
Students who are eligible to graduate but who still have unpaid tuition balances will not graduate until those fees are paid.
Students who drop credits and do not add credits will be charged the proportional percentage based on the week they drop the credits. The percentages are published in the Schedule of Courses.
Students who drop and add credits will not be required to pay additional tuition/fees if the following conditions are met:
To withdraw completely from the University, students must process drop forms for all classes in which they are enrolled and surrender their Certificate of Registration.
Students are eligible for refunds as shown below:
|Regular Semester (16 week classes):||Two week Classes:|
|End of 5th business day||100%||End of the 1st class day||100%|
|End of 10th business day||80%||End of the 2nd day||60%|
|End of 15th business day||60%||End of the 3rd day||40%|
|End of 25th business day||40%|
|One week classes:|
|Eight week classes:||End of the 1st class day||100%|
|End of the 3rd business day||100%||End of the 2nd day||40%|
|End of the 5th business day||80%|
|End of the 8th business day||60%||Less than one week classes:|
|End of the 13th business day||40%||End of the 1st class day||100%|
|Four week classes:|
|End of the 1st class day||100%|
|End of the 3rd class day||80%|
|End of the 4th class day||60%|
|End of the 6th class day||40%|
Exceptions to the Refund Policy:
Federal regulations may require students attending the University for the first time and receiving student financial aid (grants, loans, or work assistance) under Title IV or whose parent(s) receive(s) a loan under Title IV on behalf of the students who withdraw fully from the University will be subject to a different refund policy. Contact the Financial Operations and Business Technology Office for details.
Students serving in the National Guard or Reserves who are called to active duty during an academic term are entitled to receive a full refund of tuition and fees. Students who are drafted and must report for active duty during an academic term are entitled to receive a full refund of tuition and fees. All refunds are subject to presentation of official documentation. Students who volunteer for military service will be subject to the University's nonmilitary refund policy. Room and board charges will be prorated to the extent that services have been provided.
Kansas Teacher of the Year recipient is allowed to enroll tuition free in up to nine credit hours annually provided the individual is actively pursuing a teaching career in Kansas. To be eligible, a person must be 1) a past or present recipient of the Kansas Teacher of the Year Award under the program administered by the Kansas Department of Education, and 2) employed as a teacher in an educational institution accredited by the Kansas Department of Education. A list of persons eligible for this tuition waiver is on file in the Board of Education Office.
Student fees shall be waived for all Wichita State University employees who have full-time appointments.
Student fees shall be waived for all Wichita State University benefits-eligible employees who are not carrying full-time class loads (undergraduate 12 hours, graduate 9 hours), adjunct faculty members, and lecturers. These University employees must have an appointment for the semester in which the student fee is applicable.
Student fees shall be waived for currently enrolled students who are working in their Cooperative Education job or who are performing a required clinical rotation or internship off the Wichita State University campus (defined as the City of Wichita, its contiguous industrial sites and the South and West Campuses) for the entire semester.
Student employees and graduate assistants are not eligible for student fee waivers.
In accordance with the Kansas Board of Regents policy, students who are at least 60 years of age may audit (no-credit) regular lecture or certain group activity courses where there is space available and for which they have the prerequisites, without paying tuition fees. They must, however, pay the facilities use fees, workshop fees, or lab/special course fees.
Prerequisites include admission to graduate school for graduate courses, and program admission for courses in which program admission is required of all students.
Senior citizens must present a Medicare Card or driver's license to validate age. A special senior citizen registration is held after the first day of classes (see Schedule of Courses). Senior citizens desiring college credit or the assurance of space in specific courses may enroll and pay full fees during regular registration. Course prerequisites apply to senior citizens as well as other students.
Senior Citizens who have not enrolled at WSU before must complete an Application for Admission and pay the application fee before registering, $30.00 for undergraduate or $50.00 for graduate.
Senior Citizens who want to participate in at least one of the Human Performance Studies 152 sections have 3 options:
Members of the CPAA are eligible each semester for functional assessment testing of their ability to perform daily living activities and an annual bone density evaluation. Membership also provides an educational and informative monthly newsletter.