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Financial Aid for International Students


Undergraduate Scholarships After Attending Wichita State 

  • US$700,000 in scholarships awarded to international students each year
  • Must attend WSU for 1 year before applying for scholarships
  • Scholarships not awarded before the student arrives in Wichita
  • Scholarships awarded based upon good grades at Wichita State.  
  • No scholarships based upon financial need.
  • Scholarships are usually US$500 to US$2,500 per year
  • Scholarships are not guaranteed.
  • You can also find available scholarships under Scholarships for Current Students

Working on Campus

  • May work up to 20 hours per week on campus.  
  • Off-campus employment is not allowed by law except for Cooperative Education.
  • May work in offices, cook in the cafeteria, assist in cleaning offices, etc
  • Can earn about US$500 per month by working 20 hours per week
  • Employment is not guaranteed.

Tuition Payment Plan

  • Not required to pay all tuition in one large payment.   May pay tuition in smaller installments.
  • US$30 administrative fee.  No interest is charged.
  • Cannot apply until after arriving in Wichita
  • Payment schedule:
    Fall Semester:  First payment due in August after selecting classes then September 15, October 15, and November 15.
    Spring Semester:  First payment due in January after selecting classes then February 15, March 15, and April 15.
    Summer Session:  First payment due in June after selecting classes then July 15 
  • How much is each payment?  Cannot be calculated until student arrives and selects classes.
  • Housing expenses are not included in Tuition Payment Plan.

Low Cost-of-Living

  • Very low cost-of-living
  • Cost-of-living in Wichita is less than half of New York or San Francisco
  • Average cost of an apartment in Wichita is US$718 per month.  Average apartment cost in New York is over US$3,000 per month.  National average is US$1,100 per month.
  • View University Cost Comparisons

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