Admissions and Financial Aid for Online Students

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We know that cost, value, scholarships and financial aid are important factors in the college search process. We are very proud that WSU is one of the most affordable research institutions in the state of Kansas.

Simply complete the information request form on this page, and your dedicated Enrollment Specialist will guide you through the application for admission and credit transfer process.

Admission Deadlines

Like any on-campus degree, our online degree programs have admission deadlines.  Students admitted by the priority deadlines may be eligible for scholarship opportunities exclusively for online students.

To apply to Wichita State Univeristy please go to www.wichita.edu/apply.

  •     Priority admission deadline for Spring Semester: December 1
  •     Priority admission deadline for Fall Semester: July 1


Once you have completed your application for admission, your dedicated Enrollment Specialist will assist you in developing a plan of study based on your current goals and previous college credits. You will also be connected to the Office of Financial Aid who will help with everything from completing your FAFSA to setting up payment options.

Please note that there have been some fundamental changes to FAFSA. Some key highlights are listed below:

  • Prior-Prior year income data: Families will fill out the FAFSA using tax information from the year before the year before the aid was awarded. This will help decrease errors in the application process.
  • IRS Data Retrieval Tool autofill: A new tool connected to the IRS database will now enable FAFSA to fill some of the answers based on your information automatically. This will drastically reduce the time that it currently takes to complete the application.
  • Earlier launch date: FAFSA was originally open to the public on January 1—it will now be open earlier under the new changes. The NEW date for FAFSA to be open to the public is October 1.

The Financial Aid team can help you with any questions you may have regarding the FAFSA changes. Your dedicated Enrollment Specialist can connect you to the Financial Aid team.


Fully online students may qualify for the Online Student Merit Scholarship, a renewable scholarship of $500 per semester based on academic merit.

  •     Exclusively for students in fully-online, degree-bound programs.
  •     Can be used in addition to other scholarships and aid the student may receive.
  •     Can only be applied to direct costs: tuition and student fees.

Please note that this scholarship is only for online students starting fall or spring semester. Ask your Enrollment Specialist for more information.


Online students at Wichita State University pay in-state tuition—no matter where they live.

  •     Online Undergraduate Tuition: $320.41 per credit hour*
  •     Online Graduate Tuition: $396.82 per credit hour*

*Based on AY17-18 tuition rates and may be subject to change. Additional college fees may apply so be sure to talk to your Enrollment Specialist during the application process so that all of your questions are answered.

Transfer Credits to Wichita State

It is the policy of Wichita State University (WSU) to accept all credits – with the exception of remedial coursework – earned at a post-secondary institution accredited by one of the U.S. regional accrediting agencies. Working with faculty in academic colleges or departments within WSU, the Registrar determines how those credits apply toward a particular degree program. Sometimes there can be a significant difference between what transfers and what counts toward a degree, especially if the courses are vocational in nature.

Utilize our Transfer Gateway tool to help you estimate how many credits will transfer to WSU.

Request more information about online degree programs, enrollment or financial aid.

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