The Director of Financial Operations and Business Technology is responsible for the assessment and collection of fees. All semester fees, including laboratory fees, are due and payable in full at registration.
|Installment Payment Administration Fee (Tuition & Fees, nonrefundable)||per person/per plan||$30.00|
|Return Check Fee||per check||$30.00|
Tuition and fees per credit 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.
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's consensus date, the Registrar's Office late enrollment date, and the Financial Operations' Office 100 percent 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 (90) calendar days into the current term.
Two faculty members, a representative of the Vice President for Student Affairs, a representative of the Director of Financial Operations, and a representative of the General Counsel's Office 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, 102 Jardine Hall.
Students who leave Wichita State University without meeting financial obligations to the University will have their records impounded by the Registrar and their account may be sent to a collection agency resulting in additional fees. 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 still have unpaid tuition balances will not receive their diploma until those fees are paid.
Students who drop credits in the same term and do not add credits will be charged the proportional percentage based on the week they drop the credits.
Students who drop and add credits in the same term will not be required to pay additional tuition/fees if the following conditions are met:
A course that has been added in accordance with parts 1 and 2, and is subsequently dropped, will retain the same refund percentage as the original course dropped. Students who drop the added course that met the above conditions will have an adjustment made to their account. (Example: A student drops course A and adds course B. Course A would have had a 0 percent refund; however, because conditions have been met, student receives a 100 percent refund for course A. Student then decides to drop course B. An adjustment is made to the account reversing the 100 percent refund received for course A.)
All deadlines are expressed in terms of businesses days (Monday through Friday) – the specified number of business days beginning with the first business day of each Part of Term (POT). If a class starts on a Saturday or Sunday, the first business day is the following Monday (unless that is a holiday). A business day is any day that most university offices are open for business. For refund and RSTS code purposes, it does not matter if the business day is one when classes are in session or not. For Withdrawal with a W purposes, only business days when classes ARE in session are counted.
To withdraw completely from the University, students must process withdrawals for all classes in which they are enrolled. Students are eligible for refunds as shown below:
|Number of weeks of course||Number of Business Days to receive 100% refund|
|Less than 1 week||1|
|ACN (Accelerated Nursing)||10|
|EMBA (Executive MBA)||5|
WSU has joined the Yellow Ribbon Program, an initiative of the Department of Veteran Affairs through which WSU and the VA share in the cost of the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. This program will make it more affordable for a larger number of out-of-state students with military backgrounds to attend WSU.
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 9 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 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 when there is space available and for which they meet the prerequisites, without payment of tuition and student fees, campus infrastructure and support fees, and technology and transportation fees.
However, Senior auditors must pay for any applicable workshop fees and 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. Senior citizens desiring college credit or the assurance of space in specific courses may enroll and pay full fees during regular registration.
Senior citizens who have not enrolled at WSU before must complete an Application for Admission and pay the application fee before registering at the undergraduate or graduate Admissions Office, $40.00 for undergraduate or $50.00 for graduate.
Senior citizens who want to participate in at least one of the Human Performance Studies (HPS) 152 sections have three 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 education concerning the concepts of active aging to the older adult population through newsletters, workshops, lectures and exercise demonstrations.