Cost, value, scholarships and financial aid are important factors in the college search process. While we’re proud that Wichita State University is the most affordable research institution in the state of Kansas, we strive to be transparent in our annual costs. We hope you find this page useful as you determine what institution can provide you the best value as you pursue higher education.
Below are estimated expenses for the 2014-2015 academic year to help plan your college budget. Please note that tuition generally changes from year to year and the rates below may not be applicable to the semester you enter WSU.
Tuition - 14 hours (average enrolled hours)
Kansas Resident: $195.65 per credit hour
Nonresident: $463.45 per credit hour
Required student and facilities fees
Usage of recreation center, access to student athletic tickets, registration fee and parking.
Room and board
4 private bedrooms/2 baths, 15 meals per week plus $150 Shocker Dollars
Other room and board options available. See wichita.edu/housing for details.
Clothes, entertainment, personal hygiene items, etc.
Students enrolled in any courses within the W. Frank Barton School of Business pay a $25 per credit hour business technology and operations fee.
Students enrolled in any courses within the College of Engineering pay a $50 per credit hour engineering equipment and maintenance fee.
Fine Arts Courses
Students enrolled in any courses within the College of Fine Arts pay a $16 per credit hour course fee.
Health Professions Courses
Students enrolled in any courses within the College of Health Professions pay a $15 per credit hour course fee.