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Student Financial Assistance

2016-2017 Estimated Cost of Attendance**

Undergraduate Students (Living On-Campus)

Undergraduate Estimated Fall/Spring Charges

In-State (Based on Full-Time Enrollment)

 

Semester

Year

Tuition*

$4,956

$9,912

Meals

$1,245-$1,775

$2,490-$3,550

Room

$2,135-$3,550

$4,270-$7,100

Books

$500

$1,000

Total Estimated Budget

$8,836-$10,781

$17,672-$21,562


T.I.P. (Based on Full-Time Enrollment)

 

Semester

Year

Tuition*

$6,696

$13,392

Meals

$1,245-$1,775

$2,490-$3,550

Room

$2,135-$3,550

$4,270-$7,100

Books

$500

$1,000

Total Estimated Budget

$10,576-12,521

$21,152-$25,042


Out-of-State (Based on Full-Time Enrollment)

 

Semester

Year

Tuition*

$12,396

$24,792

Meals

$1,245-$1,775

$2,490-$3,550

Room

$2,135-$3,550

$4,270-$7,100

Books

$500

$1,000

Total Estimated Budget

$16,276-$18,221

$32,552-$36,442 


Graduate Students (Living On-Campus)

Graduate Estimated Fall/Spring Charges

In-State (Based on 9 Credit Hours Enrollment)

 

Semester

Year

Tuition*

$5,130

$10,260

Meals

$1,245-$1,775

$2,490-$3,550

Room

$2,135-$3,550

$4,270-$7,100

Books

$375

$750

Total Estimated Budget

$8,885-$10,830

$17,770-$21,660

 

Out-of-State (Based on 9 Credit Hours Enrollment)

 

Semester

Year

Tuition*

$7,344

$14,688

Meals

$1,245-$1,775

$2,490-$3,550

Room

$2,135-$3,550

$4,270-$7,100

Books

$375

$750

Total Estimated Budget

$11,099-$13,044

$22,198-$26,088

 

Cost of Education

The amounts listed above are standard figures used for budgeting purposes and eligibility for need-based financial aid for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please note that tuition and fees, housing (for on-campus residents), and board (for students with meal plans) are the only costs paid directly to Western Kentucky University. If a student chooses to charge his/her books to the university account, this charge should appear on the bill. Because WKU offers a variety of housing and meal options, room and board figures for on-campus students are listed as a range  rather than actual billed charges. Books and supplies, transportation, and personal costs will vary by each student and are estimates only.

**Tuition, meals, and room charges appear on the student's bill. Students and parents should prepare for indirect out-of-pocket expenses for miscellaneous personal needs and transportation.

*Tuition charges for the semester reflect the Fall/Spring tuition rates. Additionally, there may be a difference in tuition charges for students who either are taking distance-learning courses, enrolled in certain programs/classes, or are members of specific cohorts. Please refer to the Tuition and Fees section on the Office of the Bursar’s website for additional information. 

In-State Rates
In-State refers to individuals who are considered to be Kentucky residents.

Out-of-State Rates
Out-of-State refers to individuals who both live outside the state of Kentucky and still reside within the U.S.  In other words, this refers to U.S. Non-Residents (Domestic) who are not Kentucky residents but are still citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.

T.I.P. stands for Tuition Incentive Program.
This is a tuition grant for participating counties in some states outside of Kentucky; not all states will qualify. A complete listing of these states & counties is available in the Office of Admissions, 117 Potter Hall, Phone (270) 745-2551 or on the WKU Admissions website

Tuition
This includes both tuition and fees associated with enrollment at WKU. Tuition charges are dependent upon the number of credit hours that a student has enrolled.

Meals
A variety of meal plans are available through WKU's Dining Services, located in DSU, Room 2096, Phone (270) 745-2416. These estimates encompass a range of plans—each of which offer a different variety of weekly meals as well as meal plan dollars.

Room
This range includes on campus lodging in a double occupancy room with air conditioning. Rates may vary, depending upon different accommodation options. Housing and Residence Life is located in 18 Southwest Hall, Phone (270) 745-4359.

Books
These are expenses associated with purchasing both books and supplies. The WKU Store is located on the ground floor of DSU, Phone (270) 745-2466. 

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 Last Modified 6/28/17