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Wayne State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$23,339 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,812 tuition
$9,874 on campus room & board
$1,196 books and supplies
$1,457 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$37,290 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,763 tuition
$9,874 on campus room & board
$1,196 books and supplies
$1,457 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,572 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
95% of students receive aid
48% get federal aid ($5,591 avg)
8% get state aid ($647 avg)
91% get institn'l aid ($7,572 avg)
47% get loans ($5,654 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.41% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.41% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $10,506 91%
Federal Grant Aid $5,591 48%
Pell Grants $4,844 47%
Other Federal Grants $1,917 19%
Institution Grant Aid $7,572 91%
State Grant Aid $647 8%
Student Loans $5,654 47%
Federal Loans $5,228 47%
Other Loans $8,531 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: April 30
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: March 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Wayne State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-2424
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $394
Out of State $904


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • khurrom from hamtramck, mi
  • Jun-30-2016 I am a current student here

    kind of expensive to purchase supplies when they are custom made books. scholarship cover some of the tuition because of the student fees.

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  • William from Wyandotte, MI
  • Dec-29-2015 I am a current student here

    I live at home, (downriver area) and commute to school every day. I like the fact that I am close to home, I can keep my part time job, which helps me to pay my tuition and books, etc. There are a lot of teacher/professors who are able to help you when you need it. I love the campus.

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  • Onyekachukwu from redford, MI
  • May-27-2015 I am a current student here

    It is a great college and it really saves you money to go to WSU because it is cheaper than the likes of UM and MSU, so the financial aid debt is lower, and the education here is top notch too.

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