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Wayne State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$21,507 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,780 tuition
$9,269 on campus room & board
$1,144 books and supplies
$1,314 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$34,127 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$22,400 tuition
$9,269 on campus room & board
$1,144 books and supplies
$1,314 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,347 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
89% of students receive aid
52% get federal aid ($4,956 avg)
11% get state aid ($894 avg)
78% get institn'l aid ($5,347 avg)
54% get loans ($6,082 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 7.14% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 7.27% 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 $8,353 82%
Federal Grant Aid $4,956 52%
Pell Grants $4,703 52%
Other Federal Grants $747 18%
Institution Grant Aid $5,347 78%
State Grant Aid $894 11%
Student Loans $6,082 54%
Federal Loans $5,873 53%
Other Loans $7,752 2%

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 $355
Out of State $815


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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  • 5
  • 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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