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Wayne State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,338 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,948 tuition
$9,026 on campus room & board
$1,122 books
$1,242 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$31,883 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$20,493 tuition
$9,026 on campus room & board
$1,122 books
$1,242 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,715 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
90% of students receive aid
53% get federal aid ($4,827 avg)
11% get state aid ($663 avg)
77% get institn'l aid ($4,715 avg)
57% get loans ($6,083 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.66% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.71% 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 $7,492 83%
Federal Grant Aid $4,827 53%
Pell Grants $4,579 53%
Other Federal Grants $690 19%
Institution Grant Aid $4,715 77%
State Grant Aid $663 11%
Student Loans $6,083 57%
Federal Loans $5,839 57%
Other Loans $7,702 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 $325
Out of State $746


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Christopher from Southfield, MI
  • Oct-05-2014 I am a current student here

    This university is not the cheapest by any means. The beauty of college is that you are able to make your education what you want it to be. When you become a student at Wayne State, you become a part of a community in which you can make connections and better your future in various ways.

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  • Kayla from Roseville, MI
  • May-01-2014 I am a past student here

    With the rising cost of tuition, Wayne State is loosing students, also with all the extra money being earned there is no visual to where the money is actually going.

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