Wayne State University
Detroit, MI, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$15,012
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,607
$30k - $48k
$11,996
$48k - $75k
$13,432
$75k - $110k
$18,758
$110k+
$19,911
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$13,517
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$28,887
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,382
Books and Supplies
$1,246
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
52%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
44%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,518
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
44%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,740
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,562
Students receiving state aid
8%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,034
Students receiving federal aid
49%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,740
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$56,753,472
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$42,319,340

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
49%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,857
Students receiving federal loans
49%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,113
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,067
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,250
Loan Default Rate
10%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$234

What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
This is probably one of the best prices you can get for a really good education. Forget MSU and U of M, they charge way too much. You can get just as good of an education at Wayne State, but for half the cost.
Audrey from Ferndale, MI
Wayne State University may be more expensive as compared to a community college but Wayne State is an accredited University that allows many students scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
Kurt from Brownstown, MI
Compared to other top universities in Michigan, Wayne State is a bargain for the quality... in-state students will pay about 8,600 a year (for around 15 credits) in tuition, compared to about 12,000 from University of Michigan and Michigan State. Yes, both of these schools are more prestigious than Wayne and if you are pursuing a career in Medicine or Law and have a choice between the three, Wayne would probably be a second or third choice. For everyone else, though, you're basically just paying extra for the name on your degree. Wayne is constantly undergoing renovations and upgrades, so it's not like you're sacrificing education for savings.
Sydnee from Southfield, MI
As mentioned previously, the university offers so many venues to learn and expand socially. There is always someone willing to help from questions in class to help with the financial aid office. Students gain a very valuable education as well as a good reputation from being a Wayne State Warrior.
Paige from Dearborn, MI
Definitely worth the money to attend.
Christina from Southfield, MI
You wont find a better education in Michigan for the price especially not for a top notch research university.
logan from Detroit, MI

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