Wichita State University
Wichita, KS, 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.
$14,113
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,233
$30k - $48k
$12,022
$48k - $75k
$14,588
$75k - $110k
$16,463
$110k+
$17,297
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.
$8,271
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.
$17,452
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.
$11,252
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
68%
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.
34%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,793
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.
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,441
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,238
Students receiving state aid
21%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,088
Students receiving federal aid
37%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,441
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$11,960,170

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.
53%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,072
Students receiving federal loans
52%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$7,460
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,756
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.
$14,000
Loan Default Rate
5%
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.
$223

What Students Are Saying

3.66 Average Rating
Wichita State is at least half the cost of the two other four year universities in Kansas. All three school are very comparable in every way.
Kristyn from Haysville, KS
great pricing
Chieraqui from Wichita, KS
wichita state is easily the most affordable option in kansas for many. it is cheaper by nearly $8,000 per year to live on our campus than ku, ksu, and the other kansas universities. wsu hands out millions every year in scholarships. we have the 11th ranked business school in the nation, the barton school of business, and the 2nd highest-spending aerospace research college in the nation, the wallace school of engineering. nasa regularly recruits our engineers. for more info on that, visit www.wichita.edu and read the story about alex k! we have a co-op program that allows students to get experience in their chosen field as a paid employee and earn college credit. we place more people in that co-op program than the other state universities combined. we are in the hub of kansas aviation, education, and business and that allows us to have our massive co-op program.
Drew from WICHITA, KS
It really is a lot more expensive than I feel it should be as an international student pays at least 3 times more than a citizen, so I would not really rate it really good for the amount of money.
Joshua from Wichita, KS
Wichita State University is NOT cheap, but neither is their services or what they offer. It is good money well spent for good outcome so long as you apply yourself.
David from Wichita, KS
The tuition rates and room and board are very reasonable for the amount that you receive. The education as I have said is excellent and the dorms and on campus housing are very large and livable. Also the meal plans are very reasonably priced and the dining is all you can eat so there is no limit to the amount that you would like.
Angela from Lake Ozark, MO
The teachers are great and so are the facilities. It's deffinitely got more Bang for the buck!
Chelsea from Wichita, KS