Wright State University-Main Campus

Dayton, OH, 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.
$16,249
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,995
$30k - $48k
$13,755
$48k - $75k
$16,902
$75k - $110k
$18,964
$110k+
$19,012
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.
$8,861
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.
$18,005
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.
$11,518
Books and Supplies
$1,560
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: raiderconnect@wright.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
64%
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
$6,546
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
$4,598
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,917
Students receiving state aid
30%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,772
Students receiving federal aid
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,598
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.
$897,771
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$10,803,578

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.
63%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,571
Students receiving federal loans
63%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,779
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,219
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.
$13,000
Loan Default Rate
7%
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.
$258

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
It's just about (if not actually) the cheapest four year school in Ohio. For the price it's definitely the best education you are going to get.
Jacqueline from Dayton, OH
Wright State is definitely less expensive than other universities I considered, but I'm so glad I chose it! I'm getting good quality of education, most of my professors have been wonderful, and the campus is great! I love knowing that I'm going to leave here with a degree, and not a massive amount of debt.
Mallory from Hamilton, OH
I choose Wright State because of the great cost! I'm a commuter so it only cost me about $11,000 a year with tuition, food and book money! I would recommand this school to anyone who doesn't want a huge debt at the end of school.
Alissa from Springfield, OH
WSU is the best college in the area for the price! It has all the fun of a big college, with the perks of a small community college. Many clubs and other involvement opportunities, and small class sizes and a small cost!
Bridget from Franklin, OH
Tuition is really cheap compared to other schools. But it is impossible to escape the expensive books and food.
Jessica from Bellbrook, OH
Very good price for college, especially if you go undecided or just want to get your general education courses out of the way. They offer lots of scholarships as well, so you won't be stressed with a huge tuition bill.
Courtney from Englewood, OH
Very affordable and you get a great education as well!
Madeline from Vandalia, OH
a cheap school which has a nice campus with allot of things to do.
has a wide choice of majors, and a very good engineering program.
Mik? from Ravenna, OH
Wright State does a great job of utilizing your money to best suit your needs. You get help whenever you need it, and they never waste your money. They try their best to obtain money for you if you need it too.
Jacob from Ohio
I thought Wright State was not much better than a Community College because so many people went there from my school and it was a really easy school to get into. However, Wright State leads Ohio in many different areas throughout the nation and its a great education for the little amount you actually pay.
Kyle from Jamestown, OH