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Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance figures represent an estimate of what it costs to attend for an academic year. The budget components are estimated averages used solely for calculating financial aid eligibility.

This is not a bill, but an estimate of tuition, fees, books and supplies, living expenses, transportation costs and modest personal expenditures. Actual tuition and fee rates are published on the WSU Registrar website.

Your actual costs will vary depending upon your choices of housing and other expenses. We encourage you to develop a personal budget for the year based on your own actual costs.

Personal Budget Worksheet

Tuition and Fees - Actual tuition and fees are published each year, generally after August 1.

Books and Supplies - Books and supply costs will vary by credit hours, and classes you have selected. Although books and supplies are included in your estimated cost of attendance, you will initially purchase your books from your own resources.

If your financial aid pays all of your charges on the university bill, any excess will be refunded to you to assist with the cost of books and other living expenses.

Housing Expenses - Your housing costs will vary based on the living arrangements that you select. The Financial Aid Office uses an estimate based on a survey of students and housing options in the area.

Students living on their own will have a higher estimate than students living with at home with parents will.

Transportation and Personal/Miscellaneous Expenses - These estimates represent an allowance for other expenses you may incur while attending school.

Undergraduate Budgets

The tuition and fees component is based on an average of lower and upper division costs (12-18 credits) in the fall and winter semesters.

2014-15  Fall/Winter 9-Month Budget Undergraduate Student - Michigan Resident Undergraduate Student - Non-Michigan Resident
Budget Component Living With Parent Living Away from Home Living On Campus Living With Parent Living Away from Home Living On Campus
Books & Supplies 1,196 1,196 1,196 1,196 1,196 1,196
Room & Board 1,350 9,133 9,430 1,350 9,133 9,430
Miscellaneous  1,548 1,980  1,944  1,548  1,980  1,944
Transportation 3,681  3,681  0  3,681 3,681  0
Estimated Loan Fee 76 76 76 76 76 76
Tuition & Fees - 14 credits/semester ESTIMATE 11,085 11,085 11,085  23,615 23,615 23,615
Total ESTIMATED Cost of Attendance  18,936  27,151  23,731  31,466  39,681 36,261

The estimated tuition costs for students charged under the Great Lakes policy: $11,085

Graduate Budgets

The graduate tuition and fees component is based on enrollment for 8 credit hours in the fall and winter semesters.

2014-15 Fall/Winter 9-Month Budget Graduate Student - Michigan Resident Graduate Student - Non-Michigan Resident
Budget Component Living With Parent Living Away from Home Living On Campus Living With Parent Living Away from Home Living On Campus
Books & Supplies 1,196 1,196 1,196 1,196 1,196 1,196
Room & Board 1,350 9,133 9,430 1.350 9,133 9,430
Miscellaneous 1,989 2,421 2,385 1,989 2,421 2,385
Transportation 3,681  3,681  0 3,681 3,681  0
Estimated Loan Fee 173 173 173 173 173 173
Tuition & Fees - ESTIMATE 11,050 11,050 11,050 21,662 21,662 21,662
Tuition & Fees - 14  Grad credits/semester ESTIMATE - Pharmacy 18,505 18,505 18,505 35,580 35,580 35,580
Total ESTIMATED Cost of Attendance 19,439  27,654 24,234 30,051 38,266 34,846
Total ESTIMATED Cost of Attendance - Grad Pharmacy 26,894 35,109 31,689 43,969 52,184 48,765

 

Budget Adjustments

Our standard budgets are a good faith estimate of expenses a student will encounter in an academic year.

Certain budget components may be adjusted to include dependent care directly related to attendance at WSU; costs related to a disability; computer purchase for educational purposes; costs to obtain a professional license; and an allowance for reasonable costs directly related to your program of study.

A change is not guaranteed

  • Even if your budget is adjusted, your aid eligibility might not change

  • Budget adjustment approvals are based on the review of a Financial Aid professional

  • This is an appeal process and your case may be denied

  • Not all requests can be considered

  • Budgets are based on the cost of full-time enrollment. Your request for any additional costs may be denied if your actual tuition charge is less than the amount in your budget.

See the Budget Adjustment Appeal Form available on our forms page for information about required documentation.