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Student Financial Assistance

2017-2018 Estimated Cost of Attendance**

Undergraduate Students (Living On-Campus)

Undergraduate Estimated Fall/Spring Charges

In-State (Based on Full-Time Enrollment)

 

Semester

Year

Tuition*

$5,101

$10,202

Meals

$1,485-$1,984

$2,970-$3,968

Room

$2,180-$3,765

$4,360-$7,530

Books

$500

$1,000

Total Estimated Budget

$9,266-$11,350

$18,532-$22,700

 

T.I.P. (Based on Full-Time Enrollment)

 

Semester

Year

Tuition*

$6,744

$13,488

Meals

$1,485-$1,984

$2,970-$3,968

Room

$2,180-$3,765

$4,360-$7,530

Books

$500

$1,000

Total Estimated Budget

$10,909-12,993

$21,818-$25,986

 

Out-of-State (Based on Full-Time Enrollment)

 

Semester

Year

Tuition*

$12,756

$25,512

Meals

$1,485-$1,984

$2,970-$3,968

Room

$2,180-$3,765

$4,360-$7,530

Books

$500

$1,000

Total Estimated Budget

$16,921-$19,005

$33,842-$38,010


 

Graduate Students (Living On-Campus)

Graduate Estimated Fall/Spring Charges

In-State (Based on 9 Credit Hours Enrollment)

 

Semester

Year

Tuition*

$5,301

$10,602

Meals

$1,485-$1,984

$2,970-$3,968

Room

$2,180-$3,765

$4,360-$7,530

Books

$375

$750

Total Estimated Budget

$9,341-$11,425

$18,682-$22,850


Out-of-State (Based on 9 Credit Hours Enrollment)

 

Semester

Year

Tuition*

$7,857

$15,714

Meals

$1,485-$1,984

$2,970-$3,968

Room

$2,180-$3,765

$4,360-$7,530

Books

$375

$750

Total Estimated Budget

$11,897-$13,981

$23,794-$27,962

 

Cost of Education

The amounts listed above are standard figures used for budgeting purposes and eligibility for need-based financial aid for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please note that tuition and fees, housing (for on-campus residents), and board (for students with meal plans) are the only costs paid directly to Western Kentucky University. If a student chooses to charge his/her books to the university account, this charge should appear on the bill. Because WKU offers a variety of housing and meal options, room and board figures for on-campus students are listed as a range rather than actual billed charges. Books and supplies, transportation, and personal costs will vary by each student and are estimates only.

**Tuition, meals, and room charges appear on the student's bill. Students and parents should prepare for indirect out-of-pocket expenses for miscellaneous personal needs and transportation.

*Tuition charges for the semester reflect the Fall/Spring tuition rates. Additionally, there may be a difference in tuition charges for students who either are taking distance-learning courses, enrolled in certain programs/classes, or are members of specific cohorts. Please refer to the Tuition and Fees section on the Office of the Bursar’s website for additional information.

In-State Rates
In-State refers to individuals who are considered to be Kentucky residents.

Out-of-State Rates
Out-of-State refers to individuals who both live outside the state of Kentucky and still reside within the U.S.  In other words, this refers to U.S. Non-Residents (Domestic) who are not Kentucky residents but are still citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.

T.I.P. stands for Tuition Incentive Program.
This is a tuition grant for participating counties in some states outside of Kentucky; not all states will qualify. A complete listing of these states & counties is available in the Office of Admissions, 117 Potter Hall, Phone (270) 745-2551 or on the Office of Admissions website

Tuition
This includes both tuition and fees associated with enrollment at WKU. Tuition charges are dependent upon the number of credit hours that a student has enrolled.

Meals
A variety of meal plans are available through WKU Restaurant Group, located in DSU, Room 2096, Phone (270) 745-2416. These estimates are given based on a range of plans each of which offer a different variety of weekly meals as well as meal plan dollars. All full-time Bowling Green campus undergraduate students that do not purchase a meal plan will participate in the $75 MPD Flex Plan. This $75 MPD Flex will be automatically charged to your student account upon reaching full-time status if there is no meal plan on the account. For more information visit the WKU Restaurant Group's website

Room
This range includes on campus lodging in a double occupancy room with air conditioning. Rates may vary, depending upon different accommodation options. Housing and Residence Life is located in 18 Southwest Hall, Phone (270) 745-4359.

Books
These are expenses associated with purchasing both books and supplies. The WKU Store is located on the ground floor of DSU, Phone (270) 745-2466.

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 Last Modified 6/28/17