Tuition rates are based on:
- Student Classification (undergraduate or graduate)
- Enrollment Status (full-time or part-time)
- Delivery Mode (Web, On Demand (IL) or face-to-face).
We understand that it can be difficult to identify ways in which the tuition structure
applies to you.
Our hope is that by providing additional information, you will be better informed
and know what to expect when your tuition bill arrives.
Here are a few key items to keep in mind as you're reviewing current tuition rates
on the Bursar's website:
Students enrolling exclusively in semester based web courses
are charged the standard distance learning rate, regardless of location.
|2015-2016 Academic Year - Online (Web) Rate
||$474 per Credit Hour*
||$652 per Credit Hour
|2015-2016 Academic Year - OnDemand Rate
||$395 per Credit Hour
|| $543 per Credit Hour
*For Example: English 100 is 3 Credit Hours. Tuition for this course is $1,422.
Web based courses are identified on the class schedule as WEB.
Web courses are billed on a per credit hour basis for all graduate students, and all
part-time students (regardless of whether the student is classified as a graduate
or undergraduate student). This per credit hour rate is set according to student classification
(grad/undergrad) and is referred to as the "distance learning rate."
Undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time, and have at least one credit hour
in a class designated as being a face-to-face class, should refer to the full-time
Undergraduate students who use the full-time tuition rate will be charged an extra per credit hour fee for any web course. (Fee: $79 per Credit Hour)
The Kentucky P-12 Professional Educator Rateis a special tuition rate for Kentucky teachers in specific master degree programs.
It is $495 per credit hour for the first 3 credit hours and $295 per credit hour for
anything above 3 credit hours taken in one term.
Web courses and On Demand courses at WKU meet applicable guidelines for financial
aid, making them financial aid eligible in the same way traditional face-to-face courses
are financial aid eligible. Students must have a Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) on file, and be enrolled at least half time (half time for graduate students
is a minimum of 4.5 credit hours; half time for undergraduate students is a minimum
of 6 credit hours). For additional information, including access to the FAFSA, please
Financial Aid Eligibility: WKU web courses and on demand courses are financial aid eligible, as they meet all
applicable federal guidelines for financial aid. WKU distance learning courses (web
and on demand) are subject to the same applicaiton process as traditional face-to-face
courses: a) The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be on file.
Student may access this application online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ b) Students must
be enrolled at least half time (half time for graduate students is a minimum of 4.5
credit hours; half time for undergraduate students is a minimum of 6 credit hours)
c) Students must meet basic eligibility requirements. This determination is made by
submitting the FAFSA. d) Students enrolling in on demand courses must adhere to additional
guidelines outlined at http://www.wku.edu/financialaid/il.php. For additional information, including access to the FAFSA, please visit http://www.wku.edu/online/financial-aid.php.