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The Cost of Attendance is an estimate of a student's educational expenses for their period of enrollment. It establishes average costs for different categories of students (i.e. full time vs. part time, in-state tuition vs. out of state tuition, etc) and is the cornerstone for determining a student's financial need for "need-based" grants, loans, and work-study. It also sets a limit on the total federal aid that a student may receive.

For information on Wichita State University's Tuition and Fees, please visit the Tuition and Fees website.

The Cost of Attendance estimates below are based on an undergraduate student enrolling in 28 credit hours during the Fall and Spring semester, or 14 hours in one semester only.

2019-2020 Estimated Cost of Attendance

Kansas Residents

Undergraduate Student with Resident Tuition & Living with a Parent 

Budget Description One Term Only Fall 2019 & Spring 2020
Tuition & Fees $4,081 $8,162
Books & Supplies $625 $1,250
Meals $2,576 $5,152
Personal Expenses $1,050 $2,100
Transportation Expenses $585 $1,170
Student Loan Fees $34 $68
Total $8,951 $17,902

Undergraduate Student with Resident Tuition & Living On Campus 

Budget Description One Term Only Fall 2019 & Spring 2020
Tuition & Fees $4,081 $8,162
Books & Supplies $625 $1,250
Rooms & Meals On Campus - Average $6,310 $12,620
Personal Expenses $1,050 $2,100
Transportation Expenses $585 $1,170
Student Loan Fees $34 $68
Total $12,685 $25,370

Undergraduate Student with Resident Tuition & Living Off Campus 

Budget Description One Term Only Fall 2019 & Spring 2020
Tuition & Fees $4,081 $8,162
Books & Supplies $625 $1,250
Room, Utilities & Meals - Off Campus $5,276 $10,552
Personal Expenses $1,050 $2,100
Transportation Expenses $585 $1,170
Student Loan Fees $34 $68
Total $11,651 $23,302

Non-Residents

Undergraduate Student with Non-Resident Tuition & Living with a Parent 

Budget Description One Term Only Fall 2019 & Spring 2020
Tuition & Fees $8,473 $16,946
Books & Supplies $625 $1,250
Meals $2,576 $5,152
Personal Expenses $1,050 $2,100
Transportation Expenses $585 $1,170
Student Loan Fees $34 $68
Total $13,343 $26,686

Undergraduate Student with Non-Resident Tuition & Living On Campus 

Budget Description One Term Only Fall 2019 & Spring 2020
Tuition & Fees $8,473 $16,946
Books & Supplies $625 $1,250
Rooms & Meals On Campus - Average $6,310 $12,620
Personal Expenses $1,050 $2,100
Transportation Expenses $585 $1,170
Student Loan Fees $34 $68
Total $17,077 $34,154

Undergraduate Student with Non-Resident Tuition & Living Off Campus 

Budget Description One Term Only Fall 2019 & Spring 2020
Tuition & Fees $8,473 $16,946
Books & Supplies $625 $1,250
Room, Utilities & Meals - Off Campus $5,276 $10,552
Personal Expenses $1,050 $2,100
Transportation Expenses $585 $1,170
Student Loan Fees $34 $68
Total $16,043 $32,086

 

2020-2021 Estimated Cost of Attendance

Kansas Residents

Undergraduate Student with Resident Tuition & Living with a Parent 

Budget Description One Term Only Fall 2020 & Spring 2021
Tuition & Fees $4,052 $8,103
Books & Supplies $625 $1,250
Meals $2,576 $5,152
Personal Expenses $1,085 $2,170
Transportation Expenses $615 $1,230
Student Loan Fees $34 $68
Total $8,987 $17,973

Undergraduate Student with Resident Tuition & Living On Campus 

Budget Description One Term Only Fall 2020 & Spring 2021
Tuition & Fees $4,052 $8,103
Books & Supplies $625 $1,250
Rooms & Meals - On Campus - The Flats $6,305 $12,610
Personal Expenses $1,085 $2,170
Transportation Expenses $615 $1,230
Student Loan Fees $34 $68
Total $12,716 $25,431

Undergraduate Student with Resident Tuition & Living Off Campus 

Budget Description One Term Only Fall 2020 & Spring 2021
Tuition & Fees $4,052 $8,103
Books & Supplies $625 $1,250
Room, Utilities & Meals - Off Campus $5,362 $10,723
Personal Expenses $1,085 $2,170
Transportation Expenses $615 $1,230
Student Loan Fees $34 $68
Total $11,773 $23,544

Non-Residents

Undergraduate Student with Non-Resident Tuition & Living with a Parent 

Budget Description One Term Only Fall 2020 & Spring 2021
Tuition & Fees $8,487 $16,973
Books & Supplies $625 $1,250
Meals $2,576 $5,152
Personal Expenses $1,085 $2,170
Transportation Expenses $615 $1,230
Student Loan Fees $34 $68
Total $13,422 $26,843

Undergraduate Student with Non-Resident Tuition & Living On Campus 

Budget Description One Term Only Fall 2020 & Spring 2021
Tuition & Fees $8,487 $16,973
Books & Supplies $625 $1,250
Rooms & Room & Meals - On Campus - The Flats $6,305 $12,610
Personal Expenses $1,085 $2,170
Transportation Expenses $615 $1,230
Student Loan Fees $34 $68
Total $17,151 $34,301

Undergraduate Student with Non-Resident Tuition & Living Off Campus 

Budget Description One Term Only Fall 2020 & Spring 2021
Tuition & Fees $8,487 $16,973
Books & Supplies $625 $1,250
Room, Utilities & Meals - Off Campus $5,362 $10,723
Personal Expenses $1,085 $2,170
Transportation Expenses $615 $1,230
Student Loan Fees $34 $68
Total $16,208 $32,414