Basic Costs for Graduate Studies

The current tuition and fees are subject to change by the action of the Kansas Board of Regents or the state legislature. Please visit the link below for specific tuition and fee costs.

Tuition and fees

Tuition Payment

Tuition and fees are required to be paid each semester, either as one full payment or by setting up a payment plan with Financial Operations.

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Below are estimated expenses for the 2020-21 academic year. Please note that tuition generally changes from year to year, and the rates below may not be applicable to the semester you enter WSU.

Student Expenses Semester Fall & Spring
Kansas resident tuition — 6 hours
$307.98 per credit hour
$1,847.88 $3,695.76
Nonresident tuition — 6 hours
$756.38 per credit hour
See if you are eligible for a tuition discount.
$4,538.28 $9.076.56
Required student fees — 6 hours
Usage of recreation center, access to student athletic tickets, health services and other student services.
Online students are exempt from the semester activity fee.
$499.28 $998.56
Online tuition and fees  6 hours
Tuition: $307.98 per credit hour
Fees: $105 per credit hour
$2,477.88 $4,955.76

International Students

Below are cost estimates for both the 12-month calendar year and nine-month academic year. These estimates include nine hours of enrollment for fall and spring each; and for the 12-month estimate, six hours of enrollment for summer — all at the nonresident tuition rate. These amounts do not include required housing and meal expenses for any dependents arriving with the student.

This amount must be shown on financial support documents before an I-20 will be issued and a final admit decision will be provided.


Academic Year
(Nine months, 18 credit hours)

Calendar Year
(12 months, 24 credit hours)

Tuition and fees

US $17,000*

US $21,800*

Housing and meals



Books and medical insurance




US $28,800

US $37,400

*Effective Fall 2016, the MBA program is assessed at the Kansas Resident tuition rate, regardless of the student's residency status. For the MBA program, the above tuition and fees figures would be $8,700 ($20,000 total) for the nine-month program and $12,900 ($27,500) for the 12-month program.

Important Notes

The above figures for international students are averages and are subject to change.

Summer Enrollment

Summer enrollment is optional. However, if the summer session is the student's initial semester of enrollment, summer session enrollment is required during the student's first year.

Medical Insurance

International students are required to have medical insurance. If students do not have medical insurance when they arrive, medical insurance may be purchased at the university.

Additional College or Course Fees

There may be additional fees assessed for specific courses or academic colleges, such as engineering and business.

Business Courses

Students enrolled in any W. Frank Barton School of Business courses pay a $50 per credit hour program fee.

Engineering Courses

College of Engineering students pay a $50 per credit hour fee for all credits taken.

Fine Arts Courses

Students enrolled in any College of Fine Arts courses pay a $32 per credit hour fee for all credits taken.

Health Professions Courses

Students enrolled in any courses within the College of Health Professions pay a $15 per credit hour course fee. Certain graduate programs carry additional fees. Check the College and Department Fees list for details.

Interdisciplinary Innovation Courses

Students enrolled in certain Innovation Design courses pay a $30 per credit hour fee.

Visit the link below for details on additional fees.

College and department fees

Personal Expenses

Students should bring extra money for personal expenses (such as movies, museums, shopping, etc).


Actual housing expenditures depend on:

  1. Whether the student lives on campus, and at which residence hall if the student does choose to live on campus.
  2. Whether the student has a roommate.
  3. The student's meal plan, if living on campus.
Tuberculosis Prevention Program

Students are required to have a tuberculin skin test upon arrival.

TB testing