Why Wright State?


One of the things that matter most to us at Wright State University is keeping a quality education affordable for you and your family. That’s why our tuition is among the lowest in Ohio for four-year universities.

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Undergraduate Wright Guarantee 18-19 Estimated Total Costs

The Wright Guarantee Tuition Program guarantees the same annual cost of in-state tuition, housing rates and meal plans over a four-year college career for new incoming, degree-seeking undergraduate students starting in Fall 18 or Spring 19. For non-Ohio resident students, the out-of-state tuition is not guaranteed.

Rates Ohio Resident
Ohio Resident
(Living on Campus)
Non-Ohio Resident**
Undergraduate Tuition (11–18 hours)* $4,627 $4,627 $9,199
Undergraduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours) $417/hour $417/hour $838/hour
Campus Housing (Woods Double)*** N/A $2,816 $2,816
Meals (Raider 200 Meal Plan)**** N/A $1,830 $1,830
Activity/Communications/Hospitality Fees N/A $463 $463
Books and supplies***** $780 $780 $780
Total for 1 semester $5,407 $10,516 $15,088
Total for 2 semesters (fall and spring) $10,814 $21,032 $30,176

Undergraduate Non Guarantee Tuition

Undergraduate Non Guarantee Tuition (attended prior to Summer 2018)*

Rates Ohio Resident*** Non-Ohio Resident****
Undergraduate Tuition (11–18 hours)** $4,365 $8,937
Undergraduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours) $394/hour $815/hour

*Must attend at least one semester each academic year
**Per hour rates will be applied to each credit hour in excess of 18
***Future in-state tuition rates are determined by the Ohio General Assembly and the Wright State University Board of Trustees
****Non-Ohio resident portion of tuition ($4,572 or $421/hour) is determined annually by the Wright State University Board of Trustees

Graduate and Professional Tuition

2018–19 Graduate and Professional Tuition Rates
Rates Ohio Resident** Non-Ohio Resident**
Graduate Tuition (11–18 hours)* $7,149 $12,143
Graduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours) $660/hour $1,125/hour
School of Professional Psychology/
Doctor of Nursing Practice Tuition (11–18 hours)*
$8,390 $13,408
School of Professional Psychology/
Doctor of Nursing Practice Tuition (1–10.5 hours)
$778/hour $1,245/hour
Boonshoft School of Medicine Tuition (11 or more hours) $17,447 $26,177

* Per hour rates will be applied to each credit hour in excess of 18
** Rates determined annually by the Wright State University Board of Trustees. 

Financial Aid

We offer a variety of financial aid packages to reduce your out-of-pocket costs. On average, nearly 70 percent of all Wright State students are awarded some form of financial aid.

We have numerous scholarship opportunities for first-year students, with awards ranging from $500 to $20,000. Last year alone, we offered more than $27 million in student scholarships.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year so you are eligible for the highest possible amount of financial aid.

  • The FAFSA is available now. File by January 8, 2019, for priority aid consideration.
  • Visit fsaid.ed.gov to get your FSA ID to file. 

  • Wright State University’s FAFSA Code is 003078.

It’s easy to apply for scholarships at Wright State.

Academic Performance Scholarships are granted to eligible students at the time of admission to the university. Students must be admitted to the university by February 1, 2018, to qualify for these scholarships.

Students can submit ONE common application to apply for multiple donor-based scholarships funded through the Wright State University Foundation. The application will allow the university to automatically match students with any scholarships for which they are eligible. Final awards will be determined by various scholarship committees. Complete the Wright State Common Scholarship Application by January 8, 2018.

Learn more about financial aid options.

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