Wright Guarantee 2018-19 Tuition, Housing, and Meal Plans

The Wright Guarantee 2018–19 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 2018 or Spring 2019. For non-Ohio resident students, the out-of-state tuition is not guaranteed.

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Wright Guarantee 2018–19 Estimated Total Costs

Rates Ohio Resident
Ohio Resident
(Living on Campus)
Non-Ohio Resident**
Undergraduate Tuition (11–18 hours)* $4,627 $4,627 $9,336
Undergraduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours) $417/hour $417/hour $851/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***** $792 $792 $792
Total for 1 semester $5,419 $10,528 $15,237
Total for 2 semesters (fall and spring) $10,814 $21,056 $30,474

*Per hour rates will be applied to each credit hour in excess of 18
**Non-Ohio resident portion of tuition ($4,709 or $434/hour) is not guaranteed
***Cost reflects double occupancy for a Woods room. Learn more about the cost of Dayton Campus housing.
****Default meal plan for residential dormitory students. Learn more about the cost of meal plans.
*****Estimate only—not guaranteed
Costs do not include course or program fees

Wright Guarantee 2018–19 Tuition Costs (Per Semester)

Rates Ohio Resident Non-Ohio Resident**
Undergraduate Tuition (11–18 hours)* $4,627 $9,336
Undergraduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours) $417/hour $851/hour

*Per hour rates will be applied to each credit hour in excess of 18
**Non-Ohio resident portion of tuition ($4,572 or $421/hour) is not guaranteed.

Wright Guarantee 2018–19 Housing Costs

Residence Hall/Apartment Room Type 2018–19 Rate
Hamilton Super Single $3,251
Hamilton Double $2,645
Hamilton Double Deluxe $2,938
Hamilton Triple $2,367
Honors Double $2,970
Woods Single $3,220
Woods Super Single $3,514
Woods Double $2,816
Woods Double Deluxe $3,193
Woods Triple $2,600
Forest Lane Quad $2,759
Forest Lane Studio $3,500
Forest Lane Small 2 Bedroom $3,661
Forest Lane Large 2 Bedroom $4,140
College Park Quad $3,060
University Park Quad $3,060
Village Efficiency $2,567
Village Deluxe Efficiency $2,931
Village I Bedroom $3,329
Village 2 Bedroom $3,787
Communications Fee (Per Person)   200
Activity Fee (Per Person)   60

Visit the Residence Life and Housing website to learn more.

Wright Guarantee 2018–19 Meal Plans

Weekly Meal Plan Options
Name WrightSwipes/Week
(Reset Sunday at 1 a.m.)
Dining Dollars
(Roll over from fall to spring semester)
Raider Cash
(Never expires)
Raider 10 10  $325  $10 $1,666
RaiderUP 10 10  $675  $10 $1,811
Raider 12 12  $200  $10 $1,666
RaiderUP 12 12  $500  $10 $1,830
Raider 14 14  $200  $10 $1,711
RaiderUP 14 14  $325  $10 $1,830
Raider 19 19  $200  $10 $1,930
RaiderUP 19 19  $500  $575 $2,610
Semester Meal Plan Options
Name WrightSwipes/Semester
(Expires end of semester)
Dining Dollars
(Expires end of semester)
Raider Cash
(Never expires)
Rowdy 200 200
Limit 4 per day
$400 $10 $1,830
The 1850 N/A $1,850 $10 $1,860

*Price does not include $203 Hospitality/Residential Services Fee

+Price does not include $40 for freshman first weekend meals

Visit the Hospitality Services website to learn more.

Additional Charges and Fees

Fee Cost
Late Registration Fee $100 first day of the term. $100 per credit hour after 14th day of term
Non-Degree Application Fee $10
Undergraduate Admissions Degree Application Fee $30
Graduate Admissions Degree Application Fee $40
Graduation Application Fee $35
Technology Fee $20/credit hour/max $150*
Audit Fee Same as credit courses per hour**
First Year Program Fee $100
New Student Orientation $25
Transcript Fee (Electronic, Mail, Pickup) $9.25/each
Transcript Fee + Express Mail Fee $22.25/each
Returned Check/ACH Debit $25
Applied Music Fee: half-hour lesson $360 (voice), $330 (all others)
Applied Music Fee: one-hour lesson $720 (voice), $660 (all others)
Prior Learning Assessment First Attempt $150/course
Prior Learning Assessment Second Attempt $75/course
International Student Fee $150 (or $300 if sponsored by an organization)
TK20 Assessment Fee $100 one-time fee/account active for 7 years
Late Payment $50–200
4-Payment Plan Enrollment Fee $25/term
4-Payment Plan Enrollment Fee with Prior Term Balance $50/term
Payment Plan Late Fee $50/per late installment
Health Insurance for Students with more than 6 credit hours per term Fall 2019 $945, Spring 2019 $806, Summer 2020 $709
Counseling and Wellness Fee $20/term
Career Services Fee $25/term***
Dayton Campus Student Legal Services Fee $11/term

* College of Engineering and Computer Science courses only
** Laboratory and special courses not open to audit
*** Undergraduate, degree seeking students only

Tuition and Fees Explanation

Wright State University’s Board of Trustees reviews tuition and fees on an annual basis. Rates are generally approved in the spring for the upcoming Fall semester.

Wright State University reserves the right to make policy and fee changes. 

Wright State will not defer payment of fees or accept partial payments or postdated checks. Financial accounts are subject to audit at any time throughout a student’s enrollment or academic career.

Inclusive Courseware Fee


In an effort to protect students and insure their best interest, the U.S. Department of Education published new rules (34CFR668.161-167) via the Federal Register on October 30, 2015. The Program Integrity and Improvement rules require Wright State University to provide students the ability to opt out of fees charged to a student’s account that are associated with books and/or online access to course materials.

Inclusive Courseware Fees

Wright State University takes your education seriously. In addition to negotiating substantial discounts, we coordinate with Barnes & Noble and the publisher to deliver your books and online access to course materials through Pilot, so it is available the first day of class. Learn more about Inclusive Courseware. Opting out of the Inclusive Courseware Fee, and the automatic delivery of the electronic book and/or access to online course materials, will hinder your success in this class and IS NOT recommended.

Completing the Opt-Out Process

Students who wish to exercise their right to opt out of Inclusive Courseware Fees should download the Inclusive Courseware Fee Opt Out Form (PDF) complete, sign, and submit the form at RaiderConnect, 130 Student Union.

All forms must be received by the end of the 100 percent tuition refund period to be considered for removal of the Inclusive Courseware Fee from the student account. Review the Academic Calendar for important semester specific dates, deadlines, and refund period information.