Paying for College
Tuition and Fees
One of the things that matter most to us at Wright State 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.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Online students are eligible for federal, state, and institutional financial aid. You must be in a degree program and meet all federal or state mandates related to aid eligibility.
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, with awards ranging from $500 to $20,000. Last year alone, we offered more than $27 million in student scholarships.
Ways to Save
- You are already saving on fuel, food, housing, and some fees by being enrolled in online classes.
- Many courses use digital textbooks or online reference materials, saving you money on purchasing books.
- The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Scholarship can be worth thousands of dollars each year to graduate students who are civilian or active-duty military personnel at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, or Air Force Reservists who are active participants in a unit of WPAFB, or their spouses or dependents who wish to pursue graduate degrees.
- Some Indiana residents may qualify for special in-state tuition rates. Check the Ohio Residency Policy
Online students have the same restrictions as students who take classes on campus or in the hybrid environment. You must meet certain criteria to be eligible or maintain eligibility for Federal Student Aid:
- Provide a valid Social Security number (SSN) when filing the FAFSA (exception if the student is from the Republic of Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau);
- If required, register for selective service;
- Be a U.S. citizen or national, a U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizen, or a citizen of the Freely Associated States;
- Enroll in an eligible program. Must be a degree seeking or teacher licensure/endorsement program;
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress each academic year;
- Meet enrollment requirements;
- Cannot be convicted of a federal or state drug charge;
- Not in default on a Federal Student Aid Loan or owe an overpayment on a Federal Student Aid grant or loan and has not made a repayment arrangement for the default or overpayment;
- Have financial need for some types of aid programs;
- Eligibility is limited for students who are incarcerated depending on the type of institution;
- Eligibility is limited for students who were incarcerated but are now subject to an involuntary civil commitment.