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.

Estimated Total Costs for Undergraduate Students

Academic Year 2017–18
Rates Ohio Resident
Ohio Resident
(Living on Campus)
Non-Ohio Resident
Tuition $4,365 $4,365 $8,804
Room, meals, activity and communications fee* N/A $4,825 $4,825
Books and supplies** $700 $700 $700
Total for 1 semester $5,065 $9,890 $14,329
Total for 2 semesters (fall and spring) $10,130 $19,780 $28,658

*Cost reflects double occupancy in the Woods Residential Community
**Estimate only

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, 2018, 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.

Take the Next Step

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