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Wright Guarantee 2019–20 Tuition, Housing, and Meal Plans

The Wright Guarantee 2019–20 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 2019 or Spring 2020. For non-Ohio resident students, the out-of-state tuition is not guaranteed.

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Wright Guarantee 2019–20 Estimated Total Costs

Rates Ohio Resident
Ohio Resident
(Living on Campus)
Non-Ohio Resident**
Undergraduate Tuition (11–18 hours)* $4,789 $4,789 $9,498
Undergraduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours) $431/hour $431/hour $865/hour
Campus Housing (Woods Double)*** N/A $2,300 $2,300
Meals (Raider 200 Meal Plan)**** N/A $1,939 $1,939
Activity/Communications/Hospitality Fees N/A $463 $463
Books and supplies***** $700 $700 $700
Total for one semester $5,489 $10,191 $14,900
Total for two semesters (fall and spring) $10,978 $20,382 $29,800

*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 2019–20 Tuition Costs (Per Semester)

Rates Ohio Resident Non-Ohio Resident**
Undergraduate Tuition (11–18 hours)* $4,789 $9,498
Undergraduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours) $431/hour $865/hour

*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.

Wright Guarantee 2019–20 Housing Costs (Per Semester)

Residence Hall/Apartment Room Type 2021–22 Rate
Hamilton Super Single $2,700
Hamilton Double N/A
Hamilton Double Deluxe N/A
Hamilton Triple N/A
Honors Super Single $3,619
Honors Double $2,300
Woods Single $3,284
Woods Super Single $3,619
Woods Double $2,300
Woods Double Deluxe $2,700
Woods Triple $2,100
Forest Lane Quad N/A
Forest Lane Studio $2,500
Forest Lane Small Two Bedroom $2,500
Forest Lane Large Two Bedroom $2,750
College Park Quad $2,091
University Park Quad $2,091
Village Efficiency $2,567
Village Deluxe Efficiency $2,931
Village One Bedroom $3,329
Village Two Bedroom $3,787
Village Two Bedroom Split $1,894
Communications Fee (Per Person)   $200
Activity Fee (Per Person)   $60

Visit the Residence Life and Housing website to learn more.

Wright Guarantee 2019–20 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       N/A
RaiderUP 10       N/A
Raider 12 12  $200  $10 $1,765
RaiderUP 12       N/A
Raider 14 14  $200  $10 $1,813
RaiderUP 14       N/A
Raider 19 19  $200  $10 $2,045
RaiderUP 19       N/A
Semester Meal Plan Options
Name WrightSwipes/Semester
(Expires end of semester)
Dining Dollars
(Expires end of semester)
Raider Cash
(Never expires)
Rowdy 100 100
Limit 4 per day
$200 $10 $947
Rowdy 200 200
Limit 4 per day
$400 $10 $1,939
The 1850       N/A
The 1500 N/A $1,500 $10 $1,510

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

+Price does not include $40 for first-year student 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
Four-Payment Plan Enrollment Fee $25/term
Four-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.