2015-16 Academic Year

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 term.

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

More information on Room and Board rates can be found on the Residence Services website.

Dayton Campus

Estimated Undergraduate Expenses

Ohio Students Living on Campus
Expense Semester Year
Tuition (11-18 hours) $4,365 $8,730
Room, meals, activity and communications fee*  $4,652 $9,304
Books and Supplies** $700 $1,400
Total $9,717 $19,434
Non-Resident Students Living on Campus
Expense Semester Year
Tuition (11-18 hours) $8,549 $17,098
Room, meals, activity and communications fee* $4,652 $9,304
Books and Supplies** $700 $1,400
Total $13,901 $27,802
Commuting Students
Expense Semester Year
Tuition (11-18 hours) $4,365 $8,730
Books and Supplies** $700 $1,400
Total $5,065 $10,130

*Cost reflects double occupancy in the Woods Residential Community

**Estimate only


Undergraduate Tuition

11-18* Hours
Expense Cost
Tuition $4,365
Total Ohio Resident Tuition $4,365
Expense Cost
Non-Resident Tuition $4,184
Total Non-Resident Tuition $8,549
1-10.5 Hours
Expense Cost/Hour
Tuition $394/hour
Non-Resident Tuition $385/hour
Total Non-Resident Tuition/Hour $779/hour

*Per hour rates will be applied to each credit hour in excess of 18.


Additional Charges & Fees

Fee Cost
Late Registration Fee

$100 beginning day 1 through 14th day of 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
Transcript Fee $6/each
Transcript Fee: Express Mail $20/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)
Credit by Examination/Proficiency Test Fee $25
Credit by Examination $50/credit hour
International Student Fee $98
TK20 Assessment Fee $100 one-time fee/account active for 7 years
Late Payment $50-200
4-Payment Plan Enrollment Fee $10/term
3-Payment Plan Enrollment Fee $40/term
Payment Plan Late Fee $50
Health Insurance for Student

$598 Fall term

$535 Spring term

$503 Summer Term

*College of Engineering and Computer Science courses only.

**Laboratory and special courses not open to audit.

Lake Campus

Estimated Undergraduate Expenses

Ohio Resident Students Living at Lake Campus
Expense Semester Year
Tuition (11-18 hours) $2,921 $5,842
Double Room, including all utilities $2,200 $4,400
Books and Supplies** $700 $1,400
Total $6,321 $12,642
Non-Resident Students Living at Lake Campus
Expense Semester Year
Tuition (11-18 hours) $7,105 $14,210
Double Room, including all utilities $2,200 $4,400
Books and Supplies** $700 $1,400
Total $10,005 $20,010
Commuting Students
Expense Semster Year
Tuition (11-18 hours) $2,921 $5,842
Books and Supplies** $700 $1,400
Total $3,621 $7,242

**Estimate only


Undergraduate Tuition

11-18 Hours
Expense Cost
Tuition $2,921
Total Ohio Resident Tuition $2,921
Expense Cost
Non-Resident Tuition $4,184
Total Non-Resident Tuition $7,105
1-10.5 Hours
Expense Cost
Tuition $265/hour
Non-Resident Fee $385/hour
Total Non-Resident Fee/Hour $650/hour

Additional Charges & Fees

Fee Cost
Late Registration Fee

$100 beginning day 1 through 14th day of 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 rate as credit courses per hour**
First Year Program Fee $100
Transcript Fee $6/each
Transcript Fee: Express Mail $20/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)
Credit by Examination/Proficiency Test Fee $25
Credit by Examination $50/credit hour
International Student Fee $98
TK20 Assessment Fee $100 one-time fee/account active for 7 years
Late Payment $50-200
4-Payment Plan Enrollment Fee $10/term
3-Payment Plan Enrollment Fee $40/term
Payment Plan Late Fee $50
Health Insurance for Student

$598 Fall term

$535 Spring term

$503 Summer term

Lake Campus Program Fee
(3000- and 4000-level courses in BUS, EGR, NUR and courses required in these majors)

$57/credit hour

(Flat Rate of $627 for 11 or more hours)

*College of Engineering and Computer Science courses only.

Indiana Reciprocity Agreement

Exceptions for Non-Ohio Residents to Qualify for In-State Tuition

Under this agreement, Wright State University agrees to accept at Ohio resident tuition rates, any resident of the following counties of Indiana who enrolls and who satisfies all regular admission requirements (including those requirements of the specific course or program in which admission is sought).

This agreement is in effect June 30, 2015 - June 30, 2017, and may be renewed. Students who qualify for in-state tuition under this reciprocity agreement who remain actively enrolled at Wright State while completing their academic program will continue at the in-state tuition rate, even if the agreement expires.

To be considered for the in-state tuition rate, an Indiana student must:

  • Be a legal resident of one of the counties listed below.
  • Satisfy admission requirements and be officially admitted to Wright State University.
  • Complete the Request for In-State Tuition Status for Indiana Residents Form (PDF) and submit it to the Office of the Registrar at Wright State.
  • Provide any documentation to help prove IN resident status, if requested.
  • Be approved for in-state tuition before the first day of the term of application. Late applications will be considered for future terms.
Participating Indiana Counties
  • Adams
  • Allen
  • Blackford
  • Clark
  • Dearborn
  • Decatur
  • DeKalb
  • Delaware
  • Fayette
  • Floyd
  • Franklin
  • Harrison
  • Henry
  • Jay
  • Jefferson
  • Jennings
  • Noble
  • Ohio
  • Randolph
  • Ripley
  • Rush
  • Scott
  • Steuben
  • Switzerland
  • Union
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Wells