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Tuition & Fee Information

 

Class Ranking
Lower and Upper Division is determined according to the number of credits which an undergraduate student has completed. The classifications are:

Lower Division – Freshman: 0 to 28.99 credits, inclusive
Sophomore: 29 to 55.99 credits, inclusive
Upper Division – Junior: 56 to 87.99 credits, inclusive
Senior: 88 credits and above

Course Material Fees
Courses listed as having special fees require payment of the fee in addition to the tuition. The fee may be cancelled when the course is officially dropped within the tuition cancellation period. For additional information, contact the Department offering the course.

Dropping Classes
Students must drop classes via the Web by logging into Pipeline. If a student has a hold and needs help dropping the class then they should send an e-mail request from their WSU e-mail account to registration@wayne.edu. The e-mail must be sent within the tuition cancellation period and include all applicable class information.  Please refer to the Registration Calendar for the specific tuition cancellation dates.

Employee & Dependent Tuition Benefits
Please refer to the Total Compensation and Wellness website for complete details

Fitness Center Maintenance Fee
The Fitness Center Maintenance Fee is assessed to all students each term of enrollment.  The revenue is used for maintenance and is not a usage fee. The fee is subject to cancellation only when all classes are dropped within the tuition cancellation period.  For all other drops or withdrawals, the fee is non-refundable.

Great Lakes Tuition Policy - Undergraduate Students Only
Undergraduate students who reside in a state or Canadian province that borders on a Great Lake will be eligible to pay a rate that is equal to 110% of the Michigan resident rate. This tuition discount program will replace the Good Neighbor tuition waiver for undergraduate students. Undergraduate students who were admitted/enrolled under the Good Neighbor tuition discount policy (up to and including Fall term 2013) will continue to be eligible for the benefits of the Good Neighbor tuition discount for the 2013-2014 academic year. Beginning in the 2014-15 academic year, undergraduate students formerly eligible for the Good Neighbor discount (100% of the differential between resident and non-resident rates) will be eligible for the Great Lakes discount, at 110% of the resident rate.

Ohio/Ontario Good Neighbor Policy - Graduate Students Only
Graduate non-resident students who are residents of Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa and Williams counties in Ohio or Ontario, Canada and enroll at Wayne State University in eligible academic programs will have the non-resident portion of tuition waived. This tuition benefit does not apply to certain academic programs, including School of Medicine MD program and the Doctor of Pharmacy program.Please refer to the  Tuition and Fee Regulations for additional details.

Student Service Fee (formerly called Omnibus Fee)
The Student Service Fee is used primarily to maintain, upgrade and replace student computing and technology resources on campus. A small portion is also used to fund student activities on campus, and to enhance programs directed toward improving on-campus activities, including athletics. The Student Service Fee is assessed to all students. Please refer to the  Tuition and Fees Rate Chart for the current term's rate.

Matriculation Fee

New undergraduate freshman and transfer students will pay a $250.00 Matriculation Fee beginning in the Fall term 2014.  This fee will replace the Orientation Fee and the Graduation Application Fee.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

Current rules and regulations regarding the residency policy may be found in the University Bulletin and are attached to the Application for Residency Classification. The rules and regulations are subject to change without notice by action of the Board of Governors and the University reserves the right to correct errors in a student's residency classification at any time. After enrolling a student may challenge the initial classification made by the Office of Admissions by filing an Application for Residency Classification with Registration and Scheduling. Applications for Residence Classification must be received by:

  • September 30 for the Fall Term and the Medical Year Term
  • January 31 for the Winter Term
  • July 31 for the Spring/Summer Term

Deadlines falling on weekends will be extended to the next business day. Applications received after these dates will be processed for the following term. Please contact Records and Registration at (313) 577-8193 for additional information

Qualifying for in-state tuition

Students can qualify for in-state tuition by graduating from an accredited Michigan high school (after at least three years of attendance) or by earning a Michigan GED and enrolling at WSU within 28 months after receiving the high school degree. An individual does not need to be a legal resident of Michigan or a citizen of the United States to qualify for in-state tuition.

Senior Citizen Reduced Tuition (excludes Law, MD and Doctor of Pharmacy programs)
Students 60 years of age or older on the first day of classes for the term are entitled to a 75% reduction of the regular tuition rate. Students are responsible for the entire amount of the Registration Fee, Fitness Center Fee, Student Service Fees and any class related fees. Eligible students must submit proof of age (e.g., copy of Michigan Driver's License or Birth Certificate) by mailing it to Records and Registration located at 5057 Woodward, 5th Floor, Detroit, 48202. The document can be faxed to (313) 577-7870, include name and I.D. number. If additional information is needed, contact the Student Service Center at (313) 577-2100 or by email to studentservice@wayne.edu.

Tuition and Fee Payments

Student Financial Obligation for Payment of Tuition and Fees
By completing registration for a semester students become financially responsible for payment of all applicable fees by the published due date(s). Payments not received by the due date(s) are subject to collection, attorney, and litigation costs, which also become a financial obligation of the student. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with their electronic bill (eBill) and billing and payment dates.

Additionally, accounts must be current to maintain enrollment eligibility and to request and receive official University documents and services. If you have questions, or require additional information, please contact the Student Accounts Receivable Office website or at (313) 577-2100.

Payment Methods
Numerous alternatives for tuition and fee payments are provided for students convenience. Please refer to the Student Accounts Receivable Office website for complete details.

Late Payment Fees
Please refer to the Office of the Bursar for Late Payment Fee information and assessment schedule.

A complete list of billing and payment due dates is posted on the Cashier's Office website under Billing and Payment Dates.

Delinquent Prior Term Balances
Students who register for classes owing a prior term balance are subject to course cancellation if payment in full is not received by the last day of the term for which the balance is due. Personal checks are not accepted for prior term balances. Payment must be made by CASH, CERTIFIED CHECK, or MONEY ORDER.

Billing and Payment Dates
Please refer to the Cashier's Office website for current Billing and Payment Dates

Tuition and Fee Rates
Students are assessed tuition each semester based on their college, level, year in school, academic program, residency, and credit hours. Please refer to the  Tuition and Fee Chart for a complete listing of the current term's rates.

A Tuition Calculator is available to help students determine their tuition and fees for a particular term. The tool is easy to use and only requires four student-type specifications.

Students with questions concerning their tuition and fee assessment may contact Records and Registration at (313) 577-2100, or by email to studentservice@wayne.edu.

Tuition and Fee Regulations 
In conformity with the basic tuition and fee schedule adopted by the Board of Governors, the President has authorized the enclosed Tuition and Fee Regulations, superseding all previous regulations concerning tuition and fees. Questions concerning Tuition and Fee Regulations should be referred to Linda K. Falkiewicz, University Registrar at (313) 577-3550 or by email to registrar@wayne.edu.

Tuition Cancellation
Students are contractually liable for tuition unless they take official action during the tuition cancellation period to drop classes. The registration fee is not subject to cancellation and is non-refundable.  Please refer to the Registration Calendar for the specific tuition cancellation dates.

Questions concerning registration or assessment should be directed to Records and Registration at (313) 577-2100. Classes for which a grade has been earned may not be dropped.

Financial aid recipients should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (313) 577-2100 or by email to studentservice@wayne.edu before processing an official drop to determine the effect of this action upon their financial aid.

Cancellations are computed on tuition assessed. The amount cancelled will be credited to the student's account. If this results in an overpayment, a refund may be requested from the Student Accounts Receivable Office by calling (313) 577-2100. If the credit is not sufficient to cover the outstanding balance, the student is responsible for the remainder and must pay in accordance with the billing and payment dates to avoid late payment fees.

Tuition Cancellation - Special Adjustments
The University Registrar is authorized to make adjustments in the application of the Tuition and Fee Assessments' and Enrollment policies when unusual circumstances warrant. Circumstances, which may warrant special tuition cancellation, are serious illness or death of an immediate family member, or misadvisement by a University representative. Tuition cannot be cancelled for reasons such as changes in work schedule or other employment demands,or for reasons that are within the control of the student. Non-Attendance, by itself, is not an acceptable reason for not dropping a class in a timely manner.

The University Non-Attendance Policy will allow tuition cancellation only for students in their first term at Wayne State University. Instructors for all courses must verify the student did not attend classes after the tuition cancellation deadline. This policy is designed to provide relief to those students who in their first semester at Wayne State may not be familiar with the University's Tuition Cancellation Policy.

A medical withdrawal is a complete withdrawal from all courses.  For approved requests, the University Medical Withdrawal Policy will grant 100% tuition and fee cancellation if a student stops attending ALL classes before the end of the 10th week of the scheduled class meeting period in a full fall/winter term.  Medical documentation will need to confirm that medical attention was provided during this time period.  For medical withdrawals occurring during the 11th or 12th week, tuition cancellation will be granted at the rate of 60%.  There is no tuition cancellation after the twelfth week of the term.  These periods are adjusted proportionally for courses that do not run the full term.  Students are required to submit a Request for Medical Withdrawal application, including medical reports from the attending physician(s).

 All special adjustment requests must be received by the Registrar's Office by:

  • Winter Term - July 1
  • Spring/Summer Term - November 1
  • Fall Term - March 1

If the deadline falls on a weekend, it will be extended to the next business day. Applications must be received by the filing deadline date because exceptions to the deadline are not granted. Please contact Records and Registration at (313) 577-8193 for additional information.

Financial aid recipients should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (313) 577-2100 or by email to studentservice@wayne.edu before submitting an application to determine the effect of this action upon their financial aid.

Tuition Cancellation Dates
Please refer to the Registration Calendar for term specific tuition cancellation dates.

Tuition and Fees may be cancelled in accordance with the following schedule when students officially drop from classes.

  • Classes meeting 9 - 15 weeks: Students who officially withdraw from scheduled classes before the 3rd week of classes are entitled to a 100% tuition cancellation and 0% thereafter.
  • Classes meeting 4 - 8 weeks: Students who officially withdraw from scheduled classes before the 2nd week of classes are entitled to a 100% tuition cancellation and 0% thereafter.
  • Classes meeting fewer than 4 weeks: Students who officially withdraw from scheduled classes before the first day of classes are entitled to a 100% tuition cancellation and 0% thereafter.
  • Classes meeting 16 - 27 weeks: Students who officially withdraw from scheduled classes before the 4th week of classes are entitled to a 100% tuition cancellation and 0% thereafter.
  • Classes meeting 28 or more weeks: Students who officially withdraw from scheduled classes before the 7th week of classes are entitled to a 100% tuition cancellation and 0% thereafter.