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Wayne State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$24,031 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,812 tuition
$10,550 on campus room & board
$1,212 books and supplies
$1,457 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$37,982 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,763 tuition
$10,550 on campus room & board
$1,212 books and supplies
$1,457 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$7,572 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
95% of students receive aid
48% get federal aid ($5,591 avg)
8% get state aid ($647 avg)
91% get institn'l aid ($7,572 avg)
45% get loans ($5,897 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.41% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.41% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $10,506 91%
Federal Grant Aid $5,591 48%
Pell Grants $4,844 47%
Other Federal Grants $1,917 19%
Institution Grant Aid $7,572 91%
State Grant Aid $647 8%
Student Loans $5,897 45%
Federal Loans $5,228 47%
Other Loans $8,531 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: April 30
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: March 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Wayne State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
656 West Kirby Street
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-2424
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $394
Out of State $904


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • khurrom from hamtramck, mi
  • I am a current student here

    kind of expensive to purchase supplies when they are custom made books. scholarship cover some of the tuition because of the student fees.

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  • 5
  • William from Wyandotte, MI
  • I am a current student here

    I live at home, (downriver area) and commute to school every day. I like the fact that I am close to home, I can keep my part time job, which helps me to pay my tuition and books, etc. There are a lot of teacher/professors who are able to help you when you need it. I love the campus.

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