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Washington State University

Washington State University
Washington State University

Washington State University (WSU, commonly pronounced Wazzu) is a public research university based in Pullman, Washington, in the Palouse region of the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1890, WSU is the state’s original and largest land-grant university and confers bachelor’s, master’s, professional and doctoral degrees, and offers more than 200 fields of study. The Washington State University is well known for its programs in chemical engineering, veterinary medicine, agriculture, animal science, food science, plant science, architecture, neuroscience, criminal justice and communications, as well as its atmospheric, biological chemistry, shock physics, sleep and wood materials research laboratories. It is ranked in the top-ten universities in the US in terms of clean technology and it is one of 96 public and private universities in America with “very high research activity,” as determined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

 

The Washington State University also operates branch campuses across Washington State University known as WSU Spokane, WSU Tri-Cities, and WSU Vancouver, all founded in 1989. These campuses award primarily bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Freshmen and sophomores were first admitted to the Vancouver campus in 2006 and to the Tri-Cities campus in 2007. The university also offers eight undergraduate degrees, a professional science masters and an online MBA to students around the world through WSU Online, formerly known as Distance Degree Programs. Total enrollment for the four campuses and WSU Online exceeds 25,900 students.  In 2009, this included a record 1,447 international students, the highest since 1994 when there were 1,442.

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Washington State University Tuition and Fees

Note: Active duty U.S. military personnel stationed in Washington, their spouses, and their children may be eligible for resident tuition. See Residency Information.

Note: WSU Online courses are not included in the tuition waiver program for Washington state employees.

2010-2011 Academic Year Tuition Rates (Fall 2010 – Summer 2011)
Tuition is based on several factors, including residency status, number of WSU credits you enroll in, and undergraduate/graduate standing.
Tuition rates are subject to annual review.
Tuition is due the first day of the semester. WSU does not send paper billing statements. Check your student account balance by selecting ‘Finance’ in myWSU to find out what you owe. Tuition Late Payment Fees
Note: There is a two credit minimum charge during the Fall and Spring semesters.Summer semester tuition is always charged per credit.
Academic seminar (one-credit face-to-face courses) tuition is $343 per credit for resident and non-resident students, and is in addition to the regular tuition fee. You may request remaining financial aid eligibility to cover the cost by selecting the Special Fees option on the Academic Year Revision Request Form. More information
Math 091 and Math 099are not calculated in WSU tuition, and the fee for these courses will be based on residency as follows:

  • Resident: $433.10
  • Non-resident: $584.60
  • International student: $1,293.10
UCOLL 301tuition is as follows, and is in addition to the regular tuition fee:

  • Resident: $430.00
  • Non-resident: $632.00
Resident Status Credits Undergraduate Graduate
Resident
WA resident tuition is the same as on-campus tuition, whether a student is an online or a campus-based student.*Full-time financial aid packages are based on 12 credits for undergraduates. 
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Engineering & Technology Management tuition rates are available here.
Part-time (less than 10 credits) $430 per credit $443 per credit
Full-time (10-18 credits)* $4,296 $4,426
Over 18 credits $404 per credit (in addition to full-time tuition) $417 per credit
Non-resident
Non-resident tuition per credit hour for online students, including international students living outside the U.S., is different than non-resident tuition for campus-based students.*Full-time financial aid packages are based on 12 credits for undergraduates. 
More information
Engineering & Technology Management tuition rates are available here.
Part-time (less than 10 credits) $632 per credit $651 per credit
Full-time (10-18 credits)* $6,315 $6,512
Over 18 credits $606 per credit (in addition to full-time tuition) $625 per credit

Fees

Textbooks

Many courses offered through WSU Online have required textbooks. Students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks, and typically order their textbooks online from WSU’s book store, The Bookie, Too.

Media Rental Fees

Many courses offered through WSU Online have required media or other course materials (e.g., Media Online, DVDs, CDs). Media provided by WSU will be charged to students’ acccounts to be paid with tuition. Some courses may require students to obtain certain titles by renting them from a local media rental/purchase outlet.

Lab Kit Fees

Some courses have lab kits that will be automatically sent to you when you register for a course. Do not return opened lab kits.

The fees for media and lab kits are listed in the WSU Online course descriptions and are charged to students’ accounts to be paid with WSU tuition.

Proctoring Fees

Some WSU Online courses may require you to take proctored exams, which are exams taken under the supervision of an acceptable proctor. Some proctors charge a fee to the student for proctoring services. When contacting a local proctor, students will want to inquire about a proctoring charge.

WSU Writing Portfolio Fees

WSU Online students completing the WSU Writing Portfolio will be assessed $36.70 in fees ($20 from WSU Online and $16.70 from WSU)on their student account for the costs associated with administering the portfolio.

 

Schools and Colleges of Washington State University

Majors and minors – WSU offers 95 majors, 86 minors, and more than 100 certificates and in-major specializations, so your education will reflect your personal interests and strengths.

Washington State University News

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