Cost of attendance

Your cost of attendance is determined through an estimation of the following factors:

  • tuition and fees
  • books and supplies
  • housing expenses
  • transportation and personal/miscellaneous expenses

Your actual costs will vary depending upon your choices of housing and other expenses. We encourage you to develop a personal budget for the year based on your own actual costs.

Undergraduate budgets

The tuition and fees component is based on an average of lower and upper division costs (12-18 credits) in the fall and winter semesters.

2013-14 Fall/winter nine-month budget Undergraduate student - Michigan resident Undergraduate student - Non-Michigan resident
Budget component Living with parent Living away from home Living on campus Living with parent Living away from home Living On campus
Books and supplies 1,144 1,144 1,144 1,144 1,144 1,144
Room and board 2,107 8,989 9,269 2,107 8,989 9,269
Miscellaneous 1,826 2,154 2,006 1,826 2,154 2,006
Transportation 2,954 2,954 0 2,954 2,954 0
Estimated loan fee 73 73 73 73 73 73
Tuition and fees - 14 credits/semester ESTIMATE 10,090 10,090 10,090 21,522 21,522 21,522
Total ESTIMATED cost of attendance 18,194  25,404  22,582  29,626  36,836 34,014

Note: Estimated tuition costs for students charged under the Great Lakes Policy is $11,090.

Graduate budgets

The graduate tuition and fees component is based on enrollment for eight credit hours in the fall and winter semesters.

2013-14 Fall/winter nine-month budget Graduate student - Michigan resident Graduate student - Non-Michigan resident
Budget component Living with parent Living away from home Living on campus Living with parent Living away from home Living On campus
Books and supplies 1,144 1,144 1,144 1,144 1,144 1,144
Room and board 2,107 8,989 9,269 2,107 8,989 9,269
Miscellaneous 3,090 3,418 3,270 3,090 3,418 3,270
Transportation 2,954 2,954 0 2,954 2,954 0
Estimated loan fee 169 169 169 169 169 169
Tuition and fees - Eight credits/semester ESTIMATE 10,396 10,396 10,396 21,009 21,009 21,009
Tuition and fees - 14 credits/semester ESTIMATE - Pharmacy 19,004 19,004 19,004 37,029 37,029 37,029
Total ESTIMATED cost of attendance  19,860 27,070 24,248 30,473 37,683 34,861
Total ESTIMATED cost of attendance - Grad Pharmacy 27,204 34,414 31,592 45,229 52,439 49,617

Budget adjustments

Our standard budgets are a good-faith estimate of expenses a student will encounter in an academic year.

Certain budget components may be adjusted to include:

  • dependent care directly related to WSU attendance
  • costs related to a disability
  • computer purchase for educational purposes
  • costs to obtain a professional license
  • an allowance for reasonable costs directly related to your program of study

Important notes

  • A change is not guaranteed.
  • Even if your budget is adjusted, your aid eligibility might not change.
  • Budget adjustment approvals are based on the review of a financial aid professional.
  • This is an appeal process and your case may be denied.
  • Not all requests can be considered.
  • Budgets are based on the cost of full-time enrollment.
  • Your request for any additional costs may be denied if your actual tuition charge is less than the amount in your budget.

See the Budget Adjustment Appeal Form for information about required documentation.