Become a Wayne State student
Individuals who are currently in high school or their highest earned degree is a high school diploma/GED. This includes individuals who completed college courses during high school as Dual Enrollment or Early Middle College students.
Students who began their undergraduate studies at another institution.
Individuals who have earned an undergraduate degree, such as a bachelor's, and are pursuing an advanced degree.
Individuals 25 and older who are interested in taking their first steps toward a college education.
Wayne State students who have taken a break of a year or more and are interested in re-enrolling.
Individuals who are not currently U.S. citizens or permanent residents; individuals with dual citizenship should apply as a U.S. citizen.
Our commitment to Warriors
We’ll meet you wherever you are in your educational journey so you can benefit from a world-class education and discover international and research opportunities that will help you reach your goals.
You’ll have 350-plus academic programs to choose from and many ways to connect with campus and begin making an impact locally and globally. Your time on campus may last only a few years, but you’ll be ready for a lifetime of success.
Tell me more
"I love the feeling that Wayne State is located in the heart of Detroit and the plethora of opportunities this university offers."— Nicollette Nadolna, public health major
Fund your future
Your education is an investment in your future — research shows that college graduates earn about 75% more over a lifetime than those whose schooling ended with a high school diploma, and your earning potential only increases if you decide to pursue a graduate degree.
Wayne State has the lowest tuition among Michigan’s research universities, but we know many students need additional financial support. We provide nearly $329 million annually in federal, state, institutional and private aid through scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs because we want you to focus on your career goals — not how you can afford to reach them. We'll help you get there by creating a unique aid package based on your needs and qualifications.