Wayne State University is committed to making education affordable and accessible to all students, and has the lowest tuition rate of the state’s three major research universities (Michigan State University and the University of Michigan are the others). Many students receive financial assistance that helps them afford to live in a university residence hall. These facilities are only steps away from libraries, labs, classrooms and the Student Center Building, providing students an important residential experience and closer connection to campus life. WSU students received more than $338 million in financial aid in 2015-16.