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Wayne State College provides an excellent education at an amazing value, so you won't graduate with a mountain of debt.

One Rate at Wayne State

In recognition of the value of a diverse student population and the fact that WSC's service region extends beyond the Nebraska borders, all undergraduate students will receive in-state tuition, beginning Fall 2021.
Does not apply to online programs.

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*Undergraduate, non-resident students are subject to an additional $1 per credit hour for the One Rate Waiver.

 

2021-22 Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Tuition

 
Undergraduate tuition rate Per credit hour
Resident / Nebraska Access Program* (WSC campus or College Center) $186
Non-Resident** (WSC campus, College Center) $187
Online program rate $299

*The Nebraska Access Program automatically awards resident rates to all non-resident, incoming freshmen who are in the upper half of their high school class, or have a 3.25 GPA, or an ACT score of at least 22 or an SAT of at least 1100.

**Undergraduate, non-resident students who do not qualify for the Nebraska Access Program are subject to an additional $1 per credit hour for the One Rate Waiver.

All tuition and fees

Meal Plans

 
Residence hall meal plans Cost per semester
Unlimited meals + $150 flex cash* $2,185
225 meals + $350 flex cash* $2,075
190 meals + $250 flex cash* $1,675
100 meals + $300 flex cash* $1,080
Commuter meal plans  
75 meals + $150 flex cash* $795
50 meals $390

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Housing

 
Housing (per semester) Standard Room Single Room Premium Room
Berry, Morey $2,065 NA $2,625
Anderson $2,340 NA $2,980
Neihardt, Terrace $2,340 $2,965 $2,980
Bowen $2,390 NA $3,030
Pile $2,390 $2,995 $3,030
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Graduate Tuition

Graduate tuition rate Per credit hour
Nebraska resident (WSC campus) $232.50
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, North Dakota or Wisconsin resident (WSC campus) $348.75
Non-Resident / full rate (WSC campus) $465
Non-Resident (College Center) $233.50
Online program rate (MSE Curriculum and Instruction, MSE Special Education) $359
Online program rate (MBA, MSOM, MSE School Administration, MSE Counseling, Interdisciplinary Studies) $380

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Most Affordable College in Nebraska

Wayne State College has been ranked "The Most Affordable College in Nebraska" for 2020-21 (College Affordability Guide). When stacked up to other Nebraska colleges and universities, it's clear to see how WSC earned the title. What's more, the average remaining cost of attendance was $1,284* for undergraduate students after financial aid and scholarships in 2021.
*Institutional data

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance 2021-22 Nebraska Resident Non-Resident
Wayne State College $16,908 $16,938*
University of Nebraska-Omaha $19,670 $22,844 - $33,252
University of Nebraska-Kearney $20,434 $20,434
University of Nebraska-Lincoln $22,792 $40,022
Bellevue University $26,804 $26,804
College of St. Mary $30,648 $30,648
Hastings College $44,400 $44,400
Midland University $44,700 $44,700
Concordia University $46,800 $46,800
Doane University $49,380 $49,380
Nebraska Wesleyan $50,556 $50,556
Creighton University $57,424 $57,424


*The new One Rate at Wayne State offers in-state tuition for all undergraduate students taking on-campus courses beginning Fall 2021. Undergraduate, non-resident rates are subject to an additional $1 per credit hour for the One Rate Waiver. 

  Costs comparisons above include tuition (30 credit hours), fees, room, board, and average books and supplies for one year calculated from information available on college websites.

Committed to Affordability

Wayne State College is one of the most affordable four-year institutions around, but that does not mean we lack anything. We are simply committed to keeping college affordable and accessible for students. We work hard to pair you with great scholarships, grants, and other opportunities, and even to earn money while you attend. And, in some cases, it allows students not to borrow at all.

 

Our Tuition Guarantee

You don't have to let costs get in the way of investing in your future. We guarantee that all Pell-qualified Nebraska students can attend Wayne State College tuition-free. Qualified first-time freshman and transfer students pursuing an undergraduate degree will receive a combination of federal grants, state or private grants, college remissions, or Foundation scholarships to fill any tuition gap left after the Pell Grant. 

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Graduate with less debt

Average total debt of students who borrowed loans
and graduated in 2020.
Sources: *Institutional data; **Experian.com

21,642*WSC Students32,838**Nebraska Average38,792**National Average

Average total debt of students who borrowed loans
and graduated in 2020.
Sources: *Institutional data; **Experian.com

Average total debt of students who borrowed loans
and graduated in 2020.
Sources: *Institutional data; **Experian.com

21,642*WSC Students32,838**Nebraska Average38,792**National Average

Average total debt of students who borrowed loans
and graduated in 2020.
Sources: *Institutional data; **Experian.com

Or, graduate with zero debt

 

35%

More than one-third of WSC students graduated
with zero student loan debt in 2020.
Source: Institutional data

 

Paying for College

Not only does Wayne State offer the region's most affordable tuition, we offer many ways to help pay for college. Learn more about our 200+ scholarships and the many types of financial aid available.

Student Financial Services

Need help determining your costs, apply for financial aid, or making payments? We're here to help!

Hahn Administration 104
Hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Phone: 402-375-7229
Toll-Free: 800-228-9972 ext.7229
Fax: 402-375-7067
Email: sfs@wsc.edu


Student Financial Services