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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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2023-24 Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Tuition

 
Undergraduate tuition rate Per credit hour
Resident / Nebraska Access Program* (WSC campus or College Center) $192
Non-Resident (WSC campus, College Center) $192
Online program rate $309

*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.

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Meal Plans

 
Residence hall meal plans Cost per semester
Unlimited meals + $150 flex cash* $2,395
225 meals + $350 flex cash* $2,275
190 meals + $250 flex cash* $1,835
100 meals + $300 flex cash* $1,180
Commuter meal plans  
75 meals + $150 flex cash* $870
50 meals $425

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Housing

 
Housing (per semester) Standard Room Single Room Premium Room
Berry $2,165 NA $2,760
Morey $2,275 NA $2,905
Anderson, Neihardt, Terrace $2,460 $3,110 $3,135
Pile, Bowen $2,570 $3,155 $3,200
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Graduate Tuition

Graduate tuition rate Per credit hour
Nebraska resident (WSC campus) $240
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, North Dakota or Wisconsin resident (WSC campus) $360
Non-Resident / full rate (WSC campus) $480
Non-Resident (College Center) $241
Online program rate (MSE Curriculum and Instruction, MSE Special Education) $370
Online program rate (MBA, MSOM, MSE School Administration, MSE Counseling, Interdisciplinary Studies) $392

Cost Calculator

These figures do not include indirect cost estimates. For estimated additional costs you may incur while attending WSC that are not billed to your student account, see the breakdown. The estimages shown here are for a full academic year. The actual cost of attendance budget will be prorated based on weeks of enrollment.

 

 

Most Affordable College in Nebraska

Wayne State College has been ranked "The Most Affordable College in Nebraska" for 2023-24 (College Affordability Guide, 2023). 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 $3,381* for undergraduate students after financial aid and scholarships.
*Institutional data, estimated for 2023-24

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance 2023-24 Nebraska Resident Non-Resident
Wayne State College $16,803 $16,803
University of Nebraska-Kearney $19,836 $19,836
University of Nebraska-Omaha $19,980 $23,248 - $33,968
Bellevue University $21,403 $21,403
University of Nebraska-Lincoln $22,284 $39,414
College of St. Mary $31,990 $31,990
Hastings College $47,820 $47,820
Concordia University $49,550 $49,550
Midland University $50,096 $50,096
Doane University $52,106 $52,106
Nebraska Wesleyan $53,788 $53,788
Creighton University $60,514 $60,514

  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 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 for undergraduate students who borrowed federal loans, as of 2022.
Sources: *Institutional data; **The College Investor; ***EducationData.org

$18,661*WSC Students$31,551**Nebraska Average$37,338***National Average

Average total debt for undergraduate students who borrowed federal loans, as of 2022.
Sources: *Institutional data; **The College Investor; ***EducationData.org

Average total debt for undergraduate students who borrowed federal loans, as of 2022.
Sources: *Institutional data; **The College Investor; ***EducationData.org

$18,661*WSC Students$31,551**Nebraska Average$37,338***National Average

Average total debt for undergraduate students who borrowed federal loans, as of 2022.
Sources: *Institutional data; **The College Investor; ***EducationData.org

Or, graduate with zero debt

 

35%

More than one-third of WSC students graduated
with zero student loan debt in 2021.
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: [email protected]


Student Financial Services