Students should be prepared to pay miscellaneous costs as noted below, in addition to tuition, fees, room and board.
Books and Supplies
Textbooks typically cost an average of $600 per semester. Books are purchased separately and available through the WSC Bookstore. If you have excess financial aid, you may be eligible to purchase your books five days before classes begin through the fifth day of classes in the fall and spring semester (second day of classes during the summer semester) and have the charges applied to your student account.
Each student is provided a CAT CARD for use in the U.S. Conn Library, Dining Hall, Cat's Corner, Jitters, Red Mango, Recreation Center and for campus activities. The CAT CARD should be kept by the student from year to year. New students will have their photo taken during New Student Registration in the summer. Cards will be printed and distributed to students during New Student Registration. Replacement cards can be obtained from the Campus Service Center at a cost of $20.00 per replacement card.
The cost of a parking permit is included in the mandatory student fees. Students can make a request for a parking permit via the parking permit link through WildcatsOnline. You will see the permit link at the top of the dashboard once you log in (link available in July).
Fees for Specific Courses
Students registering in some courses may be assessed a course, lab or lesson fee. These fees are generally charged for private music lessons, science laboratory courses, etc. These fees are included on your Billing Statement and should be paid along with your tuition and fees.
Course and lab fees: Varies. See Catalog/Class Schedule for specific courses.
New Student Orientation Fee: $95 (only paid by freshmen students enrolling for the first time and is a one-time fee)
Matriculation/processing fee: $15 (only paid by students enrolling for the first time and is a one-time fee)
Late payment fee: 2% (max $100) (if bill is not paid in full or acceptable payment arrangements have not been made by due date)
Music locker rental: $10
Music instrument rental fee: $10
Returned check charge: $30
- Undergraduate/Baccalaureate: $50
- Graduate/Master's: $75