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 accepted your financial aid and scholarship(s) and qualify to receive a book advance to use at the WSC Bookstore, you may purchase your books and supplies as early as three weeks before classes begin through the fifth day of classes in the fall and spring semester (second day of classes during the summer semester). The charges will be applied to your student account. You will receive your remaining financial aid refund AFTER school starts. Please review the college’s financial aid refund processing policies for more information.
Book advances are not free, nor are they additional funds; they are an advance of your anticipated financial aid and are for educational expenses only. You must meet all terms and conditions for your financial aid. Spend the money wisely! Use the funds to purchase the required books and supplies for your classes. If you receive a book advance and are later found ineligible, you are responsible for returning the funds back to the college. If you receive a book advance and decide not to attend school, you are responsible for repaying the amount you received. You may pay out-of-pocket for your books at any time. The bookstore credit available is set at $600 per semester. Please call or email the Student Financial Services Office if you wish to increase your credit limit and you have additional financial aid credit available.
Note: Past due debts will prevent a book advance from generating. Federal or refundable scholarship aid used for bookstore purchases will reduce your refund check.
Each student is provided a CAT card for use in the U.S. Conn Library, Dining Hall, Cat's Corner, Jitters, 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 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: $70
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: $60
- Graduate/Master's: $85