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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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*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.

2020-21 Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate Tuition

 
Undergraduate tuition rate Per credit hour
Resident / Nebraska Access Program* (WSC campus or College Center) $186
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin resident (WSC campus) $279
Non-Resident / full rate (WSC campus) $372
Non-Resident (College Center) $187
Online program rate $299

The new One Rate at Wayne State will offer in-state tuition for all undergraduate students taking on-campus courses beginning Fall 2021.

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Meal Plans

 
Residence hall meal plans Cost per semester
Unlimited meals + $150 flex cash* $2,145
225 meals + $350 flex cash* $2,040
190 meals + $250 flex cash* $1,645
100 meals + $300 flex cash* $1,060
Commuter meal plans  
75 meals + $150 flex cash* $785
50 meals $385

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Housing

 
Housing (per semester) Standard Room Single Room Premium Room
Berry, Morey $2,065 NA $2,625
Anderson $2,220 NA $2,825
Neihardt, Pile, Terrace $2,330 $2,965 $2,980
Bowen $2,370 NA $3,015
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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 $1,478* for undergraduate students after financial aid and scholarships in 2020.
*Institutional data

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance 2020-21 Resident Non-Resident
Wayne State College $16,838 $22,418
University of Nebraska-Kearney $19,094 $25,641
University of Nebraska-Omaha $19,452 $33,034
University of Nebraska-Lincoln $22,876 $39,006
York College $27,700 $27,700
College of St. Mary $30,218 $30,218
Midland University $43,232 $43,232
Hastings College $44,560 $44,560
Concordia University $45,040 $45,040
Nebraska Wesleyan $47,112 $47,112
Doane University $48,100 $48,100
Creighton University $55,818 $55,818


The new One Rate at Wayne State will offer in-state tuition for all undergraduate students taking on-campus courses beginning Fall 2021. Costs comparisons below 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 federal loans and graduated in 2019.
Sources: Institutional data; Experian.com

22,061*WSC Students30,013**Nebraska Average35,359**National Average

Average total debt of students who borrowed federal loans and graduated in 2019.
Sources: Institutional data; Experian.com

Average total debt of students who borrowed federal loans and graduated in 2019.
Sources: Institutional data; Experian.com

22,061*WSC Students30,013**Nebraska Average35,359**National Average

Average total debt of students who borrowed federal loans and graduated in 2019.
Sources: Institutional data; Experian.com

Or, graduate with zero debt

 

31% of WSC students graduate with zero student loan debt

Nearly one-third of WSC students graduated with zero student loan debt in 2019.
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