Tuition and Fees


Tuition is based on your campus of admission. Summer tuition is the same at all WSU campuses.

Tuition and fees are due on the first day of each term. WSU does not send paper billing statements. Visit Tuition Late Payment Fees for late payment penalty dates.

Review and pay your balance in your myWSU Finance Center. Learn more about paying tuition.

Financial Aid

A variety of financial aid and scholarships is available. Please check our financial aid web page for quick links to information.

Veterans Benefits

If you have question about using veterans benefits, please contact the Office of Veterans Affairs at 509-335-1234 or You can also visit our Global Campus Military and Veterans page and the WSU Veterans Affairs website for more information. 

Washington State Employees

WSU’s online courses are not included in the employee tuition waiver program.

Fall 2024, Spring 2025 Semester Tuition Rates

*Part-time (less than 10 credits)$584.40 Washington resident per credit

$651.60 Non-resident per credit
$671.80 per credit
Full-time (10-18 credits)$5,844.00 Washington resident

$6,516.00 Non-resident
Over 18 credits$584.40 Washington resident (in addition to full-time tuition)

$651.60 Non-resident (in addition to full-time tuition)
$671.80 per credit (in addition to full-time tuition)

*There is a two credit minimum charge during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Winter 2024 Tuition Rates

(Cost per credit)

Per Credit$595.05$682.55

Summer 2024 Tuition Rates

(Cost per credit)

Per Credit$577.75$662.70



Many courses have required textbooks. Students typically order textbooks online from WSU’s bookstore, The Bookie.

Media Rental Fees

Many courses have required media or other course materials (e.g., Media Online, DVDs, CDs). Media provided by WSU will be charged to students’ accounts to be paid with tuition. Some courses may require students to obtain certain titles by renting them from a local outlet.

Lab Kit Fees

Some courses have lab kits that will be automatically sent to you when you register for a course. Do not return opened lab kits.

The fees for media and lab kits are listed in the WSU Online course descriptions and are charged to students’ accounts to be paid with WSU tuition.

Proctoring Fees

Some courses may require you to take proctored exams, which are exams taken under the supervision of an acceptable proctor. Students will pay $5 per ProctorU session for exams hosted in Canvas. There are a small number of exams hosted in third-party platforms, and the fee for those will be $10 per ProctorU session. On-site proctors may charge a fee to the student. When contacting an on-site proctor, students should ask about a fee. If a course has exams that require a proctor, it will be noted in the syllabus. Additional information about proctored exams.

WSU Writing Portfolio Fees

Global Campus students completing the WSU Writing Portfolio will be assessed $50.00 from the WSU Writing Programs for the costs associated with administering the portfolio.