Tuition and fees are established by the Washburn University Board of Regents and are subject to change by the Board of Regents. The rates for an upcoming academic year (Fall, Spring, Summer) are posted after final approval by WUBOR. This is typically done in mid to late June each year ahead of the Fall term.

The tuition charge per credit hour is applicable to all parts of term such as regular semester, evening programs, etc., whether taken for credit or as an auditor. Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy, the University reserves the right to correct clerical errors.

The tuition and fees listed below are in effect for the Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 academic terms (Washburn Tech students can view tuition and fee schedules here).  

NOTE:  A flat $55 student fee is charged to all Washburn and Washburn Law students enrolled in one or more courses whether the courses are on campus or online (Fall and Spring only).  See additional information about student fees below.

Tuition Categories Residency Status (cost per credit hour)
Residents of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas* Non-Resident 
Traditional Undergraduate    
Traditional Undergraduate courses 309 702
Traditional Online Undergraduate courses 402 402
Undergraduate Distance Education courses 402 402
Bachelor of Health Sciences courses 402 402
School of Business Undergraduate    
School of Business courses (lower division) 309 702
School of Business courses (upper division) 398 789
School of Business Online courses (lower division) 402 402
School of Business Online courses (upper division) 489 489
School of Nursing Undergraduate    
School of Nursing courses 375 782
School of Nursing Online courses 469 469
School of Nursing RN to BSN courses 239 239
Traditional Graduate    
Traditional Graduate courses 428 868
Traditional Online Graduate courses 545 545
Graduate Distance Education courses 545 545
School of Business Graduate    
School of Business Graduate courses (MBA) 536 926
Masters of Accountancy courses (MACC) 536 926
School of Business Online Graduate courses (MBA) 624 624
School of Nursing Graduate
School of Nursing Online Grad courses (MSN, PMHNP) 677 677
Doctorate of Nursing Practice courses (DNP) 677 677
Other Programs    
Early Start Option / Concurrent Enrollment Program 155 NA
Early Start Option Online 201 NA
CLS/CT/MRI & Sonography courses 417 417
SAS Radiation Therapy courses 379 379
School of Law
School of Law courses 803 1,253

Flat rate of $16,500/term

(24 credit minimum - fee includes up to 30 credits)

*Eligible undergraduate students from surrounding states (and Texas) are charged resident tuition.

  • Residency qualifications are defined here.
  • All undergraduate courses are billed at resident rates for the summer term.
  • Washburn Tech students can view tuition and fee schedules here

Student fees are charged to all students taking one or more classes, online or on campus, except during the summer term, and are non-refundable once the term begins:

Enrollment Cost per Term
WU students with 0.5 or more credit hours $55  
WU Law students with 6.0 or more credit hours $55

All Washburn students regardless of how their courses are being taught (on campus or online) are charged student fees for the Fall and Spring terms.  The benefits of these various student organizations are available to all students who have been charged.  Student fees are non-refundable once the term begins.

Student Fees provide students:

  • Washburn Student Government Association
    • iSave Discount Program
    • Safe Ride
    • Collegiate Readership Program (free newspapers)
    • Student Organization Funding
    • Finals Stress Relief Week
    • Bod Alert 
    • iConnect Liaison Program
    • Philanthropy
    • Planner/Student Handbook/Notebooks
    • Welcome Week, Homecoming, Washburn's Birthday
  • Student Publications (Washburn Review)
  • Campus Activities Board
  • University Child Development
  • Cheer Squad and Dancing Blues
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