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 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 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 315.25 708.25
Traditional Online Undergraduate courses 410.00 410.00
Undergraduate Distance Education courses 410.00 410.00
Bachelor of Health Sciences courses 410.00 410.00
School of Business Undergraduate    
School of Business courses (lower division) 315.25 708.25
School of Business courses (upper division) 406.00 797.00
School of Business Online courses (lower division) 410.00 410.00
School of Business Online courses (upper division) 498.75 498.75
School of Nursing Undergraduate    
School of Nursing courses 384.50 791.50
School of Nursing Online courses 480.00 480.00
School of Nursing RN to BSN courses 243.75 243.75
Traditional Graduate    
Traditional Graduate courses 436.50 876.50
Traditional Online Graduate courses 556.00 556.00
Graduate Distance Education courses 556.00 556.00
School of Business Graduate    
School of Business Graduate courses (MBA) 546.75 936.75
Masters of Accountancy courses (MACC) 546.75 936.75
School of Business Online Graduate courses (MBA) 636.50 636.50
School of Nursing Graduate
School of Nursing Online Grad courses (MSN, PMHNP) 682.00 682.00
Doctorate of Nursing Practice courses (DNP) 682.00 682.00
Other Programs    
Early Start Option / Concurrent Enrollment Program 158.00 NA
Early Start Option Online 205.00 NA
CLS/CT/MRI & Sonography courses 425.25 425.25
SAS Radiation Therapy courses 386.50 386.50
School of Law
School of Law courses 819.00 1,253.00

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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