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Student Accounts

Tuition and Expenses 2017-18

Tuition and fees are due the first day of class which is August 21 for fall 2017. The charges will be posted to your account one week before the start of classes. Financial aid will be posted to student accounts the Thursday night before classes begin.

WSU does not mail billings for tuition and fees. The information is available online and you can easily access your account at myWSU then select Finances to see what you owe and pay online at that time. Please share this information if someone else pays your tuition.

Tri-Cities CampusResidentsNon-Residents
Tuition$5,021$12,234
Mandatory Fee$150$150
Room & Board$5,678$5,678
Books$480$480
Miscellaneous Living Expenses$1,054$1,054
Transportation$717$717
Estimated Semester Total$13,100$20,313
Estimated Year Total$26,200$40,626
Per-Credit Charge (1-10)$503$1,224
Per-Credit Additional Hours (19+)$477$1,198
Tri-Cities CampusResidentsNon-Residents
Tuition$5,868$12,584
Mandatory Fees$150$150
Room & Board$5,678$5,678
Books$567$567
Miscellaneous Living Expenses$1,054$1,054
Transportation$717$717
Estimated Semester Total$14,034$20,750
Estimated Year Total$28,068$41,500
Per-Credit Charge (1-10)$588$1,259
Per-Credit Additional Hours (19+)$561$1,233
Tri-Cities CampusResidentsNon-Residents
Tuition$8,873$16,384
Mandatory Fees$150$150
Room & Board$5,678$5,678
Miscellaneous Living Expenses$1,054$1,054
Transportation$717$717
Program Fees$132$132
Estimated Semester Total$17,171$24,682
Estimated Year Total$34,342$49,364
Per-Credit Charge (1-10)$888$1,639
Per-Credit Additional Hours (19+)$862$1,613
ITEMCOST
WSU Tri-Cities new student orientation
$100
Auditing a course per credit hour (charge does not apply for a full fee paying student)
$182
Challenging a course (limited to matriculated WSU students) $55
Checks not honored – Charge for each check returned
$30
Cougar Card charge for replacement
$15
Foreign Student Orientation
$50
Copyright fee – Ph.D.,Ed.D and D.DES only (Optional)
$65
Teacher’s Statutory Certificate
$70
Undergraduate Student Petition Fee
$10
State Employee, Staff and Faculty, Exempt, or Senior Citizen Registration
$5
Undergrad Sports Pass
$99
Graduate Sports Pass
$99
Graduate School Certificates Degree
$25
Graduation Application - Bachelors Degree
$50
Graduate Diploma fee - Masters and Doctor’s Degrees
$50
  • Tuition assumes full-time study: 12-18 credits for undergraduate students, 10-18 credits for graduate students
  • Full-time charges will be assessed at 10 credits, regardless of academic career (undergraduate, professional, etc.)
  • Students are charged tuition based on the specific number of enrolled units
  • Check enrollment criteria for summer
  • Room & board cut in half if living with parents
  • Minimum 2 credit charge for tuition

For the EXACT COST of tuition and mandatory fees, go to Budget Office 2017-18  Figures.

How to Make A Payment

Pay Electronically

The university strongly recommends utilizing an electronic check as it is generally a faster, easier, and no cost to you form of payment.

MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and Visa will be accepted online for payment of tuition, fees, and course-related expenses on your student account.

Electronic check and credit card payments will post to the account immediately. Be sure to check your account at that time to ensure the payment was applied. If not, please email Kathy Harper or call (509) 372-7498.

Please note: A 2.5% service fee will be charged for online transactions made with a MasterCard, Discover, Visa, or American Express credit card. Tuition and fee payments will be changed to a dual authorization model: payers will see two transactions post to their credit card; one for the payment of tuition/fees and one for the service fee (statement description will be labeled “Official Pymts Svc Fee”). The service fee of 2.5% is not refundable while the tuition/fees component would be refundable per authorization of overseeing WSU department/unit.

Pay by Check (by mail)

Payments by check, money order, or travelers checks may be mailed to:

WSU Tri-Cities Student Accounts
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354-11671

Payments sent through the U.S. Postal Service will be posted to your account the first business day after receipt. Late fees will be applied to your account if payment sent through U.S. Postal Service arrives after the due dates published in the Time Schedule.

Cash or Check (In-Person)

Payments made in cash must be paid in person. You can also pay in-person with check, money order, or travelers check.

WSU Tri-Cities Student Accounts
Elson S. Floyd Builing 269
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354-11671

Payments made by in-person delivery will post to your account immediately.

Third-Party Payments

If a company or a Government Agency is paying tuition on behalf of a student, please direct them to forward the necessary paperwork to:

WSU Tri-Cities Student Accounts
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354-11671

We will then treat that as a payment on the student’s account and will bill the company.

Payments from Non-United States Sources

WSU has partnered with Flywire and Western Union to streamline the international payment process. This allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, typically in your home currency.  Go to International Student Payments for more information regarding Flywire and Western Union’s services.

Contact Us

Kathy Harper
Kathy HarperFiscal Specialist/CashierFloyd 269B509-372-7498Hours of Operation: Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Note: Student Accounts is closed for lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. and 3:45 to 4:15 pm for daily closeout.
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