Tuition rates and payment

Tuition and student service fee are charged on a per-credit-hour basis. The majority of students will register for and be assessed for 51 credit hours per year. Various off-track students (e.g. modified students, those taking leaves of absence) will register for variable credit hours. Students taking more or less than 51 credit hours will be assessed accordingly.

Because of the NBME Step Prep Course, Year II and Year IV students will be charged an extra credit hour of tuition.

The Student Support Fee is used to fund teaching materials expense and other course-related costs. Student Support fee is nonrefundable if the student starts class. Students participating in the School's health insurance will be billed by Larson Financial.

For more information, please visit the Assessment of Tuition and Fees.

Resident

Category FY 2016 FY 2017 $ Change
Tuition (per credit) Year 1 only $621.25 $636.75 $15.50
Tuition (per credit) Year 2 only $621.25 $621.25 $0.00
Tuition (per credit) Year 3 and 4 only 609.05 609.05 $0.00
Student Services Fee (per credit) Year 1 only $24.00 $24.60 $0.60
Student Services Fee (per credit) Year 2 only $24.00 $24.00 $0.00
Student Services Fee (per credit) Year 3 and 4 only $23.00 $23.00 $0.00
Student Medical School Support Fee (annual) Year 1 only $839.50 $860.50 $21.00
Student Medical School Support Fee (annual) Year 2 only $839.50 $839.50 $0.00
Student Medical School Support Fee (annual) Year 3 and 4 only $823.00 $823.00 $0.00

Non-Resident

Category FY 2016 FY 2017 $ Change
Tuition (per credit) Year 1 only $1,292.80 $1,325.10 $32.30
Tuition (per credit) Year 2 only $1,292.80 $1,292.80 $0.00
Tuition (per credit) Year 3 and 4 only $1,267.45 $1,267.45 $0.00
Student Services Fee (per credit) Year 1 only $24.00 $24.60 $0.60
Student Services Fee (per credit) Year 2 only $24.00 $24.00 $0.00
Student Services Fee (per credit) Year 3 and 4 only $23.00 $23.00 $0.00
Student Medical School Support Fee (annual) Year 1 only $839.50 $860.50 $21.00
Student Medical School Support Fee (annual) Year 2 only $839.50 $839.50 $0.00
Student Medical School Support Fee (annual) Year 3 and 4 only $823.00 $823.00 $0.00

Payment Options

Internet ACH (Online Check)

Wayne State has an online payment system for bank-to-bank transfer payments (Automated Clearing House system, ACH). There is no charge for this system.

  • Students: Visit Academica > Student Tab > Make an online payment > select or enter new electronic check information during checkout (you will need your Bank Account Number and Routing Transit Number).
  • Parents: Your student must first assign you a login id and password. Instructions can be found at the Office of the Bursar. Then use CashNet to make an ACH payment.

Credit Card

Credit Cards Payments are accepted and processed by CASHNet SMARTPAY, a third party payment processor operating under an agreement with Wayne State University to process electronic payments on your behalf. A convenience fee is charged for using this service.

Credit card payments are posted to accounts immediately. Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express cards are accepted.

Refunds on credit card payments will not be issued earlier than 30 days after payment is received.

Internet

  • Students: Visit Academica > Student Tab > Make an online payment > select or enter new credit card information during checkout.
  • Parents: Your student must first assign you a login id and password. Instructions can be found at the Office of the Bursar. Then use CashNet to make an Credit Card Payment.

Phone

To make payment by telephone, students must provide their 9-character student identification number and 6-digit PIN. Contact WSU helpdesk at 313-577-4778 for assistance. To make a credit card payment by phone, please call CASHNET Smartpay at 1-866-520-7786.

Checks

Wayne State University accepts personal checks, cashier's checks and money orders. All checks must be issued in U.S. dollars, and drawn on, or payable through a U.S. or Canadian bank. Check payments from a "home equity checking account" or a Canadian checking account must be submitted by mail or in-person. Personal checks are not accepted on delinquent balances.

Refunds on check payments will not be issued earlier than 30 days after payment is received.

  • Click here for Online Payment Instructions
  • By Mail: Make your check payable to: Wayne State University. Be sure to mail early as post office delivery can sometimes be delayed. Write your 9-character student identification number on the front of the check, and mail it to:
    • Wayne State University
      P.O. Box 02788
      Detroit, MI 48202
  • Be sure to mail early as post office delivery can sometimes be delayed, resulting in financial penalties if payment is received after the tuition due date.In-Person: Payments can be during your registration or prior to registration at:
    • Wayne State Univeristy
      Welcome Center, Room 217
      42 W. Warren
      Detroit, MI 48202

Installment Payments

WSU Installment Payment offers a low cost, flexible system for paying educational expenses out of current income through regularly scheduled payments over a period of ten (10) months. Copies of informational brochure and application are available in the Records and Registration Office.


Financial Aid Recipients

You MUST complete all requirements at least two weeks prior to your registration date. For a full list of requirements, please see the Office of Financial Aid.

If you are the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship through the school, among other non-tuition charges, it does not cover omnibus fee, student support fee, fitness center fee, health insurance, or other charges. You will be required to pay non-tuition charges from another source.

If you are the recipient of a scholarship through an external provider such as the U.S. Military or National Health Services Corp, you must submit documentation to the Financial Aid Office upon initial acceptance to the program. These programs cover tuition fees, and the lowest option single-person health insurance rate Your tuition fees will be deferred at registration and the University will bill your third-party provider.


Title IV Authorization

Under federal law, the University must receive your "authorization" to cover fees other than tuition, registration, omnibus, fitness center and contracted University room and board fees.

To authorize the University to deduct health insurance charges you must complete the online Title IV Authorization Form.

If you do not complete this Authorization Form, the University must assume that you wish to "restrict" use of your financial aid funds. If you "restrict" use of your financial aid funds, you assume responsibility for paying health insurance fees from your own resources.