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Western Kentucky University

Tuition & Fees Schedule

Fall 2012/Spring 2013 Semester

 Tuition and/or fees are subject to change by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education or WKU.



Part-time Per Credit Hour







 GRADUATE  (Note 2)


 Per Credit Hour




    Non-Resident (Domestic)



    Non-Resident (International) (Note 3)





 Part-time Per Credit Hour






 Part-time Per Credit Hour










    Professional MBA (Beginning Fall 2012)



    Professional MBA (Continuing Students - Prior to Fall 2012)





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Effective Fall 2012:  Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in both on campus and distance learning courses will be assessed an additional Distance Learning Course fee of $71.00 per credit hour for each distance learning credit hour in which they are enrolled.  ((e.g. If a student is enrolled in 9 hrs of on campus courses and 3 hrs of distance learning courses the fee assessment would be $4,236 plus an additional $213 ($71 x 3) Distance Learning Course fee)).  For additional information, click here.

Note 1:  Full-time students are undergraduates who enroll in 12 hours or more of coursework during Fall and Spring terms.  The full-time tuition rate applies to undergraduate students taking 12-18 credit hours (either exclusively on-campus or a combination of on-campus and distance learning).  Full-time undergraduate students will be assessed an additional per credit hour fee equivalent to the per hour tuition rate for course loads exceeding 18 hours a semester. 

Note 2:  Graduate tuition and fees are assessed per credit hour based upon the course (i.e. on-campus or distance learning).  There is no full-time graduate rate.  For the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program, there is a $1,200 program fee per semester for students enrolled in 5 or more credit hours or $600 per semester for students enrolled in fewer than 5 credit hours.  The program fee is not assessed during the winter term.

Note 3:  International students are eligible for tuition scholarships.  Please visit for further information.

Note 4:  The Distance Learning Course rate is for all part-time students, regardless of residency, enrolling in on-line, web-based courses.  Students enrolled exclusively in distance learning courses will be assessed the distance learning per hour rate regardless of the number of hours enrolled.  There is no full-time distance learning rate. 

Tuition and fees will be assessed and available for review on TopNet in mid-July for the fall semester and mid-November for the spring semester.



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 Last Modified 11/13/14