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Mahurin Honors College Membership Fee

The Mahurin Honors College membership fee was instituted in the Fall 2016 to support a range of academic priorities focused upon meeting the needs of our scholars. These include: additional Honors course sections, scholarships/grants, and intellectual and social programming. All of the resources are used to assist the Mahurin Honors College to support scholars pursuing their academic and intellectual dreams.

  • $160/semester - First Year
  • $140/semester - Second Year
  • $120/semester - Third Year
  • $100/semester - Fourth Year


Membership Fee Description

The Mahurin Honors College's usage of the membership fee is explored here.


Frequently Asked Questions

Your membership fee will be assessed based on your credit hours earned. For example, if you transfer into WKU with junior status by hours, you will be billed the third year rate.
Yes. You will be billed at the first year rate because you are entering as a first year student at WKU.
The membership fee will be applied to your WKU University Bill at the beginning of each semester.
The fee will be applied to your WKU University Bill. Scholarship funds can be used to cover your university bill balance.
Scholarships to partially or wholly cover the membership fee are available for students demonstrating financial need. Contact honors.admissions@wku.edu for more information. 

Admissions Questions?

Elizabeth GannonElizabeth Gannon
Admissions Counselor



Important Links

Welcome to Admissions

This page will introduce you to The Mahurin Honors College's Admission Process.

Schedule a Visit

We would love to see you and your family on campus.

Admissions Eligibility

Eligibility requirements for those pursuing admission to The Mahurin Honors College.

Application Components and Suggestions 

This page details the sections of our application, including essay prompts and the involvement summary.

Current WKU and Transfer Student Admissions Requirements

This page details the requirements for both current WKU students and transfer students wishing to apply to The Mahurin Honors College.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

This page details some of the scholarships offered through The Mahurin Honors College as well as those at Western Kentucky University.

Membership Fee

Further clarification is given on the fee for Honors, as well as some FAQ's related to the fee.

Meet our Ambassadors

The HonorsToppers are the official ambassadors for The Mahurin Honors College.  These students lead the VIP Visits for each prospective student/family.

H4 - Honors First-Year Retreat

This page will include all information relevant to our first-year orientation retreat, H4.

Some of the links on this page may require additional software to view.

 Last Modified 9/15/23