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  • March 15: Graduate Students
  • March 16: Seniors and Post-Baccalaureate Students (90 or more earned hours)
  • March 17: Juniors (60 - 89 earned hours)
  • March 18: Sophomores (30 - 59 earned hours)
  • March 19: Freshmen (0 - 29 earned hours)

Hundreds of classes available! Click here for a full list.

Sessions Maximum Hours
May, June I, June II and July II Sessions three-week courses  4
May, June I, June II, July I and II Sessions four-, five- or *six-week courses 6
May, June I and June II Sessions seven- or eight-week courses 6
Overall Summer Maximum 15

* July Sessions have no six- to eight-week courses. Students receiving financial aid must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours in any combination of sessions from May 13 to August 8.


Per Credit Hour:
Resident Non-Resident (Domestic) Non-Resident (International)
$442 $1,104 $1,131

Graduate & Ed.D.

Per Credit Hour:
Resident Non-Resident (Domestic) Non-Resident (International)
$607 $899 $962

Tuition Incentive Program

Per Credit Hour:

Online Learning*

Per Credit Hour:
Undergraduate Graduate
$530 $707

* Online Learning is for all WEB courses. The other categories are for face-to-face courses.

Tuition and/or fees are subject to change by the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education or WKU. Summer Sessions courses are assessed per credit hour based upon the course (i.e. on-campus or online learning).

Pell Grant eligible students can receive up to 150% of their award within the academic year for use during Summer Sessions!

If you qualified for the Pell Grant and maintained full-time status in the fall and spring, you have used 100% of the grant, but 150% is available. This summer, you have an additional 50% of your Pell Grant left to utilize!

You must enroll in AT LEAST 6 CREDIT HOURS during summer 2019. If you were a part-time student in the fall and/or spring, however, you can utilize the remainder of the Pell grant for any number of hours you wish to take (up to 15 hours).

For example: a student is initially awarded $1,000 in a Pell Grant award for 2 semesters of full-time enrollment. The student iss full-time during the Fall and Spring semesters and is disbursed $500 for each. The student then enrolls full-time in the Summer term (6 hours), so the student is eligible for another full-time Pell award of $500 (provided the students still meets all SAP eligibility requirements). Since this student was full time during fall and spring, the student is required to be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the Summer term to be eligible for the additional Pell award.

However, if a student was part-time during Fall and Spring, the student is not required to be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to utilize the Pell Grant in the Summer. The half-time enrollment requirement applies only to students who received a full-time Pell Grant award during the prior Fall and Spring semesters.




Information about accreditation can be found through the Office of the Provost.

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 Last Modified 2/19/21