Tuition

2021-2022 Academic year tuition estimates

Your exact tuition as an international student will vary depending on a variety of factors, including your academic level (undergraduate or graduate), your program of study, the number of credits you enroll in each semester, and additional fees related to your courses (such as lab fees for sciences classes). For more information about tuition and fees, please refer to the Tuition and Fee Chart for the appropriate academic year. You can also use the Tuition and Fee Calculator to estimate your tuition costs. Enter the number of credit hours you plan to take; choose "out of state" for your status; then select your academic program from the drop-down menu.

Tuition bills are generated after you register for classes. You may not receive your tuition bill immediately, so be sure to check the eBill posting schedule to determine how soon you should expect your bill after registering for classes.

International students are required by Department of Homeland Security regulations to be enrolled as a full-time student. Wayne State University defines full-time as at least 12 credit hours each term for undergraduate students and at least 8 credit hours each term for graduate students. Many international students take courses throughout the calendar year to complete their programs more quickly. It is important to take into account the total cost in planning for financial support. See the Office of the Registrar's, Tuition and Fees page for up to date tuition and fee information. Tuition charges are subject to change by the Wayne State Board of Governors.

The tuition estimates provided below are calculated based on 30 credits per year for undergraduate students and 16 credits per year for graduate students. These are general estimates and are not intended to reflect your exact tuition cost.

Undergraduate tuition estimates

General

Expenses Non-commuting Canadians* Commuting Canadians* International students**
Tuition 17,623 17,623 34,876
Other*** 17,944 9,830 17,944
Total 35,567 27,453 52,820

Business Administration or Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts

Expenses Non-commuting Canadians* Commuting Canadians* International students**
Tuition 18,901 18,901 36,038
Other*** 17,944 9,830 17,944
Total 36,845 28,731 53,982

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences- Science Majors or Engineering

Expenses Non-commuting Canadians* Commuting Canadians* International students**
Tuition 17,877 17,877 35,107
Other*** 17,944 9,830 17,944
Total 35,821 27,707 53,051

Nursing

Expenses Non-commuting Canadians* Commuting Canadians* International students**
Tuition 20,805 20,805 37,769
Other*** 17,944 9,830 17,944
Total 38,749 30,635 55,713

Graduate tuition estimates

General

Expenses Non-commuting Canadians* Commuting Canadians* International students**
Tuition 14,655 14,655 27,808
Other*** 17,944 8,912 17,944
Total 32,599 23,567 45,752

Business, Engineering, Library, and Information Sciences

Expenses Non-commuting Canadians* Commuting Canadians* International students*
Tuition 14,655 14,655 27,808
Other*** 17,644 8,912 17,944
Total 32,599 23,567 45,752

Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts

Expenses Non-commuting Canadians* Commuting Canadians* International students*
Tuition 13,407 13,407 26,560
Other*** 17,944 8,912 17,944
Total 31,351 22,319 44,504

Nursing

Expenses Non-commuting Canadians* Commuting Canadians* International students**
Tuition 16,952 16,952 30,105
Other*** 17,944 8,912 17,944
Total 34,896 25,864 48,049

Medical School- MD Program

Expenses Non-commuting Canadians* Commuting Canadians* International students**
Tuition 67,227 67,227 67,227
Other*** 25,330 8,292 25,330
Total 92,561 75,519 92,561

School of Pharmacy- Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Expenses Non-commuting Canadians* Commuting Canadians* International students**
Tuition 36,981 36,981 36,981
Other*** 17,944 7,464 17,944
Total 54,925 44,445 54,925

Law School- JD Program

Expenses Non-commuting Canadians* Commuting Canadians* International students**
Tuition 30,318 30,318 33,061
Other*** 24,258 10,946 24,258
Total 54,576 41,264 57,319

Law School- LLM Program

(Based on 4 credit hours per semester. See the Law School's Cost of Attendance page.)

Expenses Non-commuting Canadians* Commuting Canadians* International students**
Tuition 17,548 17,548 19,251
Other*** 23,339 10,027 23,339
Total 40,887 27,575 42,590

*Canadians: Covered by the Great Lakes Tuition Policy or Good Neighbor Tuition Waiver

**International students: All International students including Canadians not covered by the Great Lakes Tuition Policy or Good Neighbor Tuition Waiver

***Other: Includes estimated charges for books, room and board, health insurance, and other miscellaneous expenses. Health insurance is not included in the Commuting Canadian estimate as they are eligible for OHIP coverage.

Health insurance is mandatory. You must purchase insurance prior to registration unless you qualify for a waiver by providing documentation of comparable coverage and completing the appropriate waiver form. You should also be prepared to meet increasing costs, due to inflation and other fluctuating economic conditions on a continuing basis.

For other Graduate Pharmacy and Health Sciences Tuition go to this website: https://cphs.wayne.edu/students/tuition.php

Dependent I-20 Requirements: Add $6,000 for the first dependent and $4,800 for each additional dependent. Commuting Canadian I-20s are issued for the student only, and cannot include dependents.