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Cost of Attendance Calculator **

The purpose of the Cost of Attendance Calculator is to provide an estimation of what it might cost for an undergraduate student to attend Western Kentucky University for one academic term (i.e., Fall or Spring semester). The amounts listed below are standard figures used for budgeting purposes and eligibility for need-based financial aid for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Learn more about the Cost of Attendance (COA) Calculator.


It is suggested that full-time students use an estimate of $500 per semester for Books.


Use this field for any other charges you may need to calculate.

Financial Aid Resources

If you have received your financial aid award notification or have access to your award package in TopNet, you can complete this section to determine an estimate of your out-of-pocket expenses after your financial aid has been applied towards your bill. Remember, this is an estimate and is not an actual representation of your final out-of-pocket expenses.


Estimated Semester Total

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meal Plan
  • Books ---
  • Other Charges ---
  • Total Deductions ---
    1. Deduction ---
    2. Deduction ---



**Disclaimer: The COA Calculator is intended to provide current and prospective students an estimation of their potential expenses at WKU for one academic semester (i.e., Fall or Spring semester). Human error may affect the accuracy of the COA Calculator’s final calculation.

By utilizing the COA Calculator, you acknowledge that the estimate provided using this calculator does not represent a final determination of the student’s actual bill nor the student’s actual financial aid award package. It is just an estimate. Price of attendance and financial aid availability change from year to year. These estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the institution of higher education, or the State.

For issues or concerns related to the Cost of Attendance Calculator, contact the Department of Student Financial Assistance at fa.help@wku.edu.

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 Last Modified 6/25/19