Student Classification (undergraduate or graduate)
Enrollment Status (full-time or part-time)
Delivery Mode (Web, On Demand, Face-to-Face).
We know that it can be difficult to understand the different tuition rates and how
they apply to you. The information on this page is designed to provide clarification
on tuition, as it applies to online courses. The WKU Bursar Office provides additional information and should be considered the official source.
Please note: The information below does not apply to programs falling under The Kentucky P-12 Professional Educator Rate. The educator rate is a special tuition rate for Kentucky teachers in specific master
degree programs. It is $395 per credit hour for online term-based courses. More information,
including a list of eligible programs, can be found here.
Students enrolling exclusively in web courses (semester-based web or on demand) are charged the per credit hour rate listed below
regardless of location.
2018-2019 Academic Year - Online (Web) Rate
$525 per Credit Hour
$707 per Credit Hour
2018-2019 Academic Year - On Demand Rate
$438 per Credit Hour
$607 per Credit Hour
Full-Time Undergraduate Students
Fully Online Students:If you are enrolledexclusivelyin online courses (i.e. semester based web courses, On Demand courses or a combination
of the two), you will be charged the applicable per credit hour rate for each course
(applicable rates are noted above). There is no full-time online rate. No out-of-state
tuition is ever charged.
Semester-based web + face-to-face:Full-time undergraduate students who enroll in a combination of face-to-face classes
+ web will be charged the applicable in-state or out-of-state tuition rate + an additional
per credit hour fee for the web class (the fee for 2018-2019 is $100 per credit hour).
On Demand + face-to-face:Full-time undergraduate students who enroll in a combination of face-to-face classes
+ on demand are charged per credit hour, based on class type (face-to-face or on demand)
for all hours taken up to 12 credit hours. Those enrolling in at least 12 hours of
face-to-face classes + on demand class(es) are charged the applicablein-state or out-of-state
tuition rate full-time tuition rate for face-to-face classes + the per credit hour
rate for the additional on demand class(es).
Part-Time Undergraduate Students
Part-time undergraduate students enrolling in a combination of delivery modes (Face-to-Face,
Web, On Demand) are charged the per credit hour rate for each course, based on course
On Demand Courses:The per credit hour rate for in-state undergrad students is always charged, regardless
of where you live.
Web Courses:The per credit hour web course rate is always charged, regardless of where you live.
Face-to-Face Courses:The applicable in-state/out-of-state per credit hour rate is charged.
Graduate Students always pay the per-credit hour rate based on course type (Face-to-Face,
Web, On Demand), regardless of part-time or full-time status.