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125, Knicely Conference Center
2355 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 745-5173
Toll Free: 888-4WKUWEB (888-495-8932)
learn.online@wku.edu

Tuition Rates

Tuition rates are based on:

  • Student Classification (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Enrollment Status (full-time or part-time)
  • Delivery Mode (Web, On Demand (IL) or face-to-face).

We understand that it can be difficult to identify ways in which the tuition structure applies to you.

Our hope is that by providing additional information, you will be better informed and know what to expect when your tuition bill arrives.


Here are a few key items to keep in mind as you're reviewing current tuition rates on the Bursar's website:

Students enrolling exclusively in semester based web courses
are charged the standard distance learning rate, regardless of location.

Spring and Summer 2014 - Online (Web) Rate
Undergraduate Students $445 per Credit Hour*
Graduate Students $588 per Credit Hour
Spring and Summer 2014 - On Demand (IL) Rate
Undergraduate Students $363.42 per Credit Hour
Graduate Students $490 per Credit Hour

*For Example: English 100 is 3 Credit Hours. Tuition for this course is $1,335.

Web based courses are identified on the class schedule as WEB.

Web courses are billed on a per credit hour basis for all graduate students, and all part-time students (regardless of whether the student is classified as a graduate or undergraduate student). This per credit hour rate is set according to student classification (grad/undergrad) and is referred to as the "distance learning rate."

Undergraduate students who are enrolled full-time, and have at least one credit hour in a class designated as being a face-to-face class, should refer to the full-time tuition rate.

Undergraduate students who use the full-time tuition rate will be charged an extra per credit hour fee for any web course. (Fee: $81.58 per Credit Hour)

Web courses and On Demand courses at WKU meet applicable guidelines for financial aid, making them financial aid eligible in the same way traditional face-to-face courses are financial aid eligible. Students must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file, and be enrolled at least half time (half time for graduate students is a minimum of 4.5 credit hours; half time for undergraduate students is a minimum of 6 credit hours). For additional information, including access to the FAFSA, please visit http://www.wku.edu/online/financial-aid.php.

We hope this has been helpful! If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact our office at 270-745-5173 or email learn.online@wku.edu.

 Last Modified 4/22/14