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Wayne State College

Wayne, NE 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

Wayne State College Tuition Information

In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Wayne State College was $5,580 a year for in-state students and $5,580 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you're done with college.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Wayne State College

Wayne State College is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $5,580 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Nebraska residents.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to confirm your state's criteria for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements as well, depending on where you live.

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Is Wayne State College's Tuition Different for International Students?

Wayne State College has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

Students from outside of the U.S. usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Wayne State College:

•On-campus jobs •Wayne State College-specific loans •Wayne State College-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.


Wayne State College Room, Board, Fees, and More


In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Wayne State College.

Room and Board Costs at Wayne State College

Board costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Wayne State College

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.

There may be additional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges offer ways for students with financial need to get help covering these fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

The location of a college or university can impact the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in a city is sometimes pricey, but there may be more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Wayne State College campus is in a small town setting in Nebraska.

Other Costs

When estimating your budget for college, don’t forget to factor in the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.


Total Tuition and Expenses at Wayne State College


Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Wayne State College.

How Much Does Wayne State College Cost?

What will the cost of attending Wayne State College be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.

2022 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $5,580
Out-of-State Tuition $5,580

The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.


Financial Aid at Wayne State College


In 2022, 1,217 of the 3,766 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Wayne State College meets 49% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,381 a year.

Most Common Loans for Wayne State College Students

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Wayne State College financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Wayne State College

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2022, Wayne State College awarded 903 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $6.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $8.38 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Wayne State College Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Wayne State College students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Wayne State College was $11,381 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Wayne State College seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
In-State, On-Campus $-15,982
Net In-state, Off-campus $-4,601
Out-of-State, On-Campus $-4,601

Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.

What will attending Wayne State College really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Wayne State College's net cost calculator on their website.

Wayne State College Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Wayne State College Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.


Learn More About Wayne State College


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Wayne State College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$17,008

In State

$17,038

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$5,580
$5,610
Fees
$1,848
$1,848
Housing
$8,280
$8,280
Books
$1,300
$1,300

Wayne State College Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

32%

Average Financial Aid Package

$11,573

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,580

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

100%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,428

Out-of-State

$7,458

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Unknown
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