International Tuition
& Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees

Fall 2024 & Spring 2025
International Student Estimated Cost Breakdown

International Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

ProgramTuition & Fees per Semester (up to 18 credits)Housing per Semester (Midtown Campus)Total Semester Cost (up to 36 credits per year)Total Cost Fall + SpringTotal Fall/Spring Cost with Mandatory Meal Plan of $3,000/SemesterBreak Housing Daily Rate- meals not provided
Undergraduate$8,410.50$4,466.00$12,877$25,753$31,753$45/day

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International Graduate Tuition & Fees

ProgramTuition & Fees per Semester (up to 18 credits)Housing per Semester (Grasso Hall)Total Semester Cost (up to 36 credits per year)Total Cost Fall + SpringTotal Fall/Spring Cost with Optional Meal Plan of $1,850/SemesterBreak Housing Daily Rate- meals not provided
Graduate$9,698.50$4,795.50$14,494$28,988$32,688$45/day
Master in Business Administration (MBA)$9,818.50$4,795.50$14,614$29,228$32,928$45/day
MS Integrative Biological DiversityS9,698.50$4,795.50$14,494$28,988$32,688$45/day
MFA Visual Arts$11,465.50$4,795.50$16,261$32,522$36,222$45/day

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International Financial Aid

As a public university, WCSU offers an affordable education making it a valuable choice. Financial aid resources for international students are limited as international students are not eligible for federal funding.

Private Educational Loans for International Students

Attending college in the U.S. entails additional expenses, aside from tuition and fees; these may include housing, food, textbooks, supplies, and personal expenses. As an international student, you may consider applying for international private student loans to help cover college expenses. Most private lenders require that you apply with a co-signer who is a credit-worthy U.S. citizen.

A private loan may be a suitable option for you. You can review some lenders who offer loans to international students below. It is important to note that no lender is endorsed by the university.

LENDERBASIC REQUIREMENTSCO-SIGNER (YES)CO-SIGNER (NO)
Ascent ➔International student
College Ave ➔International students with US SSN
Earnest ➔Citizen of India, Canada, South Korea, or Mexico
EdVestinU ➔ International student
Prodigy Finance ➔International student
Sallie Mae ➔International student

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Information for International Students

International Student Resource Center – Internationalstudent.com

International Student Guide for Applying to Study in the US – Sallie Mae – salliemae.com/blog/international-students-apply-college

Graduate Resources

  • Stipends & Waived Fees
  • Campus Employment

    Student employment is an integral part of the university. Student labor benefits the school in almost every academic and administrative department on campus. The student’s employment can be related to his/her major and/or interests and work schedules can be arranged around the student’s academic schedule.

    Western Connecticut State University employs approximately 800 students during the academic year. The types of jobs available are as diverse as the students themselves. There is a complete list of jobs and their descriptions available for students to examine on the Student Employment website at wcsu.edu/finaid.

    Students are paid biweekly with an hourly rate of pay contingent on the difficulty of the position and the experience of the student. The first paycheck is held back for two weeks, as required by the state.

    There are two major funding sources for the student labor force at Western Connecticut State University:

    • The Federal Work Study Program
    • The Institutional Payroll

    The Federal Work Study Program is a federally funded program based on financial need. Because the program is financially need based, work experience is not the qualifying factor. To work under the Federal College Work Study Program, a student must have financial need, as determined by FAFSA. Work Study funding is limited and reviewed upon request.

    The Institutional Payroll is not based on a student’s financial need. Students are employed under this program based on the needs of the department, the availability of funds, and the student’s experience in specific areas.

    All student employees must be matriculated in at least 6 credits per semester to remain eligible to work on campus during the regular academic year (fall/spring).

  • Graduate Assistantships
  • Graduate Assistantships

    Graduate Assistantships provide on-campus, hands-on learning experiences and stipends to graduate students. Assistantships are not scholarships and are not campus job appointments.

    Graduate Assistant positions are available to qualified, matriculated graduate students in institutional activities that are academically relevant to the student’s program of study. Students must be matriculated in a graduate program, enrolled for current semester, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and not be employed in any other area of the university. Student cannot exceed 20 hours of work per week. Full-time graduate students (nine credits or more) are eligible for additional fee waivers.

    Students interested in a Graduate Assistantship should contact their Graduate Program Coordinator.

  • WCSU Cares
  • WCSU Cares

    The mission of WCSU Cares is to provide support to students who demonstrate financial hardships due to emergency situations. Our goal is to help students stay in school and make progress toward their degree and help mitigate barriers based on unforeseen circumstances. This fund is not intended to be used for routine expenses or as a consistent supplement to a student’s educational funding source.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at WCSU.
    • Must be in good academic standing during the term when the emergency funds would apply.
    • Must have exhausted all other resources including applying for, and accepting, Financial Aid award offers.

    Additional documentation to support your request may be required by the committee for review. Students may visit the WCSU Cares website to apply at wcsu.edu/finaid/wcsu-cares.

Campus Employment

Student employment is an integral part of the university. Student labor benefits the school in almost every academic and administrative department on campus. The student’s employment can be related to his/her major and/or interests and work schedules can be arranged around the student’s academic schedule.

Western Connecticut State University employs approximately 800 students during the academic year. The types of jobs available are as diverse as the students themselves. There is a complete list of jobs and their descriptions available for students to examine on the Student Employment website at wcsu.edu/finaid.

Students are paid biweekly with an hourly rate of pay contingent on the difficulty of the position and the experience of the student. The first paycheck is held back for two weeks, as required by the state.

There are two major funding sources for the student labor force at Western Connecticut State University:

  • The Federal Work Study Program
  • The Institutional Payroll

The Federal Work Study Program is a federally funded program based on financial need. Because the program is financially need based, work experience is not the qualifying factor. To work under the Federal College Work Study Program, a student must have financial need, as determined by FAFSA. Work Study funding is limited and reviewed upon request.

The Institutional Payroll is not based on a student’s financial need. Students are employed under this program based on the needs of the department, the availability of funds, and the student’s experience in specific areas.

All student employees must be matriculated in at least 6 credits per semester to remain eligible to work on campus during the regular academic year (fall/spring).

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships provide on-campus, hands-on learning experiences and stipends to graduate students. Assistantships are not scholarships and are not campus job appointments.

Graduate Assistant positions are available to qualified, matriculated graduate students in institutional activities that are academically relevant to the student’s program of study. Students must be matriculated in a graduate program, enrolled for current semester, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and not be employed in any other area of the university. Student cannot exceed 20 hours of work per week. Full-time graduate students (nine credits or more) are eligible for additional fee waivers.

Students interested in a Graduate Assistantship should contact their Graduate Program Coordinator.

WCSU Cares

The mission of WCSU Cares is to provide support to students who demonstrate financial hardships due to emergency situations. Our goal is to help students stay in school and make progress toward their degree and help mitigate barriers based on unforeseen circumstances. This fund is not intended to be used for routine expenses or as a consistent supplement to a student’s educational funding source.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at WCSU.
  • Must be in good academic standing during the term when the emergency funds would apply.
  • Must have exhausted all other resources including applying for, and accepting, Financial Aid award offers.

Additional documentation to support your request may be required by the committee for review. Students may visit the WCSU Cares website to apply at wcsu.edu/finaid/wcsu-cares.