Registration Information

Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 Graduate/Doctoral Tuition and Fees

* All rates are subject to change.

Application Fee: All new graduate students pay $50 when filing an application for admission to the Division
of Graduate Studies. There is an additional $100 evaluation fee for doctoral candidates.

Full-Time Tuition & Fees

(9 – 15 credit hours per semester)

Please Note: The Division of Graduate Studies does not guarantee that full-time study is possible each semester for all programs.
Please check with the appropriate graduate program coordinator to obtain accurate information.

GRADUATE IN-STATE OUT-OF-STATE NE REGIONAL
Tuition $4,029.00 $10,378.00 $6,044.00
University Fee $497.00 $497.00 $497.00
General Fee $2,328.00 $2,328.00 $2,328.00
Student Activity Fee $99.50 $99.50 $99.50
Sub-Total $6,953.50 $13,302.50 $8,968.50

 

MFA PROFESSIONAL WRITING IN-STATE OUT-OF-STATE NE REGIONAL
Tuition $4,228.00. 10,888.00 $6,342.00
University Fee $497.00 $497.00 $497.00
General Fee $2,328.00 $2,328.00 $2,328.00
Student Activity Fee $99.50 $99.50 $99.50
Sub-Total $7,152.50 $13,812.50 $9,266.50

 

MFA ART IN-STATE OUT-OF-STATE NE REGIONAL
Tuition $5,115.00. $12,343.00 $7,678.00
University Fee $497.00 $497.00 $497.00
General Fee $2,328.00 $2,328.00 $2,328.00
Student Activity Fee $99.50 $99.50 $99.50
Sub-Total $8,043.50 $15,267.50 $10,602.50

Part Time Tuition & Fees

GRADUATE (ON-CAMPUS)

In-State, Out-of-State &NE Regional

Tuition $445.00 per credit hour
General Fee $318.00 per credit hour
Sub-Total $671.00 per credit hour
Student Activity Fee $3.00 per credit hour (fall and spring only)
Registration Fee $60.00 per semester, non-refundable (even in cases where a student withdraws or is dropped for non-payment)

 

GRADUATE (ONLINE)

In-State, Out-of-State &NE Regional

Tuition $445.00 per credit hour
General Fee $318.00 per credit hour
Sub-Total $671.00 per credit hour
   
Registration Fee $60.00 per semester, non-refundable (even in cases where a student withdraws or is dropped for non-payment)

 

MFA PROFESSIONAL WRITING

In-State, Out-of-State &NE Regional

Tuition $520.00 per credit hour
General Fee $226.00 per credit hour
Sub-Total $746.00 per credit hour
Student Activity Fee $3.00 per credit hour (fall and spring only)
Registration Fee $60.00 per semester, non-refundable (even in cases where a student withdraws)

 

ED.D. INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP

In-State, Out-of-State &NE Regional

Tuition $691.00 per credit hour
General Fee $312.00 per credit hour
Sub-Total $1,003.00 per credit hour
Student Activity Fee $3.00 per credit hour (fall and spring only)
Registration Fee $60.00 per semester, non-refundable (even in cases where a student withdraws)

 

ED.D. NURSING EDUCATION / DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE

In-State, Out-of-State &NE Regional

Tuition $926.00 per credit hour
General Fee $434.00 per credit hour
Sub-Total $1,360.00 per credit hour
   
Registration Fee $60.00 per semester, non-refundable (even in cases where a student withdraws)

 

Summer & Winter Graduate/Doctoral Course Fees

GRADUATE (ON-CAMPUS & ONLINE)

CT Resident/Non-Resident/NE Regional)

Course Fee $672.00 per credit hour
Registration Fee $60.00 per semester, non-refundable (even in cases where a student withdraws or is dropped for non-payment)

 

MFA PROFESSIONAL WRITING

CT Resident/Non-Resident/NE Regional

Course Fee $746.00 per credit hour
Registration Fee $60.00 per semester, non-refundable (even in cases where a student withdraws)

 

ED.D. INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP

CT Resident/Non-Resident/NE Regional

Course Fee $1,003.00 per credit hour
Registration Fee $60.00 per semester, non-refundable (even in cases where a student withdraws)

 

ED.D. NURSING EDUCATION / DOCTOR OF NURSING EDUCATION

CT Resident/Non-Resident/NE Regional

Course Fee $1,360.00 per credit hour
Registration Fee $60.00 per semester, non-refundable (even in cases where a student withdraws)

 

Miscellaneous Fees

Transcript Fee $30.00   one time fee
Payment Plan Fee $35.00   per term
Application Fee $50.00
Bad Check Penalty $20.00    per occurrence
Lost ID Card $15.00    per occurrence
Teacher Certification/
Transcript Evaluation
$75.00
Ed.D Evaluation Fee $100.00
Re-registration Fee $100.00   per occurrence
Late Fee $50.00   per occurrence
Graduate Continuing Enrollment Fee $40.00
Graduate Reentry Fee $50.00
Professional Education Fee (TK20) $100.00  one time fee
Study Abroad Program Fee $150.00
Study Abroad Application Fee $75.00
Lab Fee $50.00   per course
Nursing Program Fee $396.00  (full time students) $33 per credit part time students

 

In addition to textbooks, students must furnish their own notebooks, writing implements and art supplies. Students also should be prepared to pay for field trips and regional study tours since these activities are an integral part of the education program.

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State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts. The Connecticut Office of Higher Education became a member of SARA in 2017, thus allowing Western Connecticut State University to apply to be a member of SARA. This allows Western Connecticut State University to accept students from all SARA approved states.

Student Complaints

Pursuant to federal regulations and the terms of SARA, the Office of Higher Education is responsible for the investigation and resolution of out-of-state students’ complaints against institutions of higher education based in Connecticut and offering distance education via SARA. Note that issues regarding student life, such as discipline, grading, etc., fall solely within the purview of the institution and are not generally investigated. Additionally, the Office of Higher Education does not investigate anonymous complaints or provide legal advice. Currently, SARA institutions are to:

  • Apply the tuition refund policies of their home state to students located in other SARA states; and
  • For students located in non-SARA states, follow any relevant tuition refund policies of those states.

Within two years of the incident complained of, out-of-state students enrolled in a Connecticut institution via SARA may file a complaint in accordance with the following steps:

  1. The student must attempt to resolve the complaint by exhausting the institution’s established internal grievance procedures. These are usually published in the institution’s catalog, student handbook and/or posted on the institution’s website. Absent extenuating circumstances, the Office of Higher Education will not investigate complaints filed by students who have not first sought a resolution with the institution.
  2. If all remedies at the institutional level have been exhausted and the complaint is not resolved, the student may file a complaint with the Office of Higher Education. To file a complaint, please follow this link:https://veoci.com/v/p/181953/workflow/gjrt4qhrrvkv  All documentation for review related to the complaint must be provided by the student as part of the filing.
  3. The Office of Higher Education will process the complaint and provide copies of all documents filed with the complaint to the institution. The institution has 20 days to respond. After receiving a response and conducting an investigation, the Office of Higher Education will issue a findings report to all parties. The findings report is final.

If a Connecticut student is enrolled in a distance education program offered by a SARA institution based in another state, the student should contact the portal agency in that state to pursue the complaint process. Connecticut students enrolled in Connecticut institutions must first exhaust an institution’s established internal grievance procedures, and then should contact the Office of Higher Education prior to filing a complaint.

All correspondence, including institutional applications and student complaints, should be sent via email or post to:

 

Dr. Sean Seepersad, SARA Coordinator
Division Director, Academic Affairs
Office of Higher Education
State of Connecticut
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 707
Hartford, CT 06103-1841

Email: sean.seepersad@ct.gov