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2017-18 Tuition and Costs


Full-Time:     Per Year




Tuition (12-18* hours)



Residential Cost (shared occupancy and full meal plan)






A one-time $200 Enrollment Confirmation Fee is required of all full-time, undergraduate students in order to register for classes and reserve aid awards.  Allow approximately $600 per semester for books. Nursing clinical and student teaching fees are an additional $50 per credit hour. ACCK special education courses incur additional charges.  See the 2017-18  College Catalog for more details.

*An overload fee for hours in excess of 18 is an additional $140 per credit hour.  Activity-based courses such as varsity athletics, choir, band, orchestra, music lessons, forensics, debate, and theatre are excluded from overload charges.


Part-time, Per Semester




Less than 1/2 time

(1-5 hours)

$280. per credit hour


1/2 time

(6-8 hours)



3/4 time

(9-11 hours)


Pre-freshmen (up to six hours per semester):

$140. per credit hour

Audit (undergraduate):

$140. per credit  hour

Senior Citizen (over age 65):

$140. per credit hour 


Tuition per credit hour

$480.00 per credit hour



Are available for purchase from kwu.ecampus.comTo know what textbooks you will need for each class, log on to your MYKWU account, on the main page, on the left side, you will see a link titled “MY COURSES”. Click on this link to see information about your course and your professor and learn about your text book and other required course materials.

Payment Plans

OPTION #1: Payment in full by August 1 (fall semester) and January 1 (spring semester)

OPTION #2: Automatic bank draft provides withdrawal from a checking account four times throughout the semester (refer to the dates below).

After all applicable financial assistance is applied to the student's charges for the semester, (including a $25 fee for this program) the remaining balance is divided into four equal installments and deducted from the bank account you designated according to the following schedule: 

Monthly Payment Due:

First (1st) of Each Month

Fifteenth (15th) of Each Month

Fall Term

Each payment amount equals one quarter of the remaining balance

Spring  Term 

Each payment amount equals one-quarter of the remaining balance

August 1, 2017

January 1, 2018

August 15, 2017

January 15, 2018

September 1, 2017

February 1, 2018

September 15, 2017

February 15, 2018

October 1, 2017

March 1, 2018

October 15, 2017

March 15, 2018

November 1, 2017

April 1, 2018

November 15, 2017

April 15, 2018


Bank drafts returned for insufficient funds or closed accounts will cause the student account to be assessed a $30.00 fee.  Requests for alternative dates for drafting, if approved, will also be assessed a $30.00. Late enrollment in the bank draft program (after the first draft date) will require the amount of missed drafts to be paid by cash, check, or credit card before the bank draft enrollment will be accepted by KWU.

Students who fail to pay any amounts when due are not eligible to re-enroll, or receive grades, transcripts or diplomas until the accounts have been settled or a release has been given by the Business Manager. The University reserves the right to charge a student for damages to University property as a result of carelessness.

 Interest on delinquent payments will be assessed at the rate of 1% per month on the unpaid balance. Any and all collection effort expenses will be passed on to the delinquent student. The failure of the University to enforce these provisions at any one time or with respect to any one student shall not constitute a waiver of the right of the University to enforce it at any other time, at all times, or with respect to any other student.