An affordable degree

Washburn University understands that the cost of college is an important--and sometimes daunting--factor in your college selection process. With competitive tuition and fees, attractive scholarship programs and an annual average of $54 million in financial aid awarded, however, Washburn makes the cost of college less scary and a more defining reason to become an Ichabod.
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Apply for Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is committed to helping students and families pursue their educational goals by minimizing financial barriers. Funding sources include the federal government, the State of Kansas and Washburn.

To apply for federal financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For 2024-25 only, the FAFSA will open in December due to federal changes in the process. A specific date hasn't been set yet. Washburn's Federal School Code is 001949. The priority date for the following academic year is May 1st (If you have not submitted the FAFSA by this date and still need help, please contact our Financial Aid office).

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Apply for Scholarships

Each year Washburn awards millions of dollars in scholarships that you have a chance to earn through numerous opportunities. Some of the scholarships we award include:

  • Admission (based on high school GPA)
  • Specialized
  • Alumni
  • Athletic
  • Leadership
  • Honors
  • Departmental

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Check if you're eligible for tuition waivers

Washburn grants tuition waivers that allow you to receive in-state tuition even though you may not be a full Kansas resident. You're eligible if you are a:

  • Certain residents of Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas
  • Full-time public educational institution employee
  • Veteran and active duty military
  • Non-resident Kansas high school graduate
  • Non-residents who works in Kansas
  • Child of a Washburn alum

View your College Financing Plan

The College Financing Plan serves as a tool for comparing college costs to available resources. It offers an accessible way to compare school offers, as most institutions should use a standardized format. The image shows an example of what the College Financing Plan looks like.

  • How do I access the College Financing Plan?
    • You can access your College Financing Plan through your account, selecting Review offers under your Financial Aid Dashboard, and selecting the college Financing Plan tab. You can change years between years by selecting the award year drop down.
  • When is the College Financing Plan Available?
    • The College Financing Plan is available when we have an estimate for your college costs and a resource setup for you. This could include scholarships, grants, loans, federal work study, va benefits, third party payments, and more.
  • Who should I contact if I have questions on the College Financing Plan?

Other Resources

Net Price Calculator

We highly recommend using our College Financing Plan tool (mentioned above), to compare your college costs with resources available, but you can also use our net price calculator to calculate your "net cost" to attend Washburn.

Net price calculator

Tuition & Fees schedule

At $338 per credit hour, you'll find that Washburn's tuition is competitive with other four-year schools in Kansas. In addition, our small activity fee of $56.75 is significantly lower than other colleges.

Tuition and fees


Washburn University Admissions
Morgan Hall Suite 100
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email

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