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WSSU Tuition & Cost

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State North Carolina Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Winston Salem State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$2,540
Room and Board $10,888
Other Expenses Budget$2,696
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Winston Salem State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$2,540
Room and Board $10,888
Other Expenses Budget$2,696

Residents of North Carolina pay an annual total price of $20,825 to attend Winston Salem State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $3,401 for tuition, $10,888 room and board, $1,300 for books and supplies and $2,540 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $31,072 which is 49.2% higher than North Carolina residents. The tuition charge is $13,648 while room and board is $10,888, books and supplies are $1,300 and other fees come in at $2,540.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Winston Salem State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Winston Salem State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,304
$30,001 to $48,000$11,479
$48,001 to $75,000$15,119
$75,001 to $110,000$18,463

The average reported annual net price for Winston Salem State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $11,868 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

98% of full-time undergrad Winston Salem State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,492 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 86% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $6,211 and 2% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,908.

Finanical Aid Winston Salem State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,492 98%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $2,666 65%
Pell Grants $5,313 76%
Other Federal Grants $1,939 14%
State and Local Grants $2,468 66%
Federal Student Loans $6,211 86%
Other Student Loans $10,908 2%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Winston Salem State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $25,560. The loan balance of $25,560 is a four year multiple of the $6,390 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $244 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $25,560
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $243.87
Total Interest Paid $3,704.47
Sum of All Loan Payments $29,264.47

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year North Carolina Residents Non Residents
1 $20,825 $31,072
2 $21,035 $31,385
3 $21,246 $31,701
4 $21,460 $32,020

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Winston Salem State University to be $83,300 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Winston Salem State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
North Carolina Residents $425 $1,275 $1,700
Out of State Residents $1,706 $5,118 $6,824

Estimated cost for a class at Winston Salem State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Winston Salem State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Winston Salem State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199999 IPEDS survey data for Winston Salem State University.