PHD Tuition and Fees

Note: Fees are subject to change at the discretion of the University. These projected costs only include those charged by the WCIU for its services and does not include additional costs 37 associated with the student's personal internet access, any travel occasioned by their studies or any other expense that may be incurred while in the pursuit of a degree from WCIU.

Note: WCIU is not receiving NEW applicants for the PhD program. Charges to PhD students for WCIU courses are divided into the following categories:

1. Application fee.

Students enrolling in WCIU for the first time are required to pay an application fee of $50.00. This fee is paid only once and covers the initial cost of establishing and maintaining a student's file, and reviewing the supporting documentation of the student’s application. This fee is non-refundable unless the refund request is made within 5 business days from when the student submits their application, not including holidays and weekends. [Please note that students who are inactive for more than 2 consecutive (3 month) terms will be automatically placed on inactive status and must be re-activated. The re-admission fee is $50.]

2. Program fees.

Program fees will be paid to the university for every term that the student is enrolled. The tuition cost for each 3-month term is $900, so PhD students typically pay $3600 per year. 20% of the Program Fee is nonrefundable. The PhD Program is a minimum of three years for a full-time student and a maximum of 10 years. Tuition will remain fixed for a given academic year, but may change from one academic year to the next. This fee covers access to WCIU's online library, Latourette Library, allows students access to required reading and textbooks. This fee also covers the costs for the dissertation manuscript to manuscripts to be reviewed by an outside reader. *A payment plan is available for students to pay in one-month increments. Please see “Financial Aid and Payment Plan” section of this Catalog. Total program fees for PhD students depends on how many terms they are enrolled. Ideally, PhD students complete all their coursework within six years, as explained below: 3 years x $3600 = $10,800 6 years x $3600 = $21,600 7 10 years x 3600 = $36,000 *Excludes cost of books and other materials and one-time application fee of $50.

3. Books.

Most of the PhD program course readings are accessible electronically in course lessons or through our online library catalog. However, students may need to purchase additional books (either hard copy or Kindle e-book) for the completion of course requirements. Many of these books will be used in multiple courses throughout the program. Please contact for further information regarding textbook costs. Approximate total book cost for the entire program: $150-$300.

4. Dissertation Printing Fees.

Students are responsible for paying fees related to printing two hardcover, bound copies of the dissertation for WCIU. Estimated cost for two hardcover, bound dissertations: 2 dissertation copies x $100 each = $200. 38

5. Graduation Fee Students are required to pay a $50 graduation fee.

This fee covers the cost of a diploma and an official transcript delivered to the student's address. TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF PHD PROGRAM FOR THREE YEARS: $50 + $10,800 + $150-$300 + $200 + 50 = $11,250- $11,400 TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF PHD PROGRAM FOR SIX YEARS: $50 + $21,600 + $150-$300 + $200 + 50 = $22,050- $22,200 TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF PHD PROGRAM FOR TEN YEARS: $50 + $36,000 + $150-$300 + $200 + 50 = $36,450- $36,600


1. $ 900 Total for the term (2-8 units) $180 Nonrefundable (20% of Total)

2. _____ Less any scholarships and reductions

3. $0 STRF fee assessed*

4. $900 TOTAL DUE FROM STUDENT FOR THIS PERIOD OF ATTENDANCE, due by the end of the payment period, unless a payment plan is established. (Line 1 – Line 2)