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Tuition & Costs

At The W, we believe that the cost of a college education should not be a deterrent to your pursuit of earning a college degree. The university has the lowest tuition in Mississippi among public universities, and has kept tuition steady for two years. Beginning with the 2014-15 Academic Year, we are offering that same low tuition to residents in the surrounding states.

2016-17 Tuition

In State*

Out of State


Total Tuition

Graduate Full Time (9-13 credits)




Graduate Full Time Capital Improvement Fee




Graduate Part Time (per credit hr for 1-8 credits)




Graduate Full Time Capital Improvement Fee (per hour)




Graduate MFA with Accademia dell'Arte




Overload Tuition
Graduate students taking more than 13 credit hours must pay an additional $331.44 per credit hour.

*Residents of the following states qualify for In-State Tuition: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.



Late Registration Fee


Drop/Add a Course


Online Course Fee


Room & Board




Full-Time Commuter Students

Commuter Student Meal Plan




On-Campus Resident

Double Occupancy

Callaway & Jones Halls

Full Term




Accelerated Term




Columbus & Hastings-Simmons Halls

Full Term




Accelerated Term




Single Occupancy

Callway & Jones Hall (Full Term)




Columbus & Hastings-Simmons Halls (Full Term)




Living expenses include housing and unlimited access to the cafeteria during serving hours, plus $150 Bonus Bucks. Bonus Bucks can be used at Subway and Simply to Go or to pay for guest meals in the cafeteria.

Full-time commuting students receive $100 Bonus Bucks per semester.

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Office of Graduate Studies

Eudora Welty Hall, 300
Phone: (662) 329-7142
Toll Free: 877-462-8439 ext. 7142
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