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Western Connecticut State University offers in-state rate for tuition, fees to New York and New Jersey students

Students from New York and New Jersey are able to enroll at WCSU at the annual rate of $11,344, the same amount paid by Connecticut residents. Out-of-state tuition and fees for these students had been $24,304.

Among the university’s 50 bachelor degree programs, WCSU offers numerous professional degrees – including business management, marketing, accounting, biology, nursing, education, counseling, communication, psychology and justice and law administration. It is the designated school for the visual and performing arts in the system of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) and features a $97 million facility that houses a concert hall, art gallery, two theaters and rehearsal and classroom spaces.

With easy access from Interstate-84 or Metro-North, WCSU students enjoy up-to-date sports facilities for intermural, club and Division III athletes, more than 80 student clubs, a nature preserve, suite-style residence halls, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1. Students looking for the highest academic challenge can explore the innovative Kathwari Honors Program, open to students in all of the university’s four schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who qualifies?

All undergraduate students who attend as a full time from New York and New Jersey.

What is the discount?

Eligible students from New York and New Jersey will qualify for Connecticut in-state tuition which is currently $11,344. A discount of over $12,000 from the out of state price.

What if I am living on campus?

This discount covers tuition and fees. Room and board is an additional flat cost for any WCSU student.

Does this apply to current WCSU Students?

Yes! Current students from effected states will be included into the program.

Will I still be eligible for financial aid with this discount?

Yes, all students must complete the FASFA to qualify for financial aid.

Why should you choose Western?


A real advantage of Western is its location. Students enjoy all of the benefits of attending school in a smaller city – small class sizes, community atmosphere, personalized interaction with faculty – yet Danbury is only a short drive from New York City, coastal beaches, entertainment venues and more!



Did you know that tuition at Western is less than a third of most private colleges in our region? This university holds its own even against "big name"” institutions whose tuition can exceed $40,000! The fact is, WCSU students are able to choose from a broad range of degree programs taught by accomplished instructors, 81 percent of whom possess Ph.D.s or other top degree in their discipline.


Quality Academic Programs

Academic programs at Western are thoughtfully crafted by educators who understand the requirements of real-world employers. Whether it’s science, business, nursing or the arts, the focus here is on addressing the demands of today's working world you’ll face when you graduate.


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