A calculator and a pencil

Tuition and Fees

Washburn Tech offers educational opportunities that you cannot afford to miss. If you are just out of high school or an adult going back to school, you will find our tuition costs among the lowest in the state. We also offer a variety of financial aid options.

If you are a high school student, who meets specific requirements, your tuition is free! Thanks a Kansas Senate bill called Excel in CTE, the state of Kansas picks up the tab for high school students who meet Kansas residency requirements for enrollment in any tiered career technical course.  However, textbook, program and other fees may apply.

  • Tuition (post-secondary) - $126 per credit hour
  • Tuition (high school) – FREE!
  • Materials/technology fee - $18 per credit hour
  • Testing/certification/program-related fees – vary per program
  • Books/supplies/tools – vary per program


Check out the estimated cost of a specific program by going to the career programs section. After choosing a program, click on the tuition and fees link in the right column. Tuition and fees are established by the Washburn University Board of Regents and are subject to change by the Board of Regents.


Washburn Tech is affiliated with Washburn University and is accredited or approved by Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, Ill. 60602-2504, 312.263.0456.

Washburn Tech is also accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga. 30326, phone 404.975.5000, fax 404.975.5020, www.nlnac.org.