Skip to main content

Tuition and Financial Aid

College should be the best years of your life, not the most expensive. We have the perks and programs of a major research university at a price below the national average.

Undergraduate Students

WVU tuition varies depending on several things:

  • Residency (West Virginia vs. out-of-state)
  • Your major
  • If you live in campus housing
  • Whether you're enrolling in an on-campus program or online
  • If you qualify for scholarships, which are automatically awarded to first-time freshmen who meet GPA and test-score requirements. Use the scholarship chart to find out how much merit aid you might receive.

On-Campus Majors
Students interested in the Advertising and Public Relations, Interactive Design for Media, Journalism, Multidisciplinary Studies or Sports and Adventure Media majors can get a quick estimate with the Tuition Calculator. Or, first-time freshmen can use the Net Price Calculator which factors in scholarship awards.

Get a Quick Estimate Access the Net Price Calculator

Online Majors
Students interested in the fully-online B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications can get tuition information at online.wvu.edu/cost.

Undergraduate Financial Aid

There are several ways to secure financial aid for college, including grants, loans and student employment. To apply for financial aid, file the FAFSA as soon as you can — preferably in January. The deadline is March 1. Use FAFSA School Code 003827 to send your information to our Morgantown campus.

Explore Undergraduate Financial Aid Options

Graduate Students

Tuition for College of Media master's degrees varies by program. Tuition costs below are for academic year 2021-22. These tuition amounts are only estimates and are subject to change.

M.S. in Journalism (resident)
$600 per credit hour
$5,400 per semester
M.S. in Journalism (non-resident)
$1,502 per credit hour
$13,518 per semester

Tuition for ONLINE master's degree programs is the same regardless of residency. These tuition amounts are only estimates and are subject to change.

Online M.S. in Integrated, Data or Digital Marketing Communications
$820 per credit hour
$24,600 total degree cost
Online M.S. in Media Solutions and Innovation
$627 per credit hour
$18,810 total degree cost

Graduate Financial Aid

Graduate students also are eligible to apply for financial aid through West Virginia University, typically in the form of loans. The WVU Financial Aid Office will work with you to access federal student loans to assist with the costs of your master’s degree education. You can contact the WVU Financial Aid Office at 304-293-5242 or https://financialaid.wvu.edu .

There are other funding opportunities available for graduate students including graduate assistantships, fellowships, WVU employee tuition waivers and employer reimbursement.

To inquire about graduate assistantships in the M.S. Journalism program, contact Dr. Steve Urbanski at 304.293.6797 or steve.urbanski@mail.wvu.edu.

NewStart fellowships may be available for students interested in the M.S. in Media Solutions and Innovation program. Contact Jim Iovino at jim.iovino@mail.wvu.edu.

Several options exist for students in the online M.S. in Integrated, Data or Digital Marketing Communications programs. Visit https://marketingcommunications.wvu.edu/admission/tuition-and-financial-aid for more information or contact Ryan Minnigh at ryan.minnigh@mail.wvu.edu.