Jun 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
  
2024-2025 Catalog

Cost of Attendance


Estimated Annual Cost

  In-state WUE* Out-of-state
Tuition and Required Fees $3,600 $4,872 $8,640
Books and Supplies $1,600 $1,600 $1,600
Board (10-meal plan) $2,920 $2,920 $2,920
Average Room (on-campus) $2,800 $2,800 $2,800
Estimated Annual Expense    $10,920    $12,192    $15,960

*Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

It should be clearly understood that these figures are ONLY estimates for students who live on campus and are taking 12 credits. Local students commuting to campus would probably not require these amounts.

Tuition and Fees

The following schedule shows the charges for credit classes. Students taking 12 or more credit hours per semester are classified as full-time. Those enrolling for 11 credit hours or less per semester are classified as part-time students. Sweetwater County residents aged 60 years or over may enroll in in-person classes at the college, with tuition payment waived. Special fees for laboratory supplies or other costs remain the financial responsibility of each student, regardless of age, and cannot be waived.

The College Board of Trustees reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.

Per Semester  
Residents of Wyoming $141/hr
Out of State  
  WUE State Residents $156/hr
  Non-WUE Residents $351/hr
Academic Support Fee  
An additional $20 Academic Support fee is charged per credit in addition to tuition and required fees. This is included in the numbers above.

Payment

Students registered in 6 or more credits may choose a payment plan option (3 payments, $50 setup fee). Once classes begin, the refund schedule goes into effect. Students who leave Western owing tuition and fees are still responsible for payment. Bad debts are submitted to the collection agency and are subject to collection fees.

Course Fees


Course fees are non-refundable from the course’s start date forward unless otherwise specified.

Fees attached to individual courses are as follows:

Course Description 24-25 Fee
ACCT All ACCT Courses $20.00 
ACCT 1510 Quickbooks Certification Exam $150.00 
AFVT All AFVT Courses $40.00 
ANTH 1100  Physical Anthropology $25.00 
ANTH 2310  Archaeology Field Methods $150.00 
ART 1001  General Art $15.00 
ART 1120  Foundation: Three-Dimensional $45.00 
ART 1150  Black and White Film Photography I $25.00 
ART 1160  Black and White Film Photography II $25.00 
ART 2090  Printmaking $60.00 
ART 2145  Digital Photography I $20.00 
ART 2210 Painting I $15.00
ART 2220 Painting II $15.00
ART 2310  Sculpture I $100.00 
ART 2410  Ceramics I $105.00 
ART 2420  Ceramics II $105.00 
ART 2430  Ceramics III $105.00 
ART 2440  Ceramics IV $85.00 
ART 2445  Ceramics Studio $105.00 
ART 2485 Special Projects in Ceramics $150.00 
AUTO All AUTO Courses $40.00 
BAS All BAS Courses $5.00 
BIOL All Biology Courses $55.00 
CHEM All CHEM Courses $70.00 
CIS 1510 CompTIA Certification Exam $492.00 
CMAP All CMAP Courses $25.00 
CMAP 1884 Adobe Certification Exam $150.00 
CMAP 1915 Microsoft Certification Exam $115.00 
CMPT All CMPT Courses $30.00 
COSC All COSC Courses $35.00 
DESL All DESL Courses $40.00 
EDEL 2170 Art in the Elementary School $25.00
ELAP 1515 - 1585  Electrical Apprenticeship 1A-4B $20.00 
ELTR All ELTR Courses $25.00 
ENGL 1010  English Composition I $10.00 
ENTO 1001  Insect Biology $55.00 
ES 1000  Orientation to Engineering Study $35.00 
ES 1060  Engineering Computing $35.00 
ES 1070  Solid Modeling I $35.00 
ES 2110  Statics $25.00 
ES 2120  Dynamics $25.00 
ES 2210  Electric Circuit Analysis $25.00 
ES 2230  Computer Aided Drafting $35.00 
ES 2240  Advanced Computer Aided Drafting $35.00 
ES 2310  Thermodynamics $25.00 
ES 2330  Fluid Dynamics $25.00 
ES 2410  Mechanics of Materials $25.00 
GEOL All GEOL Courses $35.00 
GEOL 2080  General Field Geology $167.00 
HLED 1003  Wellness $30.00 
HLED 1411 Nutrition $30.00 
HLTK 1625 Advanced CPR/AED for Professionals $30.00 
HONORS All Honors courses $25.00 
IMGT 1500 Information Management Certification Exam $220.00 
INDM All INDM Courses $35.00 
KIN All KIN Courses not Listed $50.00 
KIN 2135  Personal Trainer Education $400.00 
MCH All MCH Courses $35.00 
MEDC 1500 Medical Industry Certification Exam $400.00 
MOLB 2210  General Microbiology $55.00 
MUSC Private Lesson Voice 1/2 hr lesson $125.00 
MUSC Private Lesson Voice 1 hr lesson $250.00 
NRST 1510  Nursing Assistant $75.00 
NURS Nursing Program Fee (assessed on 1100, 1200, 2300, 2400) $150.00 
NURS 1100  Professional Nursing Care Promotion $300.00 
NURS 1200  Professional Nursing Care Chronic Illness $200.00 
NURS 2300  Professional Nursing Care Acute Illness $200.00 
NURS 2400  Professional Nursing Care Complex Illness $200.00 
OEAC 1222  Wilderness First Aid and Survival $165.00 
OGPT All OGPT Courses $35.00 
PEAC Wellness Center, Pool, Auxiliary Gym or Weight Room Course $25.00 
PEAC All Outdoor Courses without a Set Fee $25.00 
PEAC 1000  Physical Conditioning $25.00 
PEAC 1015  Beginning Skin and Scuba $90.00 
PEAC 1254  Snowboard Riding $150.00 
PEAC 1258  Downhill Skiing I $150.00 
PEAC 1259  Beginning Cross-Country Skiing $40.00 
PEAC 1260  Beginning Volleyball $15.00 
PEAC 1280  Fly Fishing I $35.00 
PEAC 1287  Rock Climbing I $35.00 
PEAC 1295  Beginning Backpacking $55.00 
PEAC 1296  Desert Living Skills $15.00 
PEAC 1297  Whitewater Rafting $75.00 
PEAC 1308  Hike and Fish $50.00 
PEAC 1309  Hike-Camp-Fish $55.00 
PEAC 1320  Big Game Habitat Skills $75.00 
PEAC 2012  Advanced Scuba Diving $90.00 
PEAC 2017  Water Safety Instructor $45.00 
PEAC 2018  Lifeguard Training $45.00 
PEAC 2280  Fly Fishing II $35.00 
PHLB 1810  Phlebotomy Principles and Practices $160.00 
PHYS All PHYS Courses $35.00 
PLOP 1540  Plant Operations IV $70.00 
POLT All POLT Courses $250.00
PSYC All PSYC Courses $10.00 
REWM 2000  Principles of Rangeland Management $55.00 
REWM 2500  Rangeland Plant Identification $50.00 
REWM 2100  Forest Management $55.00 
TECH 1550  General Metallurgy $20.00 
TECH 1600  Industrial Safety $20.00 
TECH 1680  Reading Technical Schematics $20.00 
THEA 2340  Musical Theater Voice 1/2 Hour  $100.00 
THEA 2340  Musical Theater Voice 1 Hour $200.00 
TTD 1500  Novice CDL Training $1,800.00 
WELD 1720  Oxyacetylene Welding $100.00 
WELD 1725  Oxyacetylene Cutting $100.00 
WELD 1755  Shielded Metal Arc Welding $200.00 
WELD 1760  Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding $200.00 
WELD 1770  Gas Metal Flux Core Arc Welding $265.00 
WELD 1774  GMAW - Pipe $300.00 
WELD 1776  Flux Core Arc Welding $225.00 
WELD 1780  Gas Tungsten Arc Welding $265.00 
WELD 1840  Groove Welding Plate $265.00 
WELD 1850  Fundamentals of Fabrication $140.00 
WELD 1950  SMAW Stainless Steel Basic $200.00 
WELD 1960  Submerged Arc Welding $145.00 
WELD 2515  Pipe Welding I: Schedule 40 $330.00 
WELD 2525  Pipe Welding II: Schedule 80 $380.00 
WELD 2530  Downhill Pipe Welding $305.00 
WELD 2540  Pipe Layout and Fabrication $175.00 
WELD 2630  Welding for the Arts I $100.00 
WELD 2635  Welding for the Arts II $100.00 
WELD 2650  Gas Tungsten Arc - Pipe $315.00 
WELD 2660  Stainless Steel Pipe Welding $380.00 
WELD 2670  Welding Inspection Technology $130.00 
WELD 2810  Welding Testing Training $120.00 
WELD 2965 Directed Study - Welding $85.00 

Distance Learning

Note for course fees: The general course fee is not assessed if the course is taught via the Internet; only the Internet course fee is charged. Some exceptions apply. Internet courses with live labs will charge both the Internet and course fees.

Other Charges

Access Card Replacement $20.00 per replacement
Auditing Classes In-State Tuition $124.00 per credit hour
Auditing Classes WUE Tuition $173.00 per credit hour
Auditing Classes Out-of-State Tuition $322.00 per credit hour
Campus Locker Fees (large locker) $5.00 per semester
Campus Locker Fees (small locker $3.00 per semester
Placement Testing $10.00 - $54.00 per test 
Directed Study Course Fee $75.00 per credit hour
Exercise Science Fitness Center  
-Students $25.00 per semester
-Employees Contact the Business Office
-Community Members $75.00 per semester

Guidelines for Waiving Course Fees for Outreach

Individual class fees may be waived for outreach courses where the fees are covered by another means (i.e., school district in-kind matching).

Procedure
  1. The outreach coordinator must submit a request for a course fee waiver to Mustang Central when a course creation is submitted. The request must be accompanied by documentation regarding why fees won’t be charged (i.e., a letter from the school district saying they aren’t charging for computer supplies).
  2. The waiver request may be made as a one-time request or as a permanent exception.
  3. Mustang Central staff will request authorization from the VP for Student Learning.
  4. Mustang Central staff will notify the outreach office of approval or disapproval of the waiver.

Contact the Registrar for more information regarding the procedure or permanent exceptions.

Refunds

Credit Courses

A portion of tuition and fees will be refunded to any student who withdraws officially within the time specified below. The amount refundable depends upon the days all courses have been in session. Refunds do not go into effect until signed paperwork is turned in to Mustang Central staff or the appropriate off-campus administrative office.

Calendar Days from Date Semester-Long Courses Begin:
1 to 10 days inclusive      100%
11 to 24 days inclusive 40%
25 days or more 0%
Calendar Days from Date 12-Week Block Courses Begin:
1 to 8 days inclusive 100%
9 to 22 days inclusive      40%
23 days or more 0%
Calendar Days from Date 8-Week Block Courses Begin:
1 to 5 days inclusive 100%
6 to 14 days inclusive      40%
15 days or more 0%
Calendar Days from Date 5-Week Block Courses Begin:
1 to 3 days inclusive 100%
4 to 8 days inclusive        40%
9 days or more 0%

Non-Credit Courses

Generally, tuition and fees are not refundable for non-credit classes. The Registrar or appropriate Vice President may make exceptions for extenuating circumstances.