Educational Institutions have been battling for a suitable alternative for their traditional wire-line technology. Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) has proven an alternative to meet this demand. Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) has been the most sought for technology in most Education Institutions and has offered enormous benefits to these Institutions . It has facilitated the exchange of information (voice and data) among personnel’s in the university community. There are many issues to consider when choosing a broadband wireless access for personal or enterprise usage; the physical layer data rates, effective data rates at MAC SAP, network capacity, quality of service, interference, coexistence, technology maturity, operating range, scalability, security etc. Many Broadband Wireless Access... (BWA) service providers have cost of deploying and maintaining the network and its services as a core issue to consider for BWA deployment. This paper looks at the technical appraisal and cost of deploying and maintaining BWA (Wi-Fi and WiMAX) in a typical Education Institution setting, taking KNUST as a case study. It was observed that it is possible for KNUST to implement a cellular infrastructure BWA since the cost of equipment can be amortized over the life span of the equipment. Also, in the case of an Educational Institution such as KNUST, some of the cost components can be waived. Therefore, some of these Institutions can deploy WiMAX at a much cheaper cost than envisaged. This research would help inform the school’s administration and the network administrators as to the benefits of the services to consider and how possible it’s (financially) to deploy.