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Western State Colorado University Tuition & Cost

Gunnison, Colorado

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Colorado Resident Sticker Price
$24,955
In State Costs for Western State Colorado University
Fee Cost
Tuition$6,624
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$3,812
Room and Board $10,150
Other Expenses Budget$3,069
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$36,427
Out of State Costs for Western State Colorado University
Fee Cost
Tuition$18,096
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$3,812
Room and Board $10,150
Other Expenses Budget$3,069

Residents of Colorado pay an annual total price of $24,955 to attend Western State Colorado University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $6,624 for tuition, $10,150 room and board, $1,300 for books and supplies and $3,812 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $36,427 which is 46% higher than Colorado residents. The tuition charge is $18,096 while room and board is $10,150, books and supplies are $1,300 and other fees come in at $3,812.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Western State Colorado University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$17,328
Net Price by Income Western State Colorado University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,018
$30,001 to $48,000$14,744
$48,001 to $75,000$15,866
$75,001 to $110,000$19,264
$110,000+$21,264

The average reported annual net price for Western State Colorado University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,328 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

87% of full-time undergrad Western State Colorado University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,861 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 58% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,007 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $13,939.

Finanical Aid Western State Colorado University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,861 87%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,719 85%
Pell Grants $4,354 28%
Other Federal Grants $474 15%
State and Local Grants $1,922 37%
Federal Student Loans $5,007 58%
Other Student Loans $13,939 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Western State Colorado University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $51,992. The loan balance of $51,992 is a four year multiple of the $12,998 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $496 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $51,992
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $496.06
Total Interest Paid $7,535.32
Sum of All Loan Payments $59,527.32

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$99,820
Year Colorado Residents Non Residents
1 $24,955 $36,427
2 $25,933 $37,854
3 $26,949 $39,337
4 $28,004 $40,878

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Western State Colorado University to be $99,820 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Western State Colorado University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Colorado Residents $276 $828 $1,104
Out of State Residents $754 $2,262 $3,016

Estimated cost for a class at Western State Colorado University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Western State Colorado University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Western State Colorado University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=128391 IPEDS survey data for Western State Colorado University.