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Washburn University Tuition & Cost

Topeka, Kansas

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In State Kansas Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Washburn University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$993
Other Fees$110
Room and Board $9,838
Other Expenses Budget$3,314

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Washburn University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$993
Other Fees$110
Room and Board $9,838
Other Expenses Budget$3,314

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Washburn University for undergraduate students residing in Kansas is $8,762. Room and board charges total $9,838 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $993 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $110 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,314 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Washburn University full time should expect a total annual cost of $23,017.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Washburn University is $19,766 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $9,838 for room and board, $993 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $110. Students are advised to budget $3,314 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $34,021. This figure is 47.8% higher than what Kansas residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Washburn University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $14,198 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Washburn University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Washburn University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,258
$30,001 to $48,000$12,574
$48,001 to $75,000$15,383
$75,001 to $110,000$17,400

Financial Aid

92% of full-time undergrad Washburn 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 $6,981 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 52% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,250 and 4% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $10,177.

Finanical Aid Washburn University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,981 92%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,322 69%
Pell Grants $4,979 37%
Other Federal Grants $864 27%
State and Local Grants $1,767 17%
Federal Student Loans $5,250 52%
Other Student Loans $10,177 4%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Washburn University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $49,784. The loan balance of $49,784 is a four year multiple of the $12,446 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 $528 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $49,784
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $527.79
Total Interest Paid $13,551.19
Sum of All Loan Payments $63,335.19

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Kansas Residents Non Residents
1 $23,017 $34,021
2 $23,690 $35,016
3 $24,383 $36,040
4 $25,097 $37,095

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Washburn University to be $92,068 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.9% 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 Washburn University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Kansas Residents $309 $927 $1,236
Out of State Residents $702 $2,106 $2,808

Estimated cost for a class at Washburn 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 Washburn University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Washburn University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=156082 IPEDS survey data for Washburn University.