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Central Washington University Tuition & Cost

Ellensburg, Washington

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Washington Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Central Washington University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$1,955
Room and Board $12,637
Other Expenses Budget$2,922
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Central Washington University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$1,955
Room and Board $12,637
Other Expenses Budget$2,922

Residents of Washington pay an annual total price of $24,732 to attend Central Washington University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $6,318 for tuition, $12,637 room and board, $900 for books and supplies and $1,955 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $40,413 which is 63.4% higher than Washington residents. The tuition charge is $21,999 while room and board is $12,637, books and supplies are $900 and other fees come in at $1,955.

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 Central Washington University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Central Washington University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,875
$30,001 to $48,000$11,423
$48,001 to $75,000$15,744
$75,001 to $110,000$20,133

The average reported annual net price for Central Washington University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,014 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

85% of full-time undergrad Central Washington 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 $7,065 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 56% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,309 and 4% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,908.

Finanical Aid Central Washington University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $7,065 85%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,361 71%
Pell Grants $4,722 35%
Other Federal Grants $1,002 9%
State and Local Grants $6,085 31%
Federal Student Loans $5,309 56%
Other Student Loans $12,908 4%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Central Washington University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $55,100. The loan balance of $55,100 is a four year multiple of the $13,775 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 $526 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 $55,100
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $525.71
Total Interest Paid $7,985.77
Sum of All Loan Payments $63,085.77

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Washington Residents Non Residents
1 $24,732 $40,413
2 $26,463 $43,242
3 $28,316 $46,269
4 $30,298 $49,508

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Central Washington University to be $98,928 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Central Washington University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Washington Residents $211 $633 $844
Out of State Residents $733 $2,199 $2,932

Estimated cost for a class at Central Washington 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 Central Washington University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Central Washington University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=234827 IPEDS survey data for Central Washington University.