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Washington State Tuition & Cost

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Washington Resident Sticker Price
$27,991
In State Costs for Washington State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$9,953
Books and Supplies$960
Other Fees$1,888
Room and Board $11,648
Other Expenses Budget$3,542
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$42,569
Out of State Costs for Washington State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$24,531
Books and Supplies$960
Other Fees$1,888
Room and Board $11,648
Other Expenses Budget$3,542

Residents of Washington pay an annual total price of $27,991 to attend Washington State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $9,953 for tuition, $11,648 room and board, $960 for books and supplies and $1,888 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $42,569 which is 52.1% higher than Washington residents. The tuition charge is $24,531 while room and board is $11,648, books and supplies are $960 and other fees come in at $1,888.

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

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$18,002
Net Price by Income Washington State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,334
$30,001 to $48,000$11,337
$48,001 to $75,000$15,548
$75,001 to $110,000$22,090
$110,000+$23,961

The average reported annual net price for Washington State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $18,002 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

83% of full-time undergrad Washington State 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 $9,066 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 43% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,131 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $15,250.

Finanical Aid Washington State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,066 83%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,553 74%
Pell Grants $4,689 28%
Other Federal Grants $334 24%
State and Local Grants $9,100 22%
Federal Student Loans $5,131 43%
Other Student Loans $15,250 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Washington State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $61,940. The loan balance of $61,940 is a four year multiple of the $15,485 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 $591 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 $61,940
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $590.98
Total Interest Paid $8,977.11
Sum of All Loan Payments $70,917.11

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$111,964
Year Washington Residents Non Residents
1 $27,991 $42,569
2 $29,950 $45,549
3 $32,047 $48,737
4 $34,290 $52,149

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Washington State University to be $111,964 - 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 Washington State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Washington Residents $526 $1,578 $2,104
Out of State Residents $1,255 $3,765 $5,020

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Washington State 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=236939 IPEDS survey data for Washington State University.