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Washington State Tuition & Cost

Pullman, Washington

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In State Washington Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Washington State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$960
Other Fees$1,960
Room and Board $11,848
Other Expenses Budget$3,542

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Washington State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$960
Other Fees$1,960
Room and Board $11,848
Other Expenses Budget$3,542

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Washington State University for undergraduate students residing in Washington is $10,457. Room and board charges total $11,848 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $960 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,960 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,542 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Washington State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $28,767.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Washington State University is $25,773 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $11,848 for room and board, $960 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,960. Students are advised to budget $3,542 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $44,083. This figure is 53.2% higher than what Washington 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 Washington State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,931 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 Washington State 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 Washington State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,689
$30,001 to $48,000$8,719
$48,001 to $75,000$14,233
$75,001 to $110,000$21,163

Financial Aid

90% 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 $9,462 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 40% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,040 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $15,915.

Finanical Aid Washington State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,462 90%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,682 78%
Pell Grants $4,732 26%
Other Federal Grants $341 26%
State and Local Grants $6,658 37%
Federal Student Loans $5,040 40%
Other Student Loans $15,915 5%

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 $657 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 $61,940
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $656.67
Total Interest Paid $16,860.05
Sum of All Loan Payments $78,800.05

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Washington Residents Non Residents
1 $28,767 $44,083
2 $29,466 $45,154
3 $30,182 $46,252
4 $30,916 $47,376

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 $115,068 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.4% 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 Washington State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Washington Residents $550 $1,650 $2,200
Out of State Residents $1,316 $3,948 $5,264

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

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236939 IPEDS survey data for Washington State University.