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Western Washington University Tuition & Cost

Bellingham, Washington

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Washington Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Western Washington University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$954
Other Fees$1,128
Room and Board $12,036
Other Expenses Budget$3,672
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Western Washington University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$954
Other Fees$1,128
Room and Board $12,036
Other Expenses Budget$3,672

Residents of Washington pay an annual total price of $25,005 to attend Western Washington University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,215 for tuition, $12,036 room and board, $954 for books and supplies and $1,128 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $41,352 which is 65.4% higher than Washington residents. The tuition charge is $23,562 while room and board is $12,036, books and supplies are $954 and other fees come in at $1,128.

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 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 Western Washington University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,743
$30,001 to $48,000$11,228
$48,001 to $75,000$16,398
$75,001 to $110,000$21,213

The average reported annual net price for Western Washington University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,728 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

78% of full-time undergrad Western 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 $6,337 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 $4,964 and 4% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $13,897.

Finanical Aid Western Washington University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,337 78%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,700 71%
Pell Grants $4,401 23%
Other Federal Grants $326 22%
State and Local Grants $6,429 19%
Federal Student Loans $4,964 40%
Other Student Loans $13,897 4%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Western Washington University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $52,344. The loan balance of $52,344 is a four year multiple of the $13,086 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 $499 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 $52,344
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $499.42
Total Interest Paid $7,586.34
Sum of All Loan Payments $59,930.34

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Washington Residents Non Residents
1 $25,005 $41,352
2 $26,755 $44,247
3 $28,628 $47,344
4 $30,632 $50,658

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Western Washington University to be $100,020 - 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 Western Washington University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Washington Residents $240 $720 $960
Out of State Residents $785 $2,355 $3,140

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

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Western Washington University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=237011 IPEDS survey data for Western Washington University.