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How much does it cost to attend?

In State West Virginia Resident Sticker Price
$23,738
In State Costs for West Virginia University
Fee Cost
Tuition$8,976
Books and Supplies$950
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $11,062
Other Expenses Budget$2,750
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$40,082
Out of State Costs for West Virginia University
Fee Cost
Tuition$25,320
Books and Supplies$950
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $11,062
Other Expenses Budget$2,750

Residents of West Virginia pay an annual total price of $23,738 to attend West Virginia University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $8,976 for tuition, $11,062 room and board, $950 for books and supplies and $0 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $40,082 which is 68.9% higher than West Virginia residents. The tuition charge is $25,320 while room and board is $11,062, books and supplies are $950 and other fees come in at $0.

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

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$12,743
Net Price by Income West Virginia University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,213
$30,001 to $48,000$10,486
$48,001 to $75,000$13,220
$75,001 to $110,000$16,189
$110,000+$16,668

The average reported annual net price for West Virginia University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,743 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

84% of full-time undergrad West Virginia 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 $9,656 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 $5,232 and 14% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $16,972.

Finanical Aid West Virginia University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $9,656 84%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $6,316 76%
Pell Grants $4,516 27%
Other Federal Grants $1,238 10%
State and Local Grants $4,979 38%
Federal Student Loans $5,232 56%
Other Student Loans $16,972 14%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to West Virginia University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $33,376. The loan balance of $33,376 is a four year multiple of the $8,344 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 $318 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 $33,376
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $318.44
Total Interest Paid $4,837.26
Sum of All Loan Payments $38,213.26

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$94,952
Year West Virginia Residents Non Residents
1 $23,738 $40,082
2 $25,113 $42,404
3 $26,568 $44,860
4 $28,107 $47,459

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at West Virginia University to be $94,952 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.8% 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 West Virginia University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
West Virginia Residents $374 $1,122 $1,496
Out of State Residents $1,055 $3,165 $4,220

Estimated cost for a class at West Virginia 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 West Virginia University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

West Virginia University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=238032 IPEDS survey data for West Virginia University.