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Estimated expenses

Is WWU affordable? Look past the price tag.

Naturally, if you're choosing a college, you need to look at the price tag. But it's equally important that you then look past it, to the bottom line—because your out-of-pocket cost is what truly counts. 

Each family situation is unique, and until you apply for financial aid and factor in the merit scholarships you've earned, you won't know what your actual cost to attend WWU will be. 

So look past the price tag—and remember that financial aid makes the difference. 

Is community college cheaper?

Starting at a community college may not save you money. If you transfer to WWU after the first two years, your out-of-pocket expense could be more than $4,000 higher than if you attended WWU all four years.

Do you think community college is cheaper? Click here for a comparison of expenses.


Dormitory Student

Per Quarter

Per Year

Tuition (full-time, 12-16 hours)

$8,700

$26,100

General Fee (includes ASWWU Dues)

294

882

Room Rent

1,370

4,110

Cafeteria (Gold Plan)

960

2,880

Books (average)

275

825

Miscellaneous

617

1,851

Total

$12,216

$36,648

 

 

 

Non-Dormitory Student

Per Quarter

Per Year

Tuition (full-time, 12-16 hours)

$8,700

$26,100

General Fee

294

882

Books (average)

275

825

Miscellaneous

617

1,851

Total

$9,886

$29,658

 

 

 

Graduate Student

Per Quarter

3 Quarters

Tuition (13 credits)

$7,696

$23,088

General Fee

50

150

Books (average)

550

1,650

Total

$8,296

$24,888

Dormitory Student

Per Quarter

Per Year

Tuition (full-time, 12-16 hours)

$8,865

$26,595

General Fee (includes ASWWU Dues)

300

900

Room Rent

1,395

4,185

Cafeteria (Gold Plan)

990

2,970

Books (average)

280

840

Miscellaneous

690

2,070

Total

$12,520

$37,560

 

 

 

Non-Dormitory Student

Per Quarter

Per Year

Tuition (full-time, 12-16 hours)

$8,865

$26,595

General Fee

300

900

Books (average)

280

840

Miscellaneous

617

2,070

Total

$10,135

$30,405

 

 

 

Graduate Student

Per Quarter

3 Quarters

Tuition (13 credits)

$7,839

$23,517

General Fee

50

150

Books (average)

550

1,650

Total

$8,439

$25,317


Last update on April 25, 2017