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Washington State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$23,760 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,874 tuition
$10,524 on campus room & board
$936 books
$1,426 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$36,842 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$23,956 tuition
$10,524 on campus room & board
$936 books
$1,426 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,100 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
79% of students receive aid
31% get federal aid ($4,462 avg)
21% get state aid ($7,546 avg)
50% get institn'l aid ($5,100 avg)
52% get loans ($6,364 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 14.1% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 9.77% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $8,905 62%
Federal Grant Aid $4,462 31%
Pell Grants $4,154 30%
Other Federal Grants $500 25%
Institution Grant Aid $5,100 50%
State Grant Aid $7,546 21%
Student Loans $6,364 52%
Federal Loans $5,470 51%
Other Loans $13,488 4%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$2,000 - $4,000 R R
$4,000 R R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Washington State University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
PO Box 641067
Pullman, WA 99164-1067
(509) 335-5586
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $569
Out of State $1,223


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Stephanie from Pullman, WA
  • Jun-26-2014 I am a current student here

    It is the best university I could have possibly attended and am so glad I did. You get exposed to amazing faculty and staff that are performing world renowned research while paying instate tuition. Plus living is so inexpensive!

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  • 4
  • Luijy from Tacoma, WA
  • Jun-05-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    WSU is not for everyone, but for those who want to go to WSU make sure you visit first to know what you are getting into as far as location. many come to WSU because it is a party school in reality it is vary hard and challenging to earn a degree from WSU dedication and hard work is key while still having a blast

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  • 5
  • Megan from Sandpoint, ID
  • Apr-27-2014 I am a current student here

    WSU offers numerous majors that are definitely worth it - they have some of the highest rated programs of the entire Northwest and even the nation! There is so much to do for being such a small town, because college life does not sleep! The relationships and knowledge you build at this school make it worth every cent.

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  • 4
  • Samantha from Redmond, WA
  • Apr-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Everything is provided to you by the university and though it is a bit expensive to go here it is totally worth it, the quality of the classes you take, the dorms you live in and the food you get to eat are all very high. The one thing I will say is that it can get annoying when you don't end up using any of the books you bought for a class, you just spent 300 dollars for not even cracking open a single one?

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