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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,572 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,285 tuition
$10,832 on campus room & board
$1,300 books
$4,155 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$31,604 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$13,866 tuition
$10,832 on campus room & board
$1,300 books
$5,606 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,767 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
77% of students receive aid
43% get federal aid ($3,055 avg)
47% get state aid ($3,073 avg)
2% get institn'l aid ($6,767 avg)
67% get loans ($6,443 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.20% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.33% 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 $4,977 58%
Federal Grant Aid $3,055 43%
Pell Grants $3,860 31%
Other Federal Grants $952 12%
Institution Grant Aid $6,767 2%
State Grant Aid $3,073 47%
Student Loans $6,443 67%
Federal Loans $5,677 66%
Other Loans $9,305 6%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: April 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Western Connecticut State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810-6826
(203) 837-8200
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $390
Out of State $393


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Currently Enrolled Student
  • Jan-09-2014 I am a current student here

    Things at the school can get expensive, especially books. Shop around for them, check online. Renting it sometimes cheaper but buying can be too. Looking into both options can help you a lot in the book ordering process, even look into e-books.

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  • Miranda from Danbury, CT
  • Sep-26-2013 I am a current student here

    WCSU is so great for the cost! Since it's a state-school as a CT resident I got a good amount of financial aid that I was very thankful for! You can get a great education here and leave with same degree as another student going to private school for much, much, much less debt.

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  • Michael from Stamford, CT
  • Jul-18-2013 I am a current student here

    Westconn is fairly cheaper than schools such as Uconn and Central. You get close to the same education level but not challenged enough. If you live in Connecticut coming here defiantly saves you money as apposed to going to a bigger out of state school. If you don't want to go to a community college and still save money it's your best bet

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