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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,228 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,022 tuition
$9,373 on campus room & board
$1,050 books
$783 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$29,575 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,369 tuition
$9,373 on campus room & board
$1,050 books
$783 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,321 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
73% of students receive aid
23% get federal aid ($4,820 avg)
15% get state aid ($4,811 avg)
42% get institn'l aid ($3,321 avg)
48% get loans ($5,398 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 12.8% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.73% 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 $6,607 49%
Federal Grant Aid $4,820 23%
Pell Grants $3,939 23%
Other Federal Grants $995 21%
Institution Grant Aid $3,321 42%
State Grant Aid $4,811 15%
Student Loans $5,398 48%
Federal Loans $4,990 48%
Other Loans $10,419 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$2,000 - $3,000 R R
$20,000 Y
$10,000 Y
$500 - $5,000 Y
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: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9008
(360) 650-3000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $267
Out of State $612


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Apr-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Western is pretty reasonable compared to other state schools, but it is still overpriced and hard to pay for. As with any college bound student, after my first year at a university, if there was one piece of advice I could offer, it would be to attend a community college for two years and then transfer. All universities have mandatory classes that all students must take, unrelated to your major, and paying for them at a larger school is way more expensive when you could take the same classes at a community college.

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  • Morgan
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Western is very affordable, around $15000 for in-state students. It's close to twice that for out of state, but they also have great financial aid. I'm from California, and more than half of my tuition was covered in scholarships and grants from Western.

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  • Alvo from Seattle, WA
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Western is probably the best option among 4 year universities by cost. Close to big cities, Vancouver, BC and Seattle. Also, cost of living is affordable.

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  • Tamia from Shoreline, WA
  • Dec-17-2013 I am a current student here

    I am getting the full college experience (minus the greek system) for less than the school that was my first choice. I don't know much about how tuition compares, but I feel like this school has a fitting tuition.

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