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Western Washington University 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

$3,786 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
71% of students receive aid
22% get federal aid ($4,344 avg)
12% get state aid ($6,346 avg)
39% get institn'l aid ($3,786 avg)
50% get loans ($5,782 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

$8,490,741
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $6,659 48%
Federal Grant Aid $4,344 22%
Pell Grants $3,976 22%
Other Federal Grants $504 19%
Institution Grant Aid $3,786 39%
State Grant Aid $6,346 12%
Student Loans $5,782 50%
Federal Loans $5,273 50%
Other Loans $12,141 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
http://www.finaid.wwu.edu
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $267
Out of State $612

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Jennifer from Mukilteo, WA
  • May-12-2014 I am a past student here

    Do not pay for this school. In my opinion, Western is backsliding academically and socially. They had a riot due to drunk and disorderly conduct that caused a lot of damage to the Bellingham community. I believe that a lot of Western students forget that Bellingham is a community outside of the school and needs to be respected. I left Western by choice due to inflated costs and lack of benefit for the money I spent.

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  • 4
  • Jeni from Tacoma, WA
  • May-03-2014 I am a current student here

    I think it's worth the money, I feel like i am getting a good education and meeting so many new friends

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  • 3
  • Dessa from Bellingham, WA
  • May-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Definitely buy textbooks online instead of the book store, they are about 50% the cost. Also, some classes are more worth taking than others, I would do your research.

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  • 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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