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Central Washington University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,773 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,941 tuition
$9,795 on campus room & board
$1,002 books and supplies
$1,035 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$31,683 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$19,851 tuition
$9,795 on campus room & board
$1,002 books and supplies
$1,035 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,715 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
85% of students receive aid
36% get federal aid ($4,127 avg)
31% get state aid ($6,688 avg)
59% get institn'l aid ($2,715 avg)
60% get loans ($5,982 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 8.23% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.57% 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 $7,039 73%
Federal Grant Aid $4,127 36%
Pell Grants $4,057 36%
Other Federal Grants $1,113 3%
Institution Grant Aid $2,715 59%
State Grant Aid $6,688 31%
Student Loans $5,982 60%
Federal Loans $5,627 59%
Other Loans $9,163 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Central Washington University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501
(509) 963-1111
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $265
Out of State $649


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Lucas from Milton, WA
  • Feb-07-2017 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    This is the only school I'm looking at in my home state so it is less expensive than just about every other school I'm researching.

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  • 3
  • Chantel from Colville, WA
  • Jan-08-2015 I am a current student here

    A lot of the things are over priced in the school, printing is an example. However, tuition and room & board are significantly cheaper when compared to other universities.

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