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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
  • 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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  • 5
  • Austin from Henderson, NV
  • Dec-22-2014 I am a current student here

    This place has become my home in such a short time. I am so lucky that I was able to come to such a welcoming community. and that is worth all the money in the world to me. if your looking for a place to be happy, this is where you should choose. because everything about this central makes you wish you came sooner

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