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Central Washington University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,896 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,907 tuition
$10,175 on campus room & board
$1,002 books and supplies
$1,812 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$32,699 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$19,710 tuition
$10,175 on campus room & board
$1,002 books and supplies
$1,812 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,023 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
85% of students receive aid
36% get federal aid ($4,429 avg)
28% get state aid ($6,970 avg)
65% get institn'l aid ($3,023 avg)
59% get loans ($6,312 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,066 79%
Federal Grant Aid $4,429 36%
Pell Grants $4,265 36%
Other Federal Grants $937 7%
Institution Grant Aid $3,023 65%
State Grant Aid $6,970 28%
Student Loans $6,312 59%
Federal Loans $5,898 59%
Other Loans $11,700 2%

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 $197
Out of State $657


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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