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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
$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
$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

$7,292,138
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
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
http://www.cwu.edu/~finaid/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $265
Out of State $649

Reviews

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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  • 3
  • Malia from University Place, WA
  • Nov-03-2014 I am a current student here

    The price to attend as a full time student and live on campus is much more affordable than other universities and they even offer meal plans and very low costs for the gym. With the several different meal plans, you are given a 65% discount at all of the dining locations as well as in the convenience store and at the espresso stand. On the other hand, the gym is open for all students and even though it is included into your overall fees and tuition whether you will actually go to the gym or not, there are many different choices in the gym to fully enhance each students work out.Central really utilizes each students money to the best of their benefit.

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  • 4
  • Noelle from Olympia, WA
  • Jun-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Every college seems expensive, but CWU is one of the cheaper universities in the state and you really get a lot for your money. It's a wonderful campus with professors that really care about their students' success.

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  • 5
  • Ariel from Marysville, WA
  • Jan-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Compared to the time, energy and value CWU definitely stands out as a great back for the buck in comparison.

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