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Washington State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,854 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,884 tuition
$10,755 on campus room & board
$960 books and supplies
$1,255 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$37,486 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$24,516 tuition
$10,755 on campus room & board
$960 books and supplies
$1,255 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,955 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
84% of students receive aid
34% get federal aid ($4,494 avg)
24% get state aid ($10,461 avg)
59% get institn'l aid ($4,955 avg)
51% get loans ($7,302 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 $9,615 72%
Federal Grant Aid $4,494 34%
Pell Grants $4,484 33%
Other Federal Grants $216 25%
Institution Grant Aid $4,955 59%
State Grant Aid $10,461 24%
Student Loans $7,302 51%
Federal Loans $5,575 50%
Other Loans $15,859 6%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$2,000 - $4,000 R R
$9,884 Y N Y N
$9,884 Y N N N
$4,000 Y N N N
$9,884 - $24,516 Y N N N
$4,000 Y N N N
$4,000 R R
$2,000 Y N N N
$10,000 Y N N
$2,000 N N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: January 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Washington State University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
PO Box 641067
Pullman, WA 99164-1067
(509) 335-5586
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $494
Out of State $1,226


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Demetri from Temecula, CA
  • Nov-26-2016 I am a current student here

    For out of state students in nearby states, look up the Western Undergraduate Exchange program, which cuts out of state tuition almost to the cost of attendance if you lived in the state, which for me, was $11,000/year. WSU offers many different kinds of scholarships and opportunities for all kinds of incoming or returning students.

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  • drew from everett, wa
  • Jul-22-2016 I am a current student here

    for all the resources, including the multiple libraries, dining halls, and outstanding recreation center, you are certainly paying to enjoy the whole deal.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • May-24-2016 I am a current student here

    would definitely say this is one of the best options for a school with lots of research, funding, access to world-renowned instructors and facilities, and prestige that the school has.

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  • Isabella from Hoquiam, WA
  • Jan-10-2016 I am a current student here

    It's expensive getting home because I live on the opposite end of the state. The classes are fine, the dorms provide a lot of what you need, and they give away a lot of scholarships.

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  • Andrew from Issaquah, WA
  • Dec-11-2015 I am a current student here

    It's really expensive, although tuition has decreased recently. Still 20k+/year with all costs for in-state.

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