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Western Kentucky University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$17,311 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,140 tuition
$7,171 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)

$31,523 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$23,352 tuition
$7,171 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,968 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
93% of students receive aid
44% get federal aid ($4,223 avg)
72% get state aid ($2,300 avg)
32% get institn'l aid ($5,968 avg)
57% get loans ($6,434 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.23% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.37% 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 $6,124 88%
Federal Grant Aid $4,223 44%
Pell Grants $4,128 44%
Other Federal Grants $453 9%
Institution Grant Aid $5,968 32%
State Grant Aid $2,300 72%
Student Loans $6,434 57%
Federal Loans $6,047 57%
Other Loans $8,775 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Western Kentucky University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1000
(270) 745-2755


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Natalie from Bowling Green, KY
  • Dec-23-2014 I am a current student here

    WKU is affordable, and offers a wide variety of majors and plenty of opportunities. However, the dorms aren't the cleanest and could use some updating, as could the food.

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  • 4
  • Elizabeth from Florence, KY
  • Sep-10-2014 I am a current student here

    College is bound to be expensive these days, but Western has lots of great scholarship opportunities available. It's truly a great school with great professors and great community.

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  • 5
  • Zachary from Franklin, KY
  • May-08-2014 I am a current student here

    For the money, this school is beyond great. The tuition is some of the cheapest in the state for a 4 year University and it is growing by leaps and bounds every single year.

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  • 5
  • MaKayla from Indianapolis, IN
  • Mar-12-2014 I am a current student here

    I am from Indiana, and I always wanted to go out-of-state. Finding a place that was in my price range and out-of-state was difficult. Since I live in the county that the city of Indianapolis is located in I ended up getting half off of out-of-state tuition. It ended up being affordable! Just because you're out of state do not give up because something looks to be expensive on the outside. Do your research!

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