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Western Washington University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,228 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$8,022 tuition
$9,373 on campus room & board
$1,050 books
$783 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$29,575 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,369 tuition
$9,373 on campus room & board
$1,050 books
$783 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,786 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
71% of students receive aid
22% get federal aid ($4,344 avg)
12% get state aid ($6,346 avg)
39% get institn'l aid ($3,786 avg)
50% get loans ($5,782 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 12.8% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.73% 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 $6,659 48%
Federal Grant Aid $4,344 22%
Pell Grants $3,976 22%
Other Federal Grants $504 19%
Institution Grant Aid $3,786 39%
State Grant Aid $6,346 12%
Student Loans $5,782 50%
Federal Loans $5,273 50%
Other Loans $12,141 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$2,000 - $3,000 R R
$20,000 Y
$10,000 Y
$500 - $5,000 Y
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: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-9008
(360) 650-3000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $267
Out of State $612


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Lauren from Auburn, WA
  • Oct-29-2014 I am a current student here

    There are many local restaurants and small businesses that participate in a coupon book given out to all western students. The discounted food on campus is always a plus and everything from the mall, Costco, Walmart, the Bellingham Bay and so on are within a 10 mile radius.

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  • 5
  • Sebastian from Bothell, WA
  • Oct-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Western is just the best, hands down, for college in my opinion. It's close to Seattle, so you're just an hour away from anything you could want to do in Seattle, but without the Seattle prices. Renting places off campus is cheap, and most of the food around here is pretty cheap too. It's a college town, and the local businesses are AMAZING about giving student discounts.

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  • 2
  • Jennifer from Mukilteo, WA
  • May-12-2014 I am a past student here

    Do not pay for this school. In my opinion, Western is backsliding academically and socially. They had a riot due to drunk and disorderly conduct that caused a lot of damage to the Bellingham community. I believe that a lot of Western students forget that Bellingham is a community outside of the school and needs to be respected. I left Western by choice due to inflated costs and lack of benefit for the money I spent.

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  • Jeni from Tacoma, WA
  • May-03-2014 I am a current student here

    I think it's worth the money, I feel like i am getting a good education and meeting so many new friends

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