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Western Washington University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,159 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,732 tuition
$10,350 on campus room & board
$906 books and supplies
$1,171 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$33,103 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$20,676 tuition
$10,350 on campus room & board
$906 books and supplies
$1,171 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,151 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
73% of students receive aid
24% get federal aid ($4,398 avg)
17% get state aid ($7,234 avg)
36% get institn'l aid ($4,151 avg)
50% get loans ($5,947 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 $7,618 49%
Federal Grant Aid $4,398 24%
Pell Grants $4,100 23%
Other Federal Grants $417 21%
Institution Grant Aid $4,151 36%
State Grant Aid $7,234 17%
Student Loans $5,947 50%
Federal Loans $5,247 49%
Other Loans $12,824 3%

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 $224
Out of State $689


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Francesca from Olympia, WA
  • May-04-2015 I am a past student here

    WWU includes extra fees in the tuition to cover a bus pass and a membership to the rec center. It's nice to have those things, but really, you paid for it. Almost every store or restaurant has student discounts! Ask around because they may not advertise it.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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