West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$11,825
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,513
$30k - $48k
$9,112
$48k - $75k
$12,281
$75k - $110k
$14,725
$110k+
$15,110
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,856
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$24,950
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,918
Books and Supplies
$900
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@mail.wvu.edu

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
25%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,964
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
25%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,683
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,875
Students receiving state aid
37%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$4,859
Students receiving federal aid
28%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,683
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$40,327,166
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$67,432,957

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
57%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,455
Students receiving federal loans
56%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,316
Average Other Loans Per Year
$14,886
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,771
Loan Default Rate
9%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$252

What Students Are Saying

3.65 Average Rating
WVU is very reasonably priced, in or out of state.
Marlee
As an out of state student, WVU is expensive, but I feel that I am getting what I paid for as far as classes because I'm learning a lot.
Ellen from Orchard Park, NY
The biggest bang for your buck lies in the college itself. I applied and was accepted into six colleges, three out-of-state and three in-state schools. I carefully weighed the cost of the education along with the quality of education into my deciding factor. For me WVU was the biggest bang for my buck. I should graduate with my chemistry major in four years with less than ten thousand in total debt, allowing me to transition into medical school prepared and not financially broken. With that said I am also a big fan of the student favorite DP Dough Pizza shop in downtown Morgantown. They are cheap with serving sizes that feed a small army.
Kayla from Clarksburg, WV
Even for out of state students, WVU has one of the lowest tuition rates, yet offers high quality, state of the art educational experiences for the scholars that attend. WVU also provides a wide variety of majors to choose from in its baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees.
Julian from Rockville, MD
I am paying in state tuition here, plus I received the WV PROMISE scholarship which took care of most of my tuition. Now, I'm just paying for room and board, books, and other fees. Considering everything campus offers for free, the price isn't that bad.
Barbara from Elizabeth, WV
For students from WVU, it is very affordable and many scholarships are available. For out of state students it is a bit more expensive, but still inexpensive compared to other out of state schools.
Elizabeth from Charlottesville, VA
Being an out of state resident, WVU is one of the best universities to get a great education without spending 50 grand a year. I choose WVU for that reason. I wanted to go out of state and WVU was a reasonable pricing.
Franchesca from Wyckoff, NJ

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