Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT, 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.
$18,012
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$14,867
$30k - $48k
$15,615
$48k - $75k
$16,895
$75k - $110k
$21,002
$110k+
$21,734
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.
$10,859
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.
$23,367
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.
$13,072
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page

Aid & Grants

0
100
46%
Need Met
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.
36%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,994
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.
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,098
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,631
Students receiving state aid
15%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,693
Students receiving federal aid
40%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,098
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$1,664,357

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.
67%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,993
Students receiving federal loans
66%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,670
Average Other Loans Per Year
$12,277
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.
$17,000
Loan Default Rate
4%
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.
$258

What Students Are Saying

3.46 Average Rating
Western is known for its cheap tuition compared to other Connecticut schools.
Samantha from Beacon Falls, CT
excellent courses and at affordable prices.
Jessica from Danbury, CT
It's a widely known fact that college costs are on the rise, albeit for a select few schools that are trying to accommodate students' and their lack of financial funding. A state school, WestConn manages to beat the economic crunch while not significantly raising the tuition bill or jeopardizing the schools reputation for academic excellence, which is yet another reason why WestConn is an easy fit for a broad range of students.
Michael from Charlton, MA
Two years at Western Connecticut, a state university, is equivalent to almost one year at a private university in the area. You really do get a bang for your buck with this school. Your college experience is so customizable, you can basically pick what you want to pay based on number of credits, meal plan, and housing arrangements. Luxuries such as printing and internet which other institutions often charge for are included in what you pay. Financial aid is also available to most students. Since community college is definitely not for me, I don't think I could've found a better deal!
Amanda from Enfield, CT

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