Estimated expenses

Is WWU affordable? We know it is!

Naturally, if you're choosing a college, you need to look at the price tag. But it's equally important that you then look past it, to the bottom line—because your out-of-pocket cost is what truly counts. 

Each family situation is unique, and until you apply for financial aid and factor in the merit scholarships you've earned, you won't know what your actual cost to attend WWU will be. 

So look past the price tag—and remember that financial aid makes the difference. 

Is community college cheaper?

Starting at a community college may not save you money. If you transfer to WWU after the first two years, your out-of-pocket expense could be more than $4,000 higher than if you attended WWU all four years.

If you are thinking of starting at community college, take a look at the comparison of expenses.


Estimated expenses for 2021-2022

Undergraduate Residence Hall Student

Per Quarter

Per Year

Tuition (full-time, 12-16 hours)

$9,829

$29,487

General Fee (includes ASWWU Dues)

348

1,044

Room Rent

1,550

4,650

Cafeteria (Gold Plan)

1,236

3,708

Books (average)

314

942

Miscellaneous

604

1,812

Total

$13,881

$41,643

Undergraduate Non-Resident Student

Per Quarter

Per Year

Tuition (full-time, 12-16 hours)

$9,829

$29,487

General Fee

348

1,044

Books (average)

314

942

Miscellaneous

604

1,812

Total

$11,095

$33,285

Masters Student

Per Quarter

3 Quarters

Tuition (13 credits)

$8,684

$26,052

General Fee

100

300

Books (average)

314

942

Total

$9,098

$27,294

Doctoral Student

Per Quarter

3 Quarters

Tuition (8 credits)

$8,760

$26,280

General Fee

100

300

Books (average)

314

942

Total

$9,174

$27,522


Estimated expenses for 2020–2021

 Undergraduate Residence Hall Student

Per Quarter

Per Year

Tuition (full-time, 12-16 hours)

$9,636

$28,908

General Fee (includes ASWWU Dues)

341

1,023

Room Rent

1,518

4,554

Cafeteria (Gold Plan)

1,212

3,636

Books (average)

340

1,020

Miscellaneous

700

2,100

Total

$13,747

$41,241

Undergraduate Non-Resident Student

Per Quarter

Per Year

Tuition (full-time, 12-16 hours)

$9,636

$28,908

General Fee

341

1,023

Books (average)

340

1,020

Miscellaneous

700

2,100

Total

$11,017

$33,051

Masters Student

Per Quarter

3 Quarters

Tuition (13 credits)

$8,515

$25,545

General Fee

87

261

Books (average)

330

990

Total

$8,932

$26,796

Doctoral Student

Per Quarter

3 Quarters

Tuition (8 credits)

$8,592

$25,776

General Fee

87

261

Books (average)

330

990

Total

$9,009

$27,027


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