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Annual average income, bachelor's degree: $60,112
Annual average income, high school grad: $35,984
Unemployment rate for bachelor's degree grads: 2.7%
Unemployment rate for those with only a high school diploma: 5.2%
Federal Direct Loan Default Rate:
National Average: 11.3%
Perkins Loan Default Rate:
National Average: 11.39%
Think Cost, Not Price
This represents the typical financial package for a student with maximum need, a 3.0 high school cumulative GPA and an Out-of-Area Grant. Actual packages vary based on need as established through the financial aid application process. Apply for admission and financial aid and let us create a financial plan for you.
Federal grant aid
Student summer/school year earnings
Total Financial Aid and Employment
Is community college cheaper? Probably not.
Starting at a community college probably won’t save you any money. In fact, because of our freshman scholarship program, you could save $4,000 by attending WWU all four years, when compared to attending a community college for two years and then transferring to WWU.
The Bottom Line
- 90% of WWU students qualified for financial aid last year.
- Last year the average annual award was $22,958.
- WWU awarded $43.2M in financial aid last school year.
- WWU awards your achievements: we offer merit-based scholarship packages, some more than $53,500 over four years.
- Washington State has one of the highest minimum wages in the country--you could earn around $6,000 a year towards college.
- WWU offers great grants: up to $15,000 WWU need-based grant, $2,000 Out-of-Area Grant, NPUC Grant, $2,000 annual church matching grant, and more.
A PDF version of Numbers to Know can be viewed here.
Last update on
October 16, 2017