Western is nationally recognized for providing excellent education at an affordable cost, with Forbes and Kiplinger magazines ranking Western as a top value in education.
Western offers both merit- and need-based assistance to help make your education possible. Our Financial Aid Department is dedicated to helping you and your family create a practical plan to pay for your college education.
More than 60% of students at WWU receive some sort of financial aid. Using grants, scholarships, student employment, and/or loans, Western will help you pay for tuition, books, and educational supplies, housing and food, transportation, and personal expenses.
(10-18 credits per quarter)
|Housing & Meals
(based on a double room & Unlimited Meal Plan)
|Books & Supplies*||$1,116||$1,116|
|Personal & Miscellaneous*||$1,863||$1,863|
*Not fixed costs; varies depending on student. Housing & Meals can be reduced with room type, residential area and meal plan. Tuition costs will be different if a student is less than full-time or in a self-supporting program. The Financial Aid Department has information on grants, scholarships, student employment, loans or some combination of these student aid programs.
Did you Know?
For years, Western has made it a top priority to assist the students who need the most financial support. Nearly 85% of Washington residents who are designated low or lower-middle income by the FAFSA receive need-based grants and waivers that exceed the full cost of tuition and fees. In other words, the vast majority of lower income students are able to cover their full tuition and fees with money that doesn't have to be paid back!
We are very proud of this achievement and will continue to ensure that the rich experience of a Western education remains affordable and accessible to all students.