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WWU Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does Western Washington University Cost?

See current and projected in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees for Western Washington University, and how those expenses constrast to nationwide and regional averages. You can jump to any of the following sections in our WWU cost report:

How Much Does WWU Charge for Tuition?

$8,703 In-State Tuition & Fees
$25,930 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

At Western Washington University the average out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates was $25,930 in 2020-2021. Those who hail from the state of Washington get a discount and only needed to pay $8,703 per year.


WWU tuition and fees is for one year of attendance, not including room and board.

The numbers quoted on this page are all sticker price and don't include any financial aid or scholarships students may qualify for.

How much does Western Washington University cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do WWU Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

At the national level, average out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,933 a year. With yearly tuition and fees charges running about $25,930 for out-of-state undergrads, Western Washington University is relatively expensive when compared to other schools in the country.

Average in-state tuition and fees for schools across the country is $16,784 a year for undergraduate students. In-state undergraduates at WWU pay about $8,703 a year, which is significantly less than the countrywide average.

If you want to know how WWU compares to other schools in the nation, in the region, and in the state, see the chart below.

NationwideFar Western USWashington
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesExpensiveExpensiveExpensive
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive

Note that a school may appear to be more expensive than another school when you look at tuition and fees alone, but it may actually be a better deal when you factor in financial aid packages. For more details on that, see: Western Washington University Financial Aid.

WWU Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

2.31% In-State Tuition Increase
3.28% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$37,725 Est. 4-Year Cost

Tuition and Fees for in-state Western Washington University increased with an average annual rate of 2.31% over the past five years. This school year, in-state students can expect to pay $9,110 if the growth keeps up.

At this rate, we estimate the total cost of in-state tuition and fees for two years at WWU to be $18,431, and $37,725 for four years.

For out-of-state students, tuition and fees have increased by about 3.28% in the past five years. This year, out-of-state students will be paying approximately $27,660 if the percentage increases stay the same.

This would result in a total cost of $56,228 for two years and $116,207 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at WWU.


Factor Cost Increases Into Your Budget

Be aware of just how much the tuition and fees are increasing each year. At most colleges undergrads will wind up spending more on their last year of school compared to what they did for their first.

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