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    EWU Average 9-Month Direct Cost of Attendance*

    Washington ResidentWUENon-Resident
    Tuition & Fees $7,972 $11,345 $21,066
    Room & Board $9,628 $9,628 $9,628
    Books & Supplies $1,095 $1,095 $1,095
    Total Direct Costs $18,695 $22,068 $31,789

    *2014-2015 costs. In addition to these expenses, make sure to budget for transportation and miscellaneous personal expenses.

    How EWU Compares to Other State Universities

    UniversityIn-State Tuition & FeesBooksRoom & BoardTotal CostFour-Year Savings When You Choose EWU
    Eastern Washington University $7,972 $1,095 $9,628 $18,695
    Central Washington University $9,021 $1,002 $10,285 $20,308 $6,452
    The Evergreen State College $8,682 $1,032 $9,492 $19,206 $2,044
    University of Washington (Bothell) $11,911 $1,206 $10,833 $24,433 $22,952
    University of Washington (Seattle) $12,394 $1,206 $10,833 $23,950 $21,020
    University of Washington (Tacoma) $12,441 $1,206 $10,833 $24,480 $23,140
    Washington State University $12,398 $960 $11,296 $24,634 $23,756
    Western Washington University $8,965 $1,080 $9,654 $19,707 $4,048

    (EWU's figures are from 2014-2015. All costs at other universities are for the 2014-2015 academic year and come from in-state costs and fees published on each university's website in August 2014.)

    EWU FAFSA School Code

    EWU's FAFSA school code is 003775.

    Net Price Calculators

    The EWU Net Price Calculator for freshmen and the Net Price Calculator for transfers give an approximation of what you might pay to attend EWU. The results are only estimates, not guarantees. Keep in mind that the calculator does not incorporate many of the scholarships and tuition waivers offered by EWU.

    Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

    Eastern is a member of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). This program reduces non-resident tuition for eligible out-of-state students. Participating states are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. Discover if you're eligibile for WUE.

    Student Employment

    The Student Employment Office can assist you in finding both on and off-campus employment to help you pay for college and gain valuable work experience while going to school.

    Contact Information

    Undergraduate Admissions
    304 Sutton Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.2397

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