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    EWU Average 9-Month Direct Cost of Attendance for Full-time Undergraduates

    Washington ResidentWUENon-Resident
    Tuition $6,110 $11,273 $22,502
    Fees $841 $841 $841
    Housing & Meals $10,945 $10,945 $10,945
    Books $900 $900 $900
    Transportation $1,125 $1,125 $1,125
    Personal Expenses $2,055 $2,055 $2,055
    Total Direct Costs $21,976 $27,138 $38,368

    How do we calculate the cost of attedance? On August 12, 2016, we used official information published by multiple parts of the university to create an up-to-date snapshot of total costs. Each link takes you to the website where that information is maintained, although some information may be in a PDF on that website.

    You shouldn't have to perform a scavenger hunt to see what college costs, so we've done the work for you. Just remember that your costs may be different if you're studying in select programs or attending part-time or online.

    Compare Tuition & Fees at Washington State Universities

     In-State TuitionMandatory FeesTotal Tuition & FeesFour-Year Savings When You Choose EWU
    Eastern Washington University $6,110 $841 $6,951 $10,600
    Average at Washington public universities $8,724 $877 $9,601

     In-State Tuition  & Mandatory FeesLinks to TuitionLinks to Mandatory Fees
    Eastern Washington University $6,951 Tuition Fees
    Central Washington University $7,719 Tuition Fees
    The Evergreen State College $7,237 Tuition
    WSU Everett $9,886 Tuition
    WSU Pullman $10,984 Tuition
    WSU Tri-Cities $10,186 Tuition
    WSU Vancouver $9,900 Tuition
    UW Bothell $10,690 Tuition
    UW Seattle $10,753 Tuition
    UW Tacoma $10,831 Tuition
    Western Washington University $7,828 Tuition

    (EWU's figures are from 2016-2017. All costs at other universities are for the 2016-17 academic year and come from in-state costs and fees published on each university's website August 12, 2016.)

    Official Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

    Visit the official Financial Aid and Scholarship website for the most up-to-date and official information about financial aid and scholarships at EWU.

    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 and territories are Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, 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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