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Washington State University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Pullman, WA

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,991
Out-of-state: $42,569
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,841
Out-of-state: $26,419
Room and Board
$11,648
Books and Supplies
$960
Other Expenses
$3,542
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@wsu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 31
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003800
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,263 (84.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,934 (68.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,846 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
414 (14.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$13,160
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,712 (95.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,370
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,806 (63.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,713
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,193 (77.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,485 (29.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,857

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
17,007 (74.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
13,219 (77.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
12,717 (96.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,502 (11.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
64%
Average Award
$13,167
Need-Based Gift
Received by 11,469 (90.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,416
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,534 (67.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,636
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 6,656 (52.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
4,546 (20.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,702

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$25,899
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Junior Miss, Leadership, Memberships, Religious Involvement, Rodeo
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Public Servants, Religious Affiliation, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

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