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Western Kentucky University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Bowling Green, KY

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,145
Out-of-state: $38,839
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,802
Out-of-state: $26,496
Room and Board
$8,432
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,911
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
fa.help@wku.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002002
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,693 (93.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,039 (75.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,023 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
459 (22.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
23%
Average Award
$14,844
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,195 (59.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,772
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,188 (58.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,029
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,851 (91.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
619 (21.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,356

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
9,938 (81.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
7,833 (78.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,688 (98.1%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,378 (17.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
18%
Average Award
$15,349
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,685 (60.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,702
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,059 (65.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,018
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 6,158 (80.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,089 (17.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,102

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
57%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$26,803
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
41.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
18.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

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

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
6,591
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
604
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
668
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
1,908
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,182

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