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Western Washington University Tuition, Costs, & Financial Aid Information

Bellingham, WA

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $25,284
Out-of-state: $41,633
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,341
Out-of-state: $24,690
Room and Board
$12,037
Books and Supplies
$954
Other Expenses
$3,672
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@wwu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003802
Free

Profile of 2019 - 20 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,628 (85.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,549 (58.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,547 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
307 (19.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$18,180
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,410 (91.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,646
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,255 (81.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,958
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 123 (8.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
89 (2.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,769

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
9,422 (68.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
6,522 (69.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,503 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,068 (16.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$18,108
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,548 (85.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,302
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,532 (85.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,763
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 265 (4.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
345 (2.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,002

Borrowing

2019 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
53%
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$22,466
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
10.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Alternative 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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, Library Science, Mathematics, 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, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, 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
$4,439

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