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Undergraduate Tuition Waivers and WUE

Resident Undergraduates

To make your Eastern education affordable, EWU provides the following tuition discounts for our undergraduate, resident students.  To learn more, contact the EWU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at 509.359.2314 or finaid@ewu.edu.

Law Enforcement/Firefighter Dependents

The dependent children of Washington law enforcement/firefighters who were totally and permanently disabled or who died in the line of duty may be eligible for discounted tuition. To be considered, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office for more details.  Verification of eligibility is required.

Veterans
Waivers may be granted to all categories of military veterans. Students must be Washington resident, full-time and pursuing their first undergraduate degree. The discount will reduce Washington resident tuition by approximately 50 percent. The waiver is limited to state supported courses, which means  it cannot be used for summer tuition, some online courses and the off campus programs (Bellevue, Clark, etc.).  Applications can be obtained by contacting the Veterans Resource Center and must be submitted annually.

Veteran's Spouse and Dependents
Waivers may be granted to the spouse and dependents of qualifying veterans . Students must be Washington resident, full or part-time and pursuing their first undergraduate degree. The waiver is for all tuition types and course fees, but does not cover any mandatory fees.  Applications can be obtained by contacting the Veterans Resource Center and must be submitted annually.

Non-Resident Undergraduates

To make your Eastern education affordable, EWU provides the following tuition discounts for our undergraduate, non-resident students.  Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, we offer three different tuition discount opportunities.  To learn more, click the links below or contact the EWU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at 509.359.2314 or finaid@ewu.edu.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship

The Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship at EWU provides a tuition rate equal to 150% of EWU's Washington resident tuition rate and is available to high achieving incoming freshmen.  The award is worth over $14,000 for the 2017-18 school year.  Eligible students must be a resident of a qualifying WUE state or territory and enter EWU with a 3.8 or higher final high school cumulative GPA.

Red & White Award Award

The Red & White Award provides a significant discount of EWU's non-resident tuition rate, worth over $12,000 for the 2017-18 school year.  Eligible students must be a resident of a qualifying WUE state or territory.  The award is available incoming freshmen with less than a 3.8 final high school cumulative GPA and all new transfer students regardless of GPA.

Western States Tuition Discount

The Western States Tuition Discount is available to non-resident EWU undergraduate students continuing their EWU education from the 2016-17 school year.  The program locks student's tuition rate at $11,272 per school year to degree completion (with continuous enrollment).  For the 2017-18 school year, this provides a discount of over $12,000.

Non Resident Employee Spouse and Dependents

The spouse and/or dependent children of new EWU employees relocating to Washington state may be eligible. Qualified students will pay the Washington resident tuition rate. Discounted tuition is available for one year while Washington residency is established. To be considered, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office for more details. Verification of eligibility is required.

 

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