Graduate Tuition & Aid

Costs and Fees

This section contains resources and information about tuition and fees for resident and nonresident students. You can find information about residency status here and billing information here.

Graduate Full-Time Tuition & Fees*

FeeResident QuarterResident SemesterNonresident QuarterNonresident Semester
Per Credit$365.12**$547.67$847.95$1,271.92
Full Time (10-18 Credits)$3,651.16$5,476.74$8,479.48$12,719.22
Fees$280.17$420.26$280.17$420.26
Per Term Total$3,931.33$5,897$8,759.65$13,139.48
Per Year Total ***$11,793.99$11,794$26,278.95$26,278.96

**Resident students enrolled in graduate courses in the Master of Business Administration program are charged $450 per credit for those credits.
***Based on full-time enrollment for three consecutive quarters or two semesters

For more information, visit the Tuition Rates page.

Tuition Rates

Program-Specific Fees


Some EWU graduate programs charge an additional program fee per academic term, which are listed below.

ProgramAdditional FeePer Term
Doctor of Physical Therapy$500Quarter
Occupational Therapy$975Semester
Communication Sciences and Disorders$400Semester

Graduation Fee

Students pay a one-time graduation fee of $46.18 when they apply to graduate. Late graduation applications incur an extra fee of $14.29.

Scholarship Opportunities


EWU graduate nonresident tuition scholarship (NRTS) waivers are available to high-achieving students nominated by their academic department or program. These awards reduce nonresident tuition to approximately 150 percent of the resident rate in the student’s chosen program.

Waiver TypeTotal Tuition & Fees Per Term 2017-18Amount Waived per TermBalance Charged to Student
NRTS Waiver for Quarter Program$8,665.20$3,168$5,479.20
NRTS Waiver for Semester Program$12,997.81$4,752$8,245.81

No service to the university is required of recipients of NRTS waivers. Interested students must contact the program to which they are applying.

These awards may not be combined with other tuition waiver awards. Students must remain in good academic standing with a cumulative graduate GPA of at least 3.0 and maintain full-time enrollment of 10 credits or more per quarter or semester in order to continue receiving this waiver.

In order to further reduce the total tuition charge, students who accept this waiver in their first year of enrollment should seek, whenever possible, to become classified as Washington residents for the second year of their program. For more on this topic, visit the Residency page maintained by the Records and Registration

The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) coordinates student exchange programs among 15 western states and member entities of the U.S. Pacific Territories. WICHE ensures access to higher education for all citizens of the western United States. Residents of member states are eligible to enroll in available programs of study outside their home states at reduced tuition rates.

Full-Time Graduate Students in: Non-Resident Tuition and Fees Per Term, 2017-2018Amount Waived Per TermBalance Charged to Student
Quarter Programs$8,479$4,828$3,651
Semester Programs$12,719$7,242$5,477

Eastern Washington University graduate programs participate in two WICHE programs: Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) and Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP).

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

Student receives a tuition waiver to pay resident tuition (fees are additional).

Approved programs:

  • Communication sciences and disorders
  • Creative writing
  • Dental hygiene
  • Public history
  • Social work

No service to the university is required.

This waiver may be combined with a resident graduate service appointment (GSA) to provide the equivalent of a full nonresident tuition waiver

Please review the following documents for detailed information about requirements and conditions of these awards:

WICHE Information (Quarters)
WICHE Information (Semesters)

Students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders, Creative Writing, Dental Hygiene or Social Work programs are encouraged to establish Washington residency whenever feasible.

Professional Student Exchange Program (PSEP)

Student pays resident tuition (fees are additional). Funding is provided directly to the institution from the student’s home state to cover a portion or all nonresident tuition

Approved programs:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

No service to the university is required.

Most WICHE states have a service payback requirement for PSEP graduates. For more details, review your home state’s information at the WICHE website.

Students in the Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy programs are required to retain their home state residency in accordance with WICHE requirements for those programs. For more on this topic, visit the Residency page maintained by the Records and Registration Office.

 

Graduate students may be eligible for some EWU scholarships, including program/major-specific scholarships. You can complete just one scholarship application to be considered for a variety of EWU scholarship opportunities.

Scholarships

Graduate Service Appointments (GSA)


GSAs teach or support scholarly or creative activities. Students with a GSA work 20 hours per week and may not accept any other employment or compensation from the university, with the exception of breaks between quarters.

The GSA Application Form is available online or as a PDF or Word document. If you choose to complete the PDF or Word version of the application, please submit it directly to the department or office in which the applicant seeks a position.Interested students should apply by March 1 directly to the appropriate department for Fall term.

Submitting your application early is encouraged. Some departments may also have deadlines earlier.than March 1. Please review the GSA Information document for detailed information about requirements and conditions of these awards:

Terms of GSA awards vary but they usually include a tuition waiver (full or partial), a stipend and health insurance. GSA tuition waivers, however, do not waive student fees.

Because nonresident tuition is significantly higher than resident tuition, relatively few GSAs are allocated for nonresident students. Occasionally, a nonresident student accepts a GSA award with a resident-level waiver, since these awards are more widely available. In such cases, the student is responsible for paying the difference between the total charge for nonresident tuition and fees and the resident-level tuition waiver.

A portion of the total funding for Graduate Service Appointments is allocated for outstanding students who demonstrate financial need. Only Washington residents are eligible for a need-based GSA award.

To be considered for this, applicants must:

  1. Be a Washington resident
  2. Complete the FAFSA
  3. Apply for a Graduate Service Appointment

Graduate students with a GSA are eligible to enroll in this health insurance program, with the premium paid in full by Eastern Washington University. The plan covers unlimited medical expenses, with a deductible of $250/$500 per benefit year.

GSA students are not automatically enrolled in this plan.

You must opt in by completing an enrollment form. Eligible GSAs will receive an email with enrollment instructions by the end of August.

This insurance plan provides coverage in case of a serious illness or injury requiring hospitalization. Also covered are doctor visits, prescriptions and more, per the plan. This plan is separate from, and in addition to, the student health clinic services provided by the comprehensive health and wellness (CHW) fee.

Resources

UnitedHealthCare

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www.uhcsr.com/ewu
800.767.0700
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USI Student Insurance

studentinsurance.usi.com
800.853.5899

Contact

Leslie Swannack
Graduate Studies
lswannack@ewu.edu
509.359.4675
206 Showatler Hall

 

Many graduate students seek graduate assistantships positions to help fund their education. At EWU, these are called Graduate Service Appointments (GSAs). They typically consist of a full tuition waiver, a stipend, and health insurance.  GSA positions are available for both resident and nonresident graduate students.

GSAs are awarded on a competitive basis to students of outstanding promise by an academic program or administrative office.

The majority of GSA positions are awarded for Fall terms. Occasionally, however, new positions become available throughout the year.

To look for available positions:

  • Contact your department/program
  • Check Handshake