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Tuition Information

EWU has the lowest in-state tuition and fees of any public university in Washington. Making an amazing academic experience affordable is our commitment to you.

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Cost Calculators

College costs are complex, and your financial situation is unique. That’s why there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the question “how much will college cost me?” To help you make sense of your complex situation, you can use EWU calculators to estimate your costs and scholarships.

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Compare Tuition & Fees**

When you compare EWU’s tuition and fees to the average of other Washington public universities, you can save up to $12,424 over four years.

In-State Tuition & Mandatory FeesSource
Eastern Washington University$8,345EWU Cost of Attendance
The Evergreen State College$8,999TESU Cost of Attendance
Central Washington University$9,191CWU Cost of Attendance
Western Washington University$9,285WWU Cost of Attendance
WSU Everett$11,502WSU Everett Cost of Attendance
WSU Vancouver$11,596WSU Vancouver Cost of Attendance
WSU Tri-Cities$11,932WSU Tri-Cities Cost of Attendance
UW Bothell$12,929UWB Cost of Attendance
WSU Pullman$12,996WSU Pullman Cost of Attendance
UW Seattle$13,039UW Cost of Attendance
UW Tacoma$13,042UWT Cost of Attendance

**EWU figures are estimates for 2023-24. All costs at other universities are for the 2023-24 academic year and come from in-state costs and fees published on each university’s website as of December 21, 2023.

2023-2024 Estimated Cost of Attendance

The total budget varies based on enrollment status (full-time, three-quarter time, half-time), the number of terms of enrollment, living arrangements, degree standing (undergraduate or graduate), and state residency. If you are in a special program such as Dental Hygiene, Physical Therapy, off-campus Social Work, etc., your amounts will be different.

Cost Components*ResidentNon-Resident**ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition (estimated)*$7,287$25,518$13,041$28,827
Average Course Fees$ -- $ -- $ --$ --
Technology Fee$120$120$120$120
Health and Wellness Fee$414$414$414$414
Transportation Fee$75$75$75$75
Student Recreation Center Fee$195$195$195$195
PUB Renovation Fee$255$255$255$255
Books and Supplies$798$798$798$798
Total Educational Costs$9,144$27,375$14,898$30,684
Food and Housing***$14,880$14,880$17,868$17,868
Transportation****$1,935$1,935$1,935 $1,935
Personal Expenses****$1,800 $1,800$1,800 $1,800
Direct Loan Fees$132$132$219$219
Total Living Costs$18,747$18,747$21,822$21,822
Total Cost of Attendance$27,891$46,122$36,720$52,506
The cost of attendance amounts are "base" rates. The actual costs may vary according to enrollment status, living arrangements, academic program, and tuition.

*Tuition and fee amounts are estimated. Final rates are approved in the summer by the EWU Board of Trustees.
**Undergraduate students from the western states/territories (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, and WY, CNMI, and Guam) may receive WUE to discount their non-resident tuition rate.
***Food and Housing rates are based on an average on campus, double room with an upgraded meal plan. Actual costs will vary based on housing/food individual choices. Living costs for students who are with parents are lower.
****Transportation and Personal Expense averages are based on an annual survey conducted by the Washington Financial Aid Association (WFAA).

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Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

If you live in the following states, WUE can lower your cost of tuition by more than $15,000 each year.

MontanaNevadaNew Mexico
North DakotaOregonSouth Dakota
Mariana Islands (CNMI)Federal States of Micronesia

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Residency and Tuition

The statutes and policies of the State of Washington define your residency status. Many factors help determine if you meet the eligibility requirements for in-state residency tuition. To qualify for in-state residency, most students need to live in Washington for at least one year before classes start.

Veterans, active duty service members and certain American Indian students will also qualify for in-state residence.

Remember: Official policies are determined and set by the Records & Registration Office.

Non-citizen students who have lived in the state for at one year may be eligible for in-state tuition at public institutions rather than being charged non-resident tuition.

To qualify for in-state tuition under this classification, a student must meet these criteria:

  • Complete and obtain a high school diploma or have obtained the equivalent of a diploma;
    will file to become a permanent resident of the USA as soon as they are eligible.
  • Live in Washington continuously for at least a year before starting classes at EWU
  • Sign an affidavit (a written promise) affirming eligibility and promising to become a permanent resident/citizen of the United States when the option becomes available.

Washington State’s 2014 Legislature passed the REAL Hope Act (SB 6523), also known as the Washington Dream Act, to expand eligibility for the Washington State Need Grant to non-citizens who meet the same residency requirement under HB 1079 and program requirements. Visit the website to find the Washington Dream Act application process and requirements.

If you’re currently coded as an out-of-state resident but feel you may be eligible for in-state residency, please fill out the residency questionnaire.

Copy the necessary supporting documents and send the information to the Records and Registration office by the applicable deadlines.

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) helps out-of-state students lower the cost of tuition at EWU. Discover if you’re eligible.

Wondering whether you pay in-state or out-of-state tuition rates? The answer depends on your residency status, which is based on the information you provided in your admissions application.

Official, updated information about residency (including all forms and requirements necessary to prove or change your residency) can be found at Records and Registration.

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