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Financial Aid Statistics

Discover how we compare to the national and state averages, and discover how Eastern can help you afford the degree you need for the job you want.

We work hard to demystify the cost of college, which is just one more reason we're the best education value in Washington state.

2016-2017 Financial Aid by The Numbers*
71.5% Percentage of full-time undergraduates who received financial aid after applying for aid
$13,877 Average full-time undergraduate financial aid package
84.4% Average percentage of need met for first-time, full-time freshmen
$8,734 Average need-based scholarship and grant award for first-time, full-time freshmen (money you don't pay back)
$3,251 Average self-help award (loans and work-study) for first-time, full-time freshmen (money you pay back)
$7.5 million Total value of scholarships awarded
$140 million Total financial aid


Percent of Graduates with Student Loan Debt
69% National Average (includes community colleges)**
58% Washington State Average (includes community colleges)**
57% EWU Average***


Average Debt of Graduates***
$28,950 National Average (includes community colleges)**
$24,600 Washington State Average (includes community colleges)***
$23,748 EWU Average***


* Data comes from the EWU Common Data Set 2016-2017.

** Data comes from the nonprofit Project on Student Debt in summer 2017 and is for the class of 2014.

***Data comes from nonprofit Project on Student Debt in winter 2017 and is for the class of 2015.

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