Cost of Attendance Changes

The following table and chart illustrate the changes in the total cost of attendance (COA) for Western Washington University over the past 10 years. The COA has increased 36.70% for that period where the last year costs were $42,563. The total cost includes the tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs. The total costs vary by student tuition rates (i.e. in-state or out-of-state) and living facility (i.e. staying on or off campus).
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Cost of Attendance Changes of Western Washington University

Tuition & Fees Changes

The tuition & fees have increased 39.35% for the last 10 years where the 2021 tuition & fees are $24,135. The undergraduate tuition & fees has raised from $18,103 (2011) to $25,266 (2021). The graduate school tuition & fees has raised from $17,908 (year 2011) to $24,105 (year 2021). The following table and chart show the changes in tuition & fees at Western Washington University over last the 10 years.
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YearUndergraduateGraduateChanges By Year
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
2011-12$7,756$18,103$8,228$17,908-
2012-13$8,805$19,152$9,276$18,957 6.06%
2013-14$8,863$19,752$9,582$19,752 3.05%
2014-15$8,965$20,407$9,931$19,644 3.18%
2015-16$8,611$20,963$10,182$20,177 2.85%
2016-17$7,653$21,567$10,503$20,787 2.79%
2017-18$7,933$22,445$10,964$21,608 3.61%
2018-19$8,126$23,540-$2-$2 4.96%
2019-20$8,343$24,690-$2-$2 4.94%
2020-21$8,508$25,266$12,192$24,105 2.43%
Tuition & Fees Changes of Western Washington University

Books & Supplies Costs Changes

The costs for purchasing books & supplies required/recommended for courses have increased -2.35% from the year 2011 to 2021 where the current year costs are $996.
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YearBooks & SuppliesChanges by Year
2011-12$1,020-
2012-13$1,050 2.94%
2013-14$1,080 2.86%
2014-15$1,098 1.67%
2015-16$1,116 1.64%
2016-17$906 -18.82%
2017-18$906 0.00%
2018-19$924 1.99%
2019-20$954 3.25%
2020-21$996 4.40%
Books & Supplies Costs Changes of Western Washington University

Living Costs Changes

The living costs including room, board, and other living expenses have increased 26.53% when a student lives on-campus facilities and 26.53% when living-off campus from the year 2011 to 2021. The following table shows the changes in living costs at Western Washington University.
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YearLiving On CampusLiving Off CampusChanges by Year
2011-12$12,013$12,013-
2012-13$12,364$12,364 2.92%
2013-14$12,728$12,728 2.94%
2014-15$13,158$13,158 3.38%
2015-16$13,509$13,509 2.67%
2016-17$13,845$13,845 2.49%
2017-18$14,466$14,466 4.49%
2018-19$15,027$15,027 3.88%
2019-20$15,708$15,708 4.53%
2020-21$16,301$16,301 3.78%
Living Costs Changes of Western Washington University

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