Tuition & Costs

What it costs to attend WSU

Here's a quick breakdown of how much it costs the typical undergraduate to attend Washington State University in Pullman.

These figures are for the 2014-15 academic year.




(out of state)






Mandatory Fees





Housing (Room)





Dining (Board)










*  An average of all traditional on-campus undergraduate housing and dining. Costs vary by residence hall/lease and meal plan.

** In addition to these costs, we recommend that you include about $960 for books, $2,108 for miscellaneous expenses, and $1,434 for transportation.

Tuition cost is based on 10-18 credits per semester.

See Student Financial Services for more details, including costs and expenses for nontraditional (e.g., married or with children) and WSU Online students.

Why the mandatory fees?

Nearly everyone wonders about this at some point. At WSU, that $1,002 in fees covers a variety of things that are outside tuition but still necessary.

A few of the most visible things your student fees help pay for at WSU: