Admissions Tuition & Fees

Investing in your education at WSU

Here’s a quick breakdown of how much it costs the typical undergraduate to attend WSU in Pullman. These figures are for the 2015-16 academic year and tuition is based on 10-18 credits per semester.

 

Individual Costs Resident
(WA)
Non-resident
(out of state)
Tuition $10,916 $24,500
Mandatory Fees $1,050 $1,050
Housing (Room) $6,872* $6,872 (range: $6,430-$10,118)*
Dining (Board) $4,002* $4,002 (range: $3,568-$4,498)*
TOTAL COST $22,840** $36,424**

*  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.

See Student Financial Services for more details.

Why the mandatory fees?

Nearly everyone wonders about this at some point. At WSU, that $1,050 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:

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Full Day Visits
  • Future Cougar Day Get a taste of our top-notch academics and enjoy the excitement of Cougar football after a delicious pre-game BBQ.
  • Fall Preview This full day of University life introduces you to our excellent academics and includes a residence hall tour, a chance to talk with current students, and more.
  • Future Cougars of Color The Future Cougars of Color program is an opportunity for underrepresented students to see first-hand all that WSU has to offer.
  • Experience WSU A special spring semester event for admitted students only. Experience what it’s like to live and learn at WSU.
  • Out-of-State Experience A spring semester event exclusively for admitted non-resident students.
  • Preview for Juniors Check out potential majors, meet professors and admission counselors, and see what our Cougar Spirit is all about.

Campus tours
  • Walking Tours Prospective Students, sign up for a walking campus tour.
  • Group Tours Teachers, Counselors, and Professionals, plan a visit for your class or student group.

Find the right application for you below.

  • Freshman Use this application if you anticipate graduating from high school this academic year.
  • Transfer Use this application if you have attended college since graduating from high school.
  • International Use this application if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.
  • Returning Student If you previously enrolled at any WSU campus, and have been away for more than one semester, use this application to reapply for admission.
  • Non-Degree Use this application if you don’t intend to complete a degree at WSU and will be taking courses for personal enrichment, transfer to another college, or a teaching endorsement.
  • Post-Degree Use the post-bachelor’s application if you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree and want to add an additional degree or certificate.
  • Online Use this application if you want to earn a WSU degree online.  See the list of degrees offered online.

Not sure? Find out more about our different applications.

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