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Cost of Attendance

Breaking down the costs

One of the most confusing aspects of the financial aid process is understanding the figures given as the Cost of Attendance. The cost of attendance is important for two primary reasons. Namely, the estimates give the student and their family an idea of what costs might be incurred here at WSU. There are two types of costs listed: direct costs and indirect costs. Direct costs are those that must be paid to the University to attend (i.e. tuition and fees). Indirect costs are things such as living expenses, transportation, miscellaneous expenses, etc. It is important to differentiate between the two as indirect costs are simply estimates used by our office in the awarding process to ensure that students have enough aid while direct costs are actual amounts that will be charged to the student's account.

We include indirect costs into the budget so that aid can be awarded to assist students in paying living and miscellaneous expenses. Keep in mind that Student Financial Services can only award students with an amount of aid equal to or less than their associated cost of attendance budget. If you have questions regarding your budget, please visit the Revision Request and Award Appeals page.

A couple other important notes

  • Costs are for two semesters (i.e. an academic year).
  • Students enrolling only in one semester should divide all costs in half.
  • For budget purposes - 12-18 credits is "full-time" for undergraduate students and 10-18 credits is "full-time" graduate students; and students are charged tuition based on the specific number of enrolled units. (Note-summer "full-time" is 6 credits for undergraduate students; 3 credits for graduate students). For financial aid delivery of funds to a student's WSU Student Account , undergrad/graduate students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits for undergraduate students and 5 credits for graduate students to receive accepted loans (exception to summer above). For some scholarships and other financial aid programs, full time equals 12 credits for undergraduates and 10 credits for graduate students and is required to receive funds.
  • Students living at home with their parents will have their room and board budgets cut in half.

Please note that Cost of Attendance figures are estimates derived from past figures, institutional changes, and cost of living adjustments. They should be considered adequate for the average student. As such, differences in lifestyle and individual tastes and preferences cannot be accounted for. If you have questions or concerns regarding your budgeted cost of attendance, please contact Student Financial Services.

For the exact cost of Tution and Manditory fees, click here.

Understanding the Budget Components

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**Reminder these figures are estimates used to determine the Cost of Attendance.**

WSU Pullman Campus In-State
WSU Pullman Campus Out-of-State
WSU Nursing In-State
WSU Nursing Out-of-State
WSU Spokane Campus In-State
WSU Spokane Campus Out-of-State
WSU Vancouver/Tricities Campus In-State
WSU Vancouver/Tricities Campus Out-of-State
WSU Online (In-State and Out-of-State Tuition Same)
WSU Pullman Campus In-State
WSU Pullman Campus Out-of-State
WSU Pullman Campus MBA In-State
WSU Pullman Campus MBA Out-of-State
WSU Spokane Campus In-State
WSU Spokane Campus Out-of-State
WSU Vancouver/Tricities Campus In-State
WSU Vancouver/Tricities Campus Out-of-State
WSU Online (In-State and Out-of-State Tuition Same)
WSU Online MBA (In-State and Out-of-State Tuition Same)
WSU Online Executive MBA (In-State and Out-of-State Tuition Same)
WSU Spokane Pharmacy In-State
WSU Spokane Pharmacy Out-of-State
WSU Spokane Nursing Graduate In-State
WSU Spokane Nursing Graduate Out-of-State
WSU Vancouver/Tricities Nursing Graduate In-State
WSU Vancouver/Tricities Nursing Graduate Out-of-State
WSU Veterinary Medicine In-State & Out-of-State (Years 1-4)
Summer 2014 Undergraduate Budget (Traditional) - Pullman Campus
Summer 2014 Undergraduate Budget (Non-Traditional) - Pullman Campus
Summer 2014 Undergraduate Budget (Traditional) - Urban Campus
Summer 2014 Undergraduate Budget (Non-Traditional) - Urban Campus
Summer 2014 Graduate Budget - Pullman Campus
Summer 2014 Graduate Budget - Urban Campus
Summer 2014 WSU Online Budget (Traditional) - Undergraduate
Summer 2014 WSU Online Budget (Non-Traditional) - Undergraduate
Summer 2014 Pharmacy Student Budget
Summer 2014 Veterinary Medicine Student Budget
Summer 2014 Nursing Student Budget (Traditional) - Undergraduate
Summer 2014 Nursing Student Budget (Non-Traditional) - Undergraduate
Summer 2014 Nursing Student Budget - Graduate
2013-2014 Undergraduate Budget (Traditional) - Pullman Campus
2013-2014 Undergraduate Budget (Non-Traditional) - Pullman Campus
2013-2014 Undergraduate Budget (Traditional) - Urban Campus
2013-2014 Undergraduate Budget (Non-Traditional) - Urban Campus
2013-2014 Graduate Student Budget - Pullman Campus
2013-2014 Graduate Student Budget - Urban Campus
2013-2014 WSU Online Program (Traditional) - Undergraduate
2013-2014 WSU Online Program (Non-Traditional) - Undergraduate
2013-2014 WSU Online Program - Graduate Budget
2013-2014 MBA Student Budget - Pullman Campus
2013-2014 Pharmacy Student Budget - Spokane Campus
2013-2014 Veterinary Medicine (1st year) Student Budget
2013-2014 Veterinary Medicine (2nd year) Student Budget
2013-2014 Veterinary Medicine (3rd year) Student Budget
2013-2014 Veterinary Medicine (4th year) Student Budget
2013-2014 Nursing Traditional Undergraduate Budget
2013-2014 Nursing Non-Traditional Undergraduate Budget
2013-2014 Nursing Graduate Budget