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Financial Aid

2017 - 2018 Cost of Attendance

2018-2019 Cost of Attendance coming soon!

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimated budget comprised of anticipated tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation allowance, and a personal expense allowance. Non-traditional student budgets may include a dependent care allowance upon request. You can request an increase of your COA one time for a computer purchase while at Central. Other “education-related expenses” can be added to the student budget if a properly documented request is submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

Click here to download the Student Budget Worksheet

These calculations are based on attendance of half-time or more— adjustments will be made for less-than-half-time attendance. For information on the per credit costs please visit the Registrar website.

*In a financial aid context, the term "commuter" means "living with family."

UNDERGRADUATE/ POST-BACCALAUREATE

 ResidentDependent *Commuter (living w/ family)Independent *Commuter  (living w/ family, married & 2 in college)Non-
Resident

Direct Costs
    
Tuition$6,037$6,037$6,037$20,144
S & A Fees$696$696$696$696
Mandatory Fees $1,116$1,116$1,116**$1,116
Books$1,002$1,002$1,002$1,002
Room and Board $10,684$3,757$10,684$10,684
 $19,535$12,608$19,535$33,642

Other Costs
    
Personal/Miscellaneous$1,752$1,752$1,752$1,752
Transportation$1,260$1,260$1,260$1,260

Cost of Attendance

$22,547

$15,620

$22,547

$36,654


GRADUATE

 Resident*Commuter (living w/ family, married & 2 in college)Non-
Resident

Direct Costs
   
Tuition$8,775$8,775$20,553
S & A Fees$696$696$696
Fees $1,116$1,116**$1,116
Books$1,002$1,002$1,002
Room and Board$10,684$8,835$10,684
 $22,273$20,424$34,051

Other Costs
   
Personal/Miscellaneous$1,752$1,752$1,752
Transportation$1,260$1,260$1,260
 $3,012$3,012$3,012

Cost of Attendance

$25,285

$23,436

$37,063

 

  • Commuter student room and board (dependent student living with relatives): $3,757
  • Married two in college and commuter student room and board (independent student living with relatives): $8,835
  • If you have excessive transportation expenses you may request an additional transportation allowance.
  • If you have daycare expenses or dependent care expenses, you may submit a request to increase your COA. Please see "Request for Childcare Allowance"
  • Eligible educational expenses (such as course fees, lab fees, and housing fees) that are charged to your student account, will be added to your COA automatically. We will review additional requests if sufficient documentation is provided. Please see "Revision Request".
  • COA may be increased for the purchase of a computer; however, this may only be done one time during your student career.

Fees: Health Center $264, Wellness $54, Athletic $168, Technology $90, Safe ride $9, Recreation Center $306, Student Union Building $207, Washington Student Lobby $3, Math & Writing Tutoring $15

** All non-government sponsored, matriculated international students, attending classes at the Ellensburg campus are assessed the $200 International Student Activities and Programming Fee (fall, winter, and spring quarters). This fee funds essential support services for international students. 

** All government sponsored students are assessed a $200 Sponsored Student fee for each quarter of attendence (fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters).

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