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Tuition and Fees

Welcome to Central Washington University! CWU offers high-quality, affordable education through low-tuition degree programs and more than $40 million in student grants, scholarships, and waivers.

For the 2018/2019 academic year, tuition for undergraduate students who are classified as Washington state residents is just over $200 per credit—up to 10 credits. There is no additional tuition charge to take as many as eight more credits. In addition to tuition, students must also pay "Services and Activities" fees and some CWU classes charge special course fees for equipment or activities. For more information on the Services and Activities fee, please visit  The total tuition and fee rate for a full-time student at the Ellensburg campus is just over $8,000 for the year. Adjusted tuition rates apply for summer session.  Please see our summer term tuition and fees page for details.

Below is a series of links to tables with a detailed breakdown of CWU attendance costs for the 2018-2019 academic year. Questions? Call 509-963-3001 or email


Tuition and fees for the Ellensburg campus:

Tuition and fees for the university centers and online students:

Click here for a more detailed breakdown of the mandatory fees


For the 2017-2018 Academic Year, including summer 2018 click here.


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