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Tuition and Mandatory 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.

This school year, tuition for undergraduate students who are Washington residents is approximately $230 per credit—up to 10 credits. There’s no additional tuition charge to take as many as eight more credits. Students taking 10 to 18 credits each quarter pay a flat tuition rate of about $6,900 for the entire year. Tuition will actually drop for resident undergraduate students to nearly $5,900 next year.

In addition to tuition, students must also pay "Services and Activities" fees and some CWU classes charge special course fees for equipment or activities. In the past CWU combined the tuition and the Services and Activities fee into a single amount. For 2015-2016, we separated them on the student bill. This was done to clarify that there has been a reduction in tuition, but not in the Services and Activities fee. For more information on the Services and Acivities fee, please visit

You can review the following table for a detailed breakdown of CWU attendance costs. Questions? Call 509-963-3001 or e-mail


For the 2015-2016 Academic Year


Per Term Fall 2015 - Spring 2016