Tuition and Mandatory Fees

Summer charges


Financial aid offers for summer quarter will be sent in late May. An email notification will be generated once you have enrolled in summer classes. If you need an estimate of the aid available, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Use the information on this page to anticipate your expenses. After reviewing your aid offer, use the worksheet below to prepare a spending plan for the quarter:

Summer 2024 Budget Worksheet

A full-time student will pay more in tuition for 12 summer credits than they would pay in fall, winter, or spring quarters. This is due to a lower level of state support for the non-standard term. Review the tuition and fee schedules below for your anticipated credit load so you can prepare to cover the cost.

CWU Housing options are available for the six and nine week sessions, and for students who need accommodation into the start of fall quarter. Visit the Summer Housing webpage for dates and costs.

In addition to tuition charges, mandatory fees are assessed to all enrolled students. These include:

Mandatory Fees
Fee - All Students Amount 
Services & Activities1 $130.44
Telehealth, Medical & Counseling2 $102.96
Tutoring Center $7.50
Library $10.00
Multimodal $25.00
Technology3 $30.00
Fee - Ellensburg
Student Union $48.00
Rec Center, 6 week session4 $78.00
Rec Center, 9 week session4 $117.00

  1. Assumes full-time enrollment
  2. Assumes at least half-time enrollment
  3. Assumes enrollment in at least 10 credits
  4. Optional: available at 6 or more credits

Additional course fees may also be assessed. Check the class description or contact the academic department for details.

Tuition and Fee Tables


Calculate your tuition and fees for summer credits with the following schedules. For Ellensburg campus students, the totals do not include the optional rec center fee.

Other Costs


The Summer 2024 cost of attendance (COA) includes the following direct and indirect costs in addition to tuition & fees.

Expense 6 Week 9 Week
Living Expenses + $3,000 $4,500
Course Materials, etc. ^ $300 $300
Loan Fees $100 $100
Personal $670 $1,000
Transportation ~ $450 $450
Total Other Expenses $4,520 $6,360

+Housing and Food costs vary; the above costs were determined in compliance with federal Department of Education requirements and may not reflect the price of CWU housing and food options. Visit CWU Housing for pricing. Excess funds will be released to students for living expenses after add/drop.

^Book allowances include the estimated cost of textbooks, course materials, supplies and equipment for a full-time student for summer quarter.

~Transportation costs vary depending on factors such as the need for transportation to a job or internship, length of commute to in-person classes, and distance traveled to your home on scheduled breaks. If your transportation expenses exceed the budgeted amount, you may request an increase in your transportation allowance.

If you have dependent care expenses, you may submit a request to include them in your cost of attendance.

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