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2021 - 2022 Cost of Attendance


  Resident Non-

Tuition $6,656 $23,184 $11,052
S&A Fees $711 $711 included in tuition
Mandatory Fees* $1,318 $1,318** $1,318
Room and Board+ $13,938 $13,938 $13,938
  $22,623 $39,151 $26,308

Books^ $900 $900 $900
Personal $1,752 $1,752 $1,752
Transportation~ $1,170 $1,170 $1,170

Cost of Attendance





  Resident Non-

Tuition $10,098 $23,652
S & A Fees $711 $711
Mandatory Fees* $1,318 $1,318**
Room and Board+ $13,938 $13,938
  $26,065 $39,619

Books^ $900 $900
Personal $1,752 $1,752
Transportation~ $1,170 $1,170

Cost of Attendance

Please note: The 2021-22 Cost of Attendance is for one academic year (Fall 2021 through Spring 2022) and subject to change by action of the Board of Trustees, State of Washington.

* Mandatory Fees: Health Center $309, Technology $90, Recreation Center $351, Student Union Building $207, Washington Student Lobby $3, Math & Writing Tutoring $22, Athletic $168, Wellness $54, Library $30, Multimodal $75, and Central Transit $9.

** 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 attendance (fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters).

+ Room and Board costs vary; the above cost is for a shared double with the C meal plan. Non-traditional students, students who live with their parents, or students who have children living with them have different housing and meal costs. Other than these situations, a student’s living arrangement does not affect the cost of attendance used by Student Financial Services. Excess funds will be released to students after add/drop.

^ Books is an estimate of costs for a full-time student for one academic year.

~ Transportation costs vary greatly depending on factors such as the need for transportation to a job or internship or how far a student must travel to get home on school breaks. If your transportation expenses exceed the budgeted amount, you may request an additional transportation allowance.

  • If you have 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) above the cost of attendance used by Student Financial Services will automatically be added to your COA. Note: increases in COA don’t automatically make a student eligible for additional funding.
  • One time during your academic career, you may appeal to increase COA for the purchase of a computer.

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