Net Price Calculator

Welcome to Western Washington University's Net Price Calculator! Please begin by reading and agreeing to the statement below. Then follow the instructions on the subsequent screens to receive an estimate of how much students similar to you paid to attend Western in the 2023-2024 comparison year.

What the Net Price Calculator Is 

This calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information to prospective students and their families based on what similar students paid in the comparison year. Net price is defined as estimated cost (price) of attendance—including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, housing and dining, and other related expenses—minus estimated grant and scholarship aid.

By clicking on one of the calculator selections below, I acknowledge that the estimate provided using the calculator does not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance, or a final net price; it is an estimate based on price of attendance and financial aid provided to students in the comparison year. Cost of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year. The estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, the State of Washington, or Western Washington University.

Estimate your cost of attendance


Use if you are a first-year college student, even if you have Running Start credits.


First-Year Cost Calculator


Use if you are a new student transferring to Western from another college or university and have not already completed a bachelor degree.


Transfer & Returning Cost Calculator


The Net Price Calculator is based on state-supported educational programs. The estimates are not intended for students in fee-based programs. Please contact the Financial Aid Department to discuss your eligibility for aid if you are enrolling in an Outreach and Continuing Education, or other, fee-based program.

The U.S. Department of Education is significantly changing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-25 academic year to streamline and simplify the financial aid process. These changes include replacing the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) with a Student Aid Index (SAI). The Net Price Calculator estimates costs and awarding based on the 2023-24 academic year and therefore provides an estimate based on EFC.

Next Steps

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)* in order to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award. Students must meet Western's financial aid priority application deadline of January 31 to receive full consideration of financial aid eligibility. If your FAFSA or WASFA is received after January 31, you will be considered a late applicant and may have limitations on certain types of financial aid.

Privacy Notice

Protecting students' data is very important to us. You can read more about how the data from the Net Price Calculator here.