Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition

Western is nationally recognized for providing excellent education at an affordable cost, with Kiplinger's and Washington Monthly magazines ranking Western as a top value in higher education. 

Tuition
(10-18 credits)

$24,120

Fees
(Mandatory fees include: Health Service, Non-Academic
Building, Recreation Center, Technology, Renewable
Energy and Transportation.)

$2,110

Housing & Meals
(Based on a double room & Unlimited Meal Plan)

$13,080

Books & Supplies*

$1,011

 

Transportation*

$1,359

Personal & Miscellaneous*

$2,481

Emergency Health Insurance
(required)

$1,188

Total

$45,349

International Scholarships

Western Washington University offers a variety of merit-based scholarships for new and continuing international students, up to $10,000 per year. Availability and amounts for scholarships are subject to change.

The First-Year IAA is a four-year merit scholarship awarded to a limited number of students who have demonstrated strong academic performance. Selection is based on information in the application for admission, including essay, secondary school transcripts, cumulative GPA, evidence of English proficiency, and submission of the application by the priority deadline; no additional scholarship application is required.  

If selected, recipients are notified of their scholarship by email after the point of admission. IAA recipients will receive an annual reduction in non-resident tuition in the form of partial tuition waivers for up to four years.

A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 for annual renewal of award.

 

Scholarship Disclaimer: Western's International Achievement Award (IAA) is available only to students who apply for admission using Western's unique application for admission here. If you have any questions regarding your application or eligibility you are encouraged to contact International Admissions directly

Students who are admitted conditionally pending successful completion of the Intensive English Program (IEP) may be eligible after successfully completing IEP and matriculating in credit-bearing classes at Western.

Scholarships cannot be applied to study abroad programs, off-campus, or other non-state supported programs.

The Transfer IAA is a two-year merit scholarship awarded to a limited number of transfer students who have demonstrated strong academic performance. Selection is based on information provided in the application for admission, including essay, transcripts from accredited post-secondary institutions, cumulative GPA, evidence of English proficiency, and submission of the application by the priority deadline; no additional scholarship application is required.

If selected, recipients are notified of their scholarship by email after the point of admission. IAA recipients will receive an annual reduction in non-resident tuition in the form of partial tuition waivers for up to two years.

All transfer applicants must have completed a minimum of 45 quarter college credits (30 semester credits) to qualify. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 for annual renewal of award.

 

Scholarship Disclaimer: Western's International Achievement Award (IAA) is available only to students who apply for admission using Western's unique application for admission here. If you have any questions regarding your application or eligibility you are encouraged to contact International Admissions directly

Scholarships cannot be applied to study abroad programs, off-campus, or other non-state supported programs.

International Student Scholarship
Academic Scholarships
InternationalScholarships.com
eduPASS
Petersons
Rotary International
International Student Scholarship Search

You can also check with an education advisor from a designated EducationUSA advising center, hosted by the U.S. Department of State. Some countries are given funding for student scholarships for study in the United States.  

 

Financial responsibility

International students must assume all responsibility for student expenses. Proof of sufficient funds is required for the visa application process to gain entrance to the United States.

Applicants need to complete the Declaration of Financial Responsibility on the application for admission, demonstrating that they can meet Western's estimated expenses for one year and that there is reasonable expectation that funds will be available for the complete course of study. Since it is difficult for international students to get jobs while in the U.S., these funds must be available from sources other than potential employment.

Acceptable evidence may take the form of:

  • notarized bank statements in U.S. funds in the student's or family's name
  • a scholastic award letter from a foundation, agency, government, industry, etc.
  • a notarized letter from an individual sponsor indicating willingness to provide support for the specified amount and accompanied by a verified bank statement

All financial evidence you submit to Western will also be required when you apply for your student visa. Therefore, you are encouraged to secure duplicate documents.