Cost of college went up for resident students at Washington State University


In-state tuition and fees rose 1.7 percent for 2018-19 at Washington State University, according to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Washington residents paid $11,584 to attend the four-year public institution this year – $193 more than the $11,391 charged for 2017-18.

Non-residents paid 122.9 percent more than residents this year, or $25,820. Their price tag grew 0 percent from $25,817 in 2017-18.

About 78 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Washington residents. About 20 percent are residents of other states and 2 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 90 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 3,716 students received grants or scholarships totaling $33.9 million and 1,979 students took out student loans totaling more than $13.3 million.

Including all undergraduates (31,478), 17,220 students used grants or scholarships totaling $164.1 million, and 10,769 students took out $70.7 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
Change in tuition and fees 2015-16 to 2018-19
In-state
~24,553
$11,967
$11,041
$11,391
$11,584
-3.2%
Out-of-state
~6,296
$25,567
$25,673
$25,817
$25,820
1%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at Washington State University in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
1,404
31%
$6,494,357
$4,626
State / local grant or scholarship
1,063
24%
$9,998,619
$9,406
Institutional grants or scholarships
3,257
72%
$17,368,958
$5,333
Grant or scholarship aid total
3,716
82%
$33,861,934
$9,112
Federal student loans
1,907
42%
$9,970,846
$5,229
Other student loans
232
5%
$3,336,242
$14,380
Student loan aid
1,979
44%
$13,307,088
$6,724
Total student aid
4,062
90%
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