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WWU Housing Costs

$1,011 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$3,840 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost
$13,079 On-Campus Room & Board Typical Cost
$3,840 Other Off-Campus Living Expenses Typical Cost

What is the Cost of Living at Western Washington University ?

Did you know there are other costs in addition to tuition to go to college? Check out how much extra living fees are at WWU .

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WWU Housing and Meal Plan Costs The housing and dining options at WWU are bundled. The average student spent about $13,079 in 2021 to stay on campus.

The following table outlines average expected costs at Western Washington University both for living on campus or off campus and other expenses.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$13,080$13,080
Other Living Expenses$3,840$3,840
Books and Supplies$1,011$1,011

Estimated Total of $79,512 in Housing & Dining Over Four Years

There has been an average 4.5% cost change annually over the past five years in WWU room & board costs, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. Incoming freshmen in 2022 can expect to be charged around $18,676 for room, board and other costs based on current trends. By their final year a student might spend somewhere around $19,454 for a two-year degree, and $21,114 for a four-year degree.

Students obtaining their bachelor's degree will end up paying a total sum of close to $79,512 in room and board by the time they graduate, while students obtaining their associate degree may pay a total sum of about $38,131.


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How to Finance Your WWU Education?

Details on Your Campus Living Situation and Food Plan

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether WWU does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Schools may offer meal plans where the number of meals per week can vary, for example, the student receives a meal card and charges meals against the card. Then there are schools like WWU that offer meal plans based on the number of meals per week. See the table below to find out the number of meals per week in the maximum meal plan offered at WWU.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity3,985
Meals Per Week Included in Max Meal Plan21

Room & Board Costs Higher Than Average

WWU on-campus living expenses cost students $17,931, which is above the national average of $15,282.


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