In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Walla Walla University was $29,487 a year.
In 2022, tuition increased 2%–from $28,908 the previous year. Usually, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the displayed price of tuition does not tell the full story. Many students owe much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Walla Walla University is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Washington as it does for students who live in other states.
Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.
Choosing a college where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save significant money on the overall cost of college. Take the time to check your state's requirements for as an in-state resident. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
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Tuition at Walla Walla University is the same for all students.
International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Walla Walla University:
•On-campus jobs •Loans from outsideWalla Walla University •Walla Walla University-specific loans •Walla Walla University-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Walla Walla University.
Room and board at Walla Walla University costs $8,358 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat in the school dining halls.
Board costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
Most schools charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer resources for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
A school's location can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in an urban area is usually pricey, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Walla Walla University campus is in a small town setting in Washington.
When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to factor in the cost of things like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Walla Walla University.
What will the cost of attending Walla Walla University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$8,358|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of Walla Walla University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2022, 935 of the 1,545 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Walla Walla University meets 93% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $25,676 a year. Around 62% of Walla Walla University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Walla Walla University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $35,777 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Walla Walla University-Specific Loans||$1,576|
|Most Common Loans for Walla Walla University Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Walla Walla University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, Walla Walla University awarded 705 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $17.1 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $8.87 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Walla Walla University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Walla Walla University was $25,676 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Walla Walla University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending Walla Walla University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Walla Walla University's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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