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Western Oregon University Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Western Oregon University was $7,740 a year for in-state students and $24,615 a year for out-of-state students. On average, college tuition rises about 3 percent a year.

If these numbers feel scary, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $7,740 for in-state students who attend full-time.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state can cut the cost of college tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition

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Western Oregon University International Student Tuition

Western Oregon University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support:

On-campus jobs

Loans from outsideWestern Oregon University

Athletic Awards

Western Oregon University-specific scholarships

International Students Tuition Waivers

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.

Western Oregon University Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at Western Oregon University

Room and board at Western Oregon University is $10,415 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facility can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $6,237.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Western Oregon University

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. At Western Oregon University, you can expect to pay about $1,299 a year for books and supplies. This does not count the initial cost of a computer or other technology. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at Western Oregon University pay $1,800 in fees each academic year.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The Western Oregon University campus is in a rural setting in Oregon, not far from Portland. First-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

For Western Oregon University students, $1,482 is good ballpark for transportation costs for on-campus students. $1,680 is a good estimate for transportation costs for students who live off campus.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

Total Cost of Western Oregon University

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $7,740
Out-of-State Tuition $24,615
Room and Board $10,415
Board Only $1,680
Books and Supplies $1,299
Yearly Fees $1,800
Transportation $1,482
Other expenses $948
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Western Oregon University Financial Aid

The majority of Western Oregon University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2021, 2,382 of the 4,070 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Western Oregon University meets 62 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $12,539 a year. Around 63 percent of Western Oregon University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Western Oregon University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $7,120 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $5,968
State Loans $0
Western Oregon University-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $15,184
Most Common Loans for Western Oregon University Students
Federal Loans 61%
Private loans 5%

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 Western Oregon University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Western Oregon University

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 2021, Western Oregon University awarded 2,156 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $15,109,761 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $2,205,279 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Western Oregon University Net Cost

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 Western Oregon 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 Western Oregon University was $12,539 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Western Oregon University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
Net In-state, Off-campus $928
Out-of-State, On-Campus $26,538

What will attending Western Oregon 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 Western Oregon University's net cost calculator on their website.

Western Oregon University Tuition Payment Plans

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.

Does Western Oregon University offer tuition waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

Western Oregon University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: International Students

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

Western Oregon University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$21,254

In State

$38,129

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$7,740
$24,615
Fees
$1,800
$1,800
Housing
$10,415
$10,415
Books
$1,299
$1,299

Western Oregon University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

67%

Average Financial Aid Package

$10,774

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,554

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

84%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$9,540

Out-of-State

$26,415

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