In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Western Oregon University was $8,730 a year for in-state students and $28,710 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams sound impossible, remember, the total cost of tuition isn't necessarily what you will have to pay to attend a school. Many students find the actual cost of college is a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until after graduation.
Western Oregon University is a public, state institution, which means it offers a reduced tuition rate of $8,730 for in-state students who attend full-time.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Attending a college where you are eligible for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save students a lot of money on the cost of tuition, as well as loans and interest owed. Be sure to verify your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria as well, depending on where you live.
Western Oregon University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or school-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at Western Oregon University:
•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.
In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Western Oregon University.
Housing and campus dining at Western Oregon University is $10,923 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls.
Meal-plan costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and what kinds of books and materials they require. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
There may be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer resources so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation. At Western Oregon University, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
A school's location can impact the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. 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 a city is usually expensive, but there may be more buses, trains or affordable flights to actually get to school. The Western Oregon University campus is in a rural setting in Oregon, not far from Portland.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to take into account the cost of things like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of the actual cost of attending Western Oregon University.
What will the cost of attending Western Oregon University be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$10,923|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
Western Oregon University’s tuition and fees change based on: •Course load for both full and part-time students
In 2022, 1,625 of the 3,615 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Western Oregon University meets 68.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $13,665 a year. Around 63% 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 $7,040 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for Western Oregon 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 Western Oregon 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, Western Oregon University awarded 1,625 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $13.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $1.39 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 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 $13,665 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Western Oregon University seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$-1,938|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
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.
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 waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
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.
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