All tuition and fees must be paid in full at the beginning of each semester and before the student attends classes unless the student has sufficient financial aid or a payment plan in place.

Credit Hrs
On Campus Use Fees
Outreach Activity Fee*
Tech Fee
In State Tuition
WUE Tuition
Out of State Tuition
1 $20 $8 $8 $89 $133 $267
2 $40 $16 $16 $178 $266 $534
3 $60 $24 $24 $267 $399 $801
4 $80 $32 $32 $356 $532 $1068
5 $100 $40 $40 $445 $665 $1,335
6 $120 $48 $48 $534 $798 $1,602
7 $140 $56 $56 $623 $931 $1,869
8 $160 $64 $64 $712 $1,064 $2,136
9 $180 $72 $72 $801 $1,197 $2,403
10 $200 $80 $80 $890 $1,330 $2,670
11 $220 $88 $88 $979 $1,463 $2,937
12 $240 $96 $96 $1,068 $1,596 $3,204
13 $260 $104 $104 $1,068 $1,596 $3,204
14 $280 $112 $112 $1,068 $1,596 $3,204
15 $300 $120 $120 $1,068 $1,596 $3,204
16 $320 $128 $128 $1,068 $1,596 $3,204
17+ $320 $128 $128 $1,068 $1,596 $3,204

* OUTREACH CENTERS: Chugwater, Douglas, Glendo, Glenrock, Guernsey, Hulett, LaGrange, Lusk, Moorcroft, Newcastle, Sundance, Upton and Wheatland.
Students pay either on-campus or Outreach use fees depending up their primary home location, but not both.

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) tuition rate is calculated at approximately 1 1/2 times the resident tuition rates. To qualify for the WUE rate, a student must be a resident of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Pacific Island U.S. territories (American Samoa, Northern Marianas, and Guam), and free-standing states (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau). Nebraska residents also qualify for WUE tuition rates.

2016-2017 Campus housing costs

Eastern Hall
Standard Room: $1,646
Private Standard Room: $2,054
Suite: $1,835
Private Suite: $2,241
Lancer Hall
Suite: $1,922
Private Suite: $2,354
Board
Three choices for $1,422

  • 17-meal plan (3 meals M-F; 2 meals S-S)
  • 14-meal plan (any 14 meals/week + $135 Munch Money)
  • 10-meal plan (any 10 meals/week + $315 Munch Money)

Financial Aid Cost of Attendance for 2016-2017

The Cost of Attendance (COA or budget) for Financial Aid purposes is an estimate of the student’s overall expenses for a period of enrollment. It comprises direct costs, like tuition and fees that are charged to a student’s account, and indirect costs such as transportation or personal expenses.

Indirect costs included in a student’s budget are only estimates of what expenses a student might face during a year of enrollment (cost to rent an apartment, buy groceries, travel to and from campus), and vary widely based on an individual’s personal expenses. The COA listed on your award letter is NOT a bill or an amount you are expected to pay the school.

The Financial Aid Office uses these costs to determine your overall estimated financial need in order to try to meet that need with various forms of financial assistance.

Four annual COA examples are listed below (based on 15 credits a semester), but keep in mind that individual COAs vary based on state of residency, whether you live on campus, off campus or with parents, and your enrollment level (e.g., full-time, half time). Aid awarded by the Financial Aid Office cannot exceed the student’s designated COA in most cases. See also EWC’s Net Price Calculator to estimate total yearly costs based on your situation.

Wyoming resident living with parents:

Tuition and Fees: $2,976
Books and Supplies: $1,300
Room and Board: $2,200
Personal expenses: $1,200
Travel: $1,600
Total: $9,276

Wyoming resident living on campus:

Tuition and Fees: $2,976
Books and Supplies: $1,300
Room and Board: $7,320
Personal expenses: $1,480
Travel: $1,200
Total: $14,276

WUE resident living on campus:

Tuition and Fees: $4,032
Books and Supplies: $1,300
Room and Board: $7,320
Personal expenses: $1,480
Travel: $1,600
Total: $15,732

Out-of-state resident living off campus:

Tuition and Fees: $7,248
Books and Supplies: $1,300
Room and Board: $7,362
Personal expenses: $1,580
Travel: $2,200
Total: $19,690

Use the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s financial aid comparison tool to evaluate different schools’ costs against aid offers.

The College Board’s College Cost Calculator can help families predict inflation, savings, and length of study to get an estimate of how much college will cost in the future.