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 $30 $8 $8 $105 $158 $315
2 $60 $16 $16 $210 $316 $630
3 $90 $24 $24 $315 $474 $945
4 $120 $32 $32 $420 $632 $1,260
5 $150 $40 $40 $525 $790 $1,575
6 $180 $48 $48 $630 $948 $1,890
7 $210 $56 $56 $735 $1,106 $2,205
8 $240 $64 $64 $840 $1,264 $2,520
9 $270 $72 $72 $945 $1,422 $2,835
10 $300 $80 $80 $1,050 $1,580 $3,150
11 $330 $88 $88 $1,155 $1,738 $3,465
12 $360 $96 $96 $1,260 $1,896 $3,780
13 $390 $104 $104 $1,365 $2,054 $4,095
14 $420 $112 $112 $1,470 $2,212 $4,410
15 $450 $120 $120 $1,575 $2,370 $4,725
16 $480 $128 $128 $1,680 $2,528 $5,040
17 $510 $136 $136 $1,785 $2,686 $5,355
18 $540 $144 $144 $1,890 $2,844 $5,670
19 $570 $152 $152 $1,995 $3,002 $5,985
20 $600 $160 $160 $2,100 $3,160 $6,300
21 $630 $168 $168 $2,205 $3,318 $6,615
  • Students pay either on-campus or Outreach activity and use fees depending on their primary home location, but not both. All students pay a technology fee.
  • Tuition-based scholarships are capped at 16 credits.

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), or free-standing states (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau). Nebraska residents also qualify for WUE tuition rates.

2021-2022 Campus housing costs

Eastern Hall
Standard Room: $1,746 per semester
Private Standard Room: $2,179 per semester
Suite: $1,946 per semester
Private Suite: $2,382 per semester
Lancer Hall
Suite: $2,039 per semester
Private Suite: $2,498 per semester
Board
            17-meal plan (3 meals M-F; 2 meals S-S): $1,509 per semester

Financial Aid Cost of Attendance for 2021-2022

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. Federal and state regulations as well as institutional policy limit a student’s total aid to the annual Cost of Attendance; only in rare circumstances are awards over a student’s COA allowed.

Five 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: $4,290
Books and Supplies: $1,350
Room and Board: $2,200
Personal expenses: $1,200
Travel: $1,800
Total: $10,840

Wyoming resident living on campus:

Tuition and Fees: $4,290
Books and Supplies: $1,350
Room and Board: $7,308
Personal expenses: $1,586
Travel: $1,000
Total: $15,534

WUE resident living on campus:

Tuition and Fees: $5,880
Books and Supplies: $1,350
Room and Board: $7,308
Personal expenses: $1,586
Travel: $1,400
Total: $17,524

Out-of-state resident/international student living on campus:

Tuition and Fees: $10,590
Books and Supplies: $1,350
Room and Board: $7,308
Personal expenses: $1,586
Travel: $1,600
Total: $22,434

Out-of-state resident/international student living off campus:

Tuition and Fees: $10,590
Books and Supplies: $1,350
Room and Board: $7,020
Personal expenses: $1,692
Travel: $2,200
Total: $22,852

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.