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 $94 $141 $282
2 $40 $16 $16 $188 $282 $564
3 $60 $24 $24 $282 $423 $846
4 $80 $32 $32 $376 $564 $1128
5 $100 $40 $40 $470 $705 $1410
6 $120 $48 $48 $564 $846 $1,692
7 $140 $56 $56 $658 $987 $1,974
8 $160 $64 $64 $752 $1,128 $2,256
9 $180 $72 $72 $846 $1,269 $2,538
10 $200 $80 $80 $940 $1,410 $2,820
11 $220 $88 $88 $1,034 $1,551 $3,102
12 $240 $96 $96 $1,128 $1,692 $3,384
13 $260 $104 $104 $1,128 $1,692 $3,384
14 $280 $112 $112 $1,128 $1,692 $3,384
15 $300 $120 $120 $1,128 $1,692 $3,384
16 $320 $128 $128 $1,128 $1,692 $3,384
17+ $320 $128 $128 $1,128 $1,692 $3,384

* 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.

2017-2018 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 2017-2018

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.

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: $3,096
Books and Supplies: $1,500
Room and Board: $2,200
Personal expenses: $1,200
Travel: $1,600
Total: $9,576

Wyoming resident living on campus:

Tuition and Fees: $3,096
Books and Supplies: $1,500
Room and Board: $6,902
Personal expenses: $1,480
Travel: $1,200
Total: $14,178

WUE resident living on campus:

Tuition and Fees: $4,224
Books and Supplies: $1,500
Room and Board: $6,902
Personal expenses: $1,480
Travel: $1,600
Total: $15,706

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

Tuition and Fees: $7,608
Books and Supplies: $1,500
Room and Board: $6,902
Personal expenses: $1,480
Travel: $1,600
Total: $19,090

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

Tuition and Fees: $7,608
Books and Supplies: $1,500
Room and Board: $6,552
Personal expenses: $1,580
Travel: $2,200
Total: $19,440

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.