Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

Weber State University tuition is $4,892 per year for in-state residents. This is 32% cheaper than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 63% cheaper than the average Utah tuition of $13,087 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 2nd in Utah amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 21st most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $14,679 which represents a 200% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $967 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $5,859.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $8,400 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Ogden should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $5,052 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $5,052 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Utah residents to go to WSU is $20,511 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Utah residence can expect a one year cost of $30,298.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for Weber State University and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for Weber State University
Estimated Budgets
Utah Resident Total Budget $20,511
   In-State Tuition$4,892
   Other Fees$967
   Room and Board$8,400
   On-Campus Other Budget$5,052
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Non-Resident Total Budget $30,298
   Out-of-State Tuition$14,679
   Other Fees$967
   Room and Board$8,400
   On-Campus Other Budget$5,052
   Books and Supplies$1,200


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $20,511 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported WSU net price for in-state students is $11,098* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

76% of Weber State University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $4,579. 36 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $3,904. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Weber State University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for Weber State University
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$11,098*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid76%
Average Total Grant Aid$4,579
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants36%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$3,904

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$10,197
$30,001 to $48,000$10,968
$48,001 to $75,000$12,574
$75,001 to $110,000$14,585

Average Financial Aid Mix - $20,511 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $20,511. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 30% - $4,579

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Weber State University or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 30% - $4,602

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 41% -  $6,278

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Weber State University.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at WSU is $82,044 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $8,111 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $32,444**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $102,555 or $40,555 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at Weber State University.

Utah Resident Tuition Per Semester$2,446
Utah Resident Total Cost Per Semester$10,256
Non-Utah Resident Tuition Per Semester$7,340
Non-Utah Resident Total Cost Per Semester$15,149

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Weber State University are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at Weber State University
Price per credit hour for Utah residents$204
Cost for one class for Utah residents (3 credit hours)$612
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$612
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$1,836
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,448


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 25% of Weber State University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $4,602. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $15,743.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for Weber State University? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $32,444, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $40,255.56. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Weber State University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 76% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $8,111. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Weber State University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

Weber State University Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$335.46
Amount Borrowed$32,444.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$7,811.56
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$40,255.56

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend WSU? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Weber State University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $40,255.56 would be needed to afford a $335.46 monthly payment in the example $32,444.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Weber State University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $3,968 to $4,892. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.7%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $82,044.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Weber State University.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$28,207$112,830
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$36,001$144,002
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $45,947$183,788
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $53,189$212,757

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Weber State University to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
General Studies Associate's Degree 1,044 44% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's Degree 325 50% costlier
Selling Skills and Sales Operations Bachelor's Degree 123 11% cheaper
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 91 19% cheaper
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist Associate's Degree 87 43% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 80 12% cheaper
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist Associate's Degree 79 56% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 73 15% cheaper
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 65 15% cheaper
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician Associate's Degree 58 64% costlier
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 55 16% cheaper
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 55 25% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Police Science Bachelor's Degree 51 10% cheaper
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 43 25% cheaper
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other Bachelor's Degree 43 20% cheaper
Health Professions Associate's Degree 43 31% costlier
Family Systems Bachelor's Degree 39 9% cheaper
Computer Science Associate's Degree 38 46% costlier
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist Bachelor's Degree 34 19% cheaper
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Bachelor's Degree 34 14% cheaper
History, General Bachelor's Degree 31 26% cheaper
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 28 19% cheaper
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other Bachelor's Degree 28 27% cheaper
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 25 25% cheaper
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 24 30% cheaper
Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree 24 23% cheaper
Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree 23 24% cheaper
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 23 8% cheaper
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 21 26% cheaper
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 21 14% cheaper
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 20 5% cheaper
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 19 17% cheaper
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 19 20% cheaper
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Bachelor's Degree 18 17% cheaper
Radio and Television Bachelor's Degree 17 21% cheaper
Design and Visual Communications, General Bachelor's Degree 17 23% cheaper
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 17 18% cheaper
Geography Bachelor's Degree 16 18% cheaper
Engineering, General Associate's Degree 16 61% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 15 58% costlier
Creative Writing Bachelor's Degree 15 34% cheaper
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 15 27% cheaper
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 14 13% cheaper
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 14 29% cheaper
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 13 14% cheaper
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 13 2% cheaper
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 12 66% costlier
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 12 15% cheaper
Forensic Science and Technology Bachelor's Degree 12 21% cheaper
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 12 13% cheaper
International Economics Bachelor's Degree 11 41% cheaper
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies Bachelor's Degree 11 21% cheaper
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 10 54% costlier
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator Bachelor's Degree 10 5% cheaper
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 10 23% cheaper
Management Information Systems, General Associate's Degree 10 40% costlier
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 10 33% cheaper
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 19% cheaper
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 9 77% costlier
Spanish Language Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 8 16% cheaper
Intermedia/Multimedia Bachelor's Degree 7 35% cheaper
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 7 14% cheaper
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 7 27% cheaper
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Associate's Degree 7 58% costlier
Interior Design Associate's Degree 7 44% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 6 24% cheaper
Business Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 1% cheaper
History Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 13% cheaper
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General Associate's Degree 6 62% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 6 32% cheaper
Biology Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 6 10% cheaper
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance Bachelor's Degree 6 21% costlier
Organizational Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 6 24% cheaper
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other Bachelor's Degree 6 11% cheaper
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 6 23% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 6 27% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 5 31% cheaper
Corrections Bachelor's Degree 5 1% costlier
Welding Technology/Welder Bachelor's Degree 5 2% costlier
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 5 36% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 5 33% cheaper
Chemical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 54% costlier
Botany/Plant Biology Bachelor's Degree 4 25% cheaper
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Associate's Degree 4 61% costlier
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Associate's Degree 4 68% costlier
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 39% costlier
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 70% costlier
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 4 37% costlier
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 4 21% cheaper
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 4 20% cheaper
Electrician Associate's Degree 4 70% costlier
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 3 24% cheaper
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 3 23% cheaper
Applied Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 3 33% cheaper
Social Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 4% cheaper
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 3 22% cheaper
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 3 12% cheaper
Gerontology Bachelor's Degree 3 15% cheaper
Photography Bachelor's Degree 3 33% cheaper
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician Bachelor's Degree 2 2% cheaper
Chemistry Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 15% cheaper
Drama and Dance Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 18% cheaper
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics Bachelor's Degree 1 43% cheaper
Voice and Opera Bachelor's Degree 1 31% cheaper
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Bachelor's Degree 1 22% cheaper
Art Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 17% cheaper
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other Associate's Degree 1 58% costlier
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 1 67% costlier
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 1 27% cheaper
Child Development Associate's Degree 1 71% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 26% cheaper
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 1 33% cheaper
Retailing and Retail Operations Associate's Degree 1 50% costlier
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 34% cheaper


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About Weber State University

Weber State University is a four year public college located in Ogden, Utah.  Full time enrollment is 11,774 and part time is 16,473.  Weber State University has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about Weber State University at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Weber State University
3848 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, Utah

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Weber State University is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

Weber State University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230782 IPEDS survey data.