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Tuition Tracker Shows A Lower Net Price For Low-Income Students At UW

A tuition tracking tool released this week shows that low-income students pay less at the University of Washington than at other large public universities in the state.

The tool is called Tuition Tracker and it was produced by The Hechinger Report and Education Writers Association. The Dallas Morning News also contributed.

It lets you see the sticker price universities advertise and the net price families have to pay after factoring in scholarships and grants. The data is from the 2015-2016 school year.

The average net price for families with zero to $30,000 in annual income was $7,129 for the UW Seattle campus. About 500 students paid that amount. The average net price for families with income above $110,000 was $24,502. The sticker price for that year for a full-time undergraduate living off campus without family was $31,231.

By comparison, at Washington State University, the net price was $10,048 and 680 students paid that average net price. At Western Washington University, the average net price was $9,241 and about 250 students paid that amount.

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