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Estimate your tuition and fees. Tuition and fee tables are available from the Tuition & Fees section.

Financial Aid

Visit or call the Financial Aid Office. Applying early for financial aid increases your chances of receiving an award. The financial aid deadline for fall applies for the whole year, so meet the priority deadline even if you don't plan to enroll until winter or spring.

If your employer or another agency will be paying your tuition, contact the Financial Aid Office before registering.

To determine your eligibility for worker retraining support as a displaced worker, contact Workforce Education.

If you do not have enough money to pay your tuition all at once, you may enroll in an online deferred payment plan provided by a partnership between North and nelnet Business Solutions. Get more details on e-Cashier here.

State Support for Washington Residents

Washington state provides a variety of financial aid programs to help resident students and their families pay reduced fees for college. The approximate levels of state support received by resident students for academic year is available from this Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges report.

The annual letter can be found here: Student Services Resources for College Staff

State Support for Higher Education

Through Opportunity Pathways, Washington State provides a variety of financial aid programs to help students and their families pay for college. Pursuant to RCW 28B.15.0681, the approximate level of state support received by students is being provided to the colleges for your use.

The average cost to educate a resident full-time community or technical college student for the 2016-17 academic year is $7,524. Students pay an average of $3,056 in tuition toward this cost.

The remaining $4,468 is an “opportunity pathway” provided by the State and is funded by state taxes and other sources. The amounts shown are averages for a full-time, resident student. The actual tuition a student pays will vary due to credit load, residency status and other factors.

Resident Undergraduate

Total Instructional Support Per Student FTE     


Operating Fee (tuition)*


Net State Support per Student FTE**


* Operating Fee amount is based on the full-time equivalent operating fee for lower division classes.
** The Net Support per Student FTE is the amount paid by the state from taxes and other funds.

Note: Data source provided by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is available upon request.
If you have any questions, please contact Brian Myhre at (360) 704-4413 or bmyhre@sbctc.edu.

This information is provided according to RCW 28B.10.044.