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Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition Due Date
  • Payment Policy and Refund Schedule
  • Payment options and instructions.
  • Returned Checks: A handling fee of $30 is charged for any returned checks and the student will be automatically dropped from classes when returned checks are written for tuition.
  • Pursuant to state law (RCW 28B.10.293 and RCW 19.16.500) any debts to the college will be increased by costs and expenses incurred in the collection of such debts.
  • Student Campus Enhancement Fee: In Spring 2015, students voted and approved a self-imposed fee for Campus Enhancement to fund, as a first project, the building of a Wellness Center. This quarterly fee was approved at $9 per credit, up to 10 credits, and will be included beginning with Winter quarter 2016 tuition calculations. If you have questions, please e-mail SSCEnhancementFee@seattlecolleges.edu.    Learn More
  • Winter quarter 2016 Update: The Non-Resident, Waiver Eligible tuition is available to out-of-state permanent residents or citizens of the United States as part of the tuition reduction announced in Fall 2015. International students and other non-residents will continue to pay the Non-Resident/International tuition rate. If you have any questions, pleace contact the Assistant Registrar at 206-934-5144 or click here for more information.
  • Services & Activities Fees Information: S&A Fees are student fees collected for co-curricular, extracurricular and related student programs and activities. They are assessed as follows:
    • Credits 1-10: $10.81 per credit
    • Incremental credits 11-18: $6.29 per credit
    • Normal credit 15 max: $139.55

Tuition Table

Note: For academic, social security, VA and loan grantor purposes, twelve (12) credits or more is considered full time.

LOWER DIVISION UPPER DIVISION (BAS)
Credits Resident Non-Resident
(US Citizen)
Non-Resident
/ International
Resident Non-Resident International
1 $107.59 $121.73 $285.01 $209.98 $224.12 $608.95
2 $215.18 $243.46 $570.02 $419.96 $448.24 $1,217.90
3 $322.77 $365.19 $855.03 $629.94 $672.36 $1,826.85
4 $430.36 $486.92 $1,140.04 $839.92 $896.48 $2,435.80
5 $537.95 $608.65 $1,425.05 $1,049.90 $1,120.60 $3,044.75
6 $645.54 $730.38 $1,710.06 $1,259.88 $1,344.72 $3,653.70
7 $753.13 $852.11 $1,995.07 $1,469.86 $1,568.84 $4,262.65
8 $860.72 $973.84 $2,280.08 $1,679.84 $1,792.96 $4,871.60
9 $968.31 $1,095.57 $2,565.09 $1,889.82 $2,017.08 $5,480.55
10 $1,075.90 $1,217.30 $2,850.10 $2,099.80 $2,241.20 $6,089.50
11 $1,129.16 $1,271.30 $2,910.58 $2,110.29 $2,252.43 $6,100.73
12 $1,182.42 $1,325.30 $2,971.06 $2,120.78 $2,263.66 $6,111.96
13 $1,235.68 $1,379.30 $3,031.54 $2,131.27 $2,274.89 $6,123.19
14 $1,288.94 $1,433.30 $3,092.02 $2,141.76 $2,286.12 $6,134.42
15 $1,342.20 $1,487.30 $3,152.50 $2,152.25 $2,297.35 $6,145.65
16 $1,395.46 $1,541.30 $3,212.98 $2,162.74 $2,308.58 $6,156.88
17 $1,448.72 $1,595.30 $3,273.46 $2,173.23 $2,319.81 $6,168.11
18 $1,501.98 $1,649.30 $3,333.94 $2,183.72 $2,331.04 $6,179.34
19 $1,598.51 $1,745.83 $3,607.89 $2,382.64 $2,529.96 $6,777.23
20 $1,695.04 $1,842.36 $3,881.84 $2,581.56 $2,728.88 $7,375.12
21 $1,791.57 $1,938.89 $4,155.79 $2,780.48 $2,927.80 $7,973.01
22 $1,888.10 $2,035.42 $4,429.74 $2,979.40 $3,126.72 $8,570.90
23 $1,984.63 $2,131.95 $4,703.69 $3,178.32 $3,325.64 $9,168.79
24 $2,081.16 $2,228.48 $4,977.64 $3,377.24 $3,524.56 $9,766.68
25 $2,177.69 $2,325.01 $5,251.59 $3,576.16 $3,723.48 $10,364.57

Tuition Cost Per Credit

LOWER DIVISION UPPER DIVISION (BAS)
Resident Non-Resident
(US Citizen)
Non-Resident
/ International
Resident Non-Resident International
1 - 10 credits $107.59 $121.73 $285.01 $209.98 $224.12 $608.95
11 - 18 credits $53.26 $54.00 $60.48 $10.49 $11.23 $11.23
19 - 25 credits
( Academic )
$96.53 $96.53 $273.95 $198.92 $198.92 $597.89
19 - 25 credits
(Professional / Technical )
$14.48 $41.09 $41.09 $198.92 $198.92 $597.89

Note: When students in the BAS program also take Community College credits, tuition for those courses are at a different rate. Please see your Registration Support Supervisor for instructions.

High School Completion - Per Credit

Resident Non-Resident
1 - 10 credits $21.52 $107.59
11 - 18 credits $10.65 $53.26
19 - 25 credits $14.48 $96.53

If you are 19 years of age or older and are a Washington State resident (see eligibility requirements), you are eligible for a discounted tuition rate for high school completion courses. Non-residents are charged resident tuition rate for high school completion courses. Students between 16 and 18 years old must pay full tuition.

Upgraded Courses

Per Credit
Apprentice Training $54.00
First Aid $96.53

Fee Table

FEE RATE
Add / Drop Administrative Fee $ 6
Adult Basic Education (ABE) $ 25 per quarter
Aerospace Composite Fee $ 250 per quarter
Allied Health Skills Lab Fee $ 30 per course
ASE Retest Fee $ 10 per test
Autobody Fee $ 210 per quarter
Assessment Test $ 25 per test
Automotive ASE Testing $ 27 per quarter
Automotive Fee $ 95 per course
Aviation Materials Fee $ 150 per quarter
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Application Fee $ 35 per application
Community Technology Access $20 per quarter
Computer Lab Fee $ 56.68 (1 class) per quarter
$ 89.18 (2 classes) per quarter
Credit By Exam (Course Challenge) $ 100 base plus $40 per credit 
Culinary Arts Lab Fee $ 150 per quarter
Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology Materials Fee $ 225 per quarter
Drafting and Design Program Fee $ 100
Duplicate Award / Degree / Certificate / Diploma $15 per award
eLearning Fees:

• Online Server Fee
• Hybrid Server Fee
• Web-enhanced Server Fee


$ 7 per credit
$ 5.25 per course
$ 5.25 per course

Exam Proctoring $ 40 per test (unlimited attempts)
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Intended for immigrants, not for International Students
$ 25 per quarter
Fitness Center Fee $ 3 per credit (maximum $9)
GED Prep $ 25 per quarter
GED Test Fee $ 30 per test
Industrial Vehicles Materials Fee $ 1,500 per quarter
Intensive English Program (IEP) $ 3,059.50 per quarter
International Student Application Fee Details
International Student Health Insurance Details
IT Test Cert $ 75
Late Registration Fee (after 5th day of quarter start) $ 10.50 per credit
Landscape Horticulture Material Fee $ 45.00
Lab Fee
Courses in the following programs require this fee: Automotive Technology, Art, Pottery/Ceramics and Photography. Students utilizing computer labs in math or English courses will also be charged this fee.
$ 52 per course
Local Payment Plan $ 17
Manufacturing Academy $ 200
NET+ Certification $ 150
Nursing Application Fee $ 35
Nursing Clinical Placement Fee $ 100
Nursing Electronic Medical Record User Registration $ 75 per year
Nursing Materials Fee $ 50
RN Annual Assessment Fee $ 376
Parking Fees Details
Portfolio Review (Prior Experiential Learning)  $ 100 base
plus $ 40 per credit
Science Lab Fee $ 56.68 per course
Security & Certification $ 209
Student Campus Enhancement Fee $ 9 per credit
(maximum $ 90 per quarter)
Student Identification Card Fee
Non-refundable, issued to all new and interrupted students taking 3 or more credits.
$ 7.50 per card
Transportation Management Plan (TMP)
A $15 per quarter Transportation Management Fee (TMP) is charged to students enrolled with 10 or more credits. This fee allows students to exercise one of the following options:
  • purchase a quarterly bus pass (ORCA) from the Cashier's Office
  • receive a one-time $ 45 reimbursement each quarter on a ferry pass or Pierce/Snohomish Transit pass.
$ 15 per quarter
Transportation Program Uniform  $ 60 per quarter
Transcript Fee $ 7.50 each
Transcript Fee - Expedited $ 15 each
Universal Technology Fee
The Universal Technology Fee is applied to every student EXCEPT the following:
  • students enrolled in 3 credits or less
  • students enrolled in non-credit classes
  • ABE/ESL students
  • GED Prep students
  • students enrolled only in online or Washington Online classes.
$ 3 per credit (on 4 or more credits)
Virtual Lab Fee $ 50
WA State Employee Tuition Waiver Details
Welding Materials Fee $ 18 per credit
Welding WABD Certification Fee - Student $ 90
Welding WABD Certification Fee - Non-Student $ 150
Wine Course Materials Fee $ 95 - $ 150 per course