Tuition & Payment

As you register for Fall 2021 courses, please be aware that, some class fee increases, and a tuition increase of 2.8% are anticipated for the 2021-2022 academic year. These rates were not finalized by the time registration opened for Fall quarter 2021. Please look for email updates that will provide additional information, and remember to check your student portal. Adjustments to your tuition and fees will reflect the final rates once those are available.

Fall 2021 – Summer 2022

Tuition Rates for Lower Division Courses

Credits Resident Non–Resident
waiver eligible
Non-Resident
e-Learning
Non-Resident
International
1 $116.05 $131.27 $131.27 $299.12
2 $232.10 $262.54 $262.54 $598.24
3 $348.15 $393.81 $393.81 $897.36
4 $464.20 $525.08 $525.08 $1,196.48
5 $580.25 $656.35 $656.35 $1,495.60
6 $696.30 $787.62 $787.62 $1,794.72
7 $812.35 $918.89 $918.89 $2,093.84
8 $928.40 $1,050.16 $1,050.16 $2,392.96
9 $1,044.45 $1,181.43 $1,181.43 $2,692.08
10 $1,160.50 $1,312.70 $1,312.70 $2,991.20
11 $1,217.96 $1,370.96 $1,370.96 $3,056.12
12 $1,275.42 $1,429.22 $1,429.22 $3,121.04
13 $1,332.88 $1,487.48 $1,487.48 $3,185.96
14 $1,390.34 $1,545.74 $1,545.74 $3,250.88
15 $1,447.80 $1,604.00 $1,604.00 $3,315.80
16 $1,505.26 $1,662.26 $1,662.26 $3,380.72
17 $1,562.72 $1,720.52 $1,720.52 $3,445.64
18 $1,620.18 $1,778.78 $1,778.78 $3,510.56
19 $1,724.30 $1,882.90 $1,882.90 $3,797.75
20 $1,828.42 $1,987.02 $1,987.02 $4,084.94
21 $1,932.54 $2,091.14 $2,091.14 $4,372.13
22 $2,036.66 $2,195.26 $2,195.26 $4,659.32
23 $2,140.78 $2,299.38 $2,299.38 $4,946.51
24 $2,244.90 $2,403.50 $2,403.50 $5,233.70
25 $2,349.02 $2,507.62 $2,507.62 $5,520.89

Tuition Rates for Upper Division Courses

Credits BAS Resident BAS Non–Resident Non-Resident
International
1 $226.53 $241.75 $637.35
2 $453.06 $483.50 $1,274.70
3 $679.59 $725.25 $1,912.05
4 $906.12 $967.00 $2,549.40
5 $1,132.65 $1,208.75 $3,186.75
6 $1,359.18 $1,450.50 $3,824.10
7 $1,585.71 $1,692.25 $4,461.45
8 $1,812.24 $1,934.00 $5,098.80
9 $2,038.77 $2,175.75 $5,736.15
10 $2,265.30 $2,417.50 $6,373.50
11 $2,276.60 $2,429.60 $6,385.60
12 $2,287.90 $2,441.70 $6,397.70
13 $2,299.20 $2,453.80 $6,409.80
14 $2,310.50 $2,465.90 $6,421.90
15 $2,321.80 $2,478.00 $6,434.00
16 $2,333.10 $2,490.10 $6,446.10
17 $2,344.40 $2,502.20 $6,458.20
18 $2,355.70 $2,514.30 $6,470.30
19 $2,570.30 $2,728.90 $7,095.72
20 $2,784.90 $2,943.50 $7,721.14
21 $2,999.50 $3,158.10 $8,346.56
22 $3,214.10 $3,372.70 $8,971.98
23 $3,428.70 $3,587.30 $9,597.40
24 $3,643.30 $3,801.90 $10,222.82
25 $3,857.90 $4,016.50 $10,848.24

Tuition Rates for Veterans

Credits Veteran
1 $58.03
2 $116.05
3 $174.08
4 $232.10
5 $290.13
6 $348.15
7 $406.18
8 $464.20
9 $522.23
10 $580.25
11 $608.98
12 $637.71
13 $666.44
14 $695.17
15 $723.90
16 $752.63
17 $781.36
18 $810.09
19 $862.15
20 $914.21
21 $966.27
22 $1,018.33
23 $1,070.39
24 $1,122.45
25 $1,174.51

*For academic, social security, VA insurance and loan guarantor purposes 12 or more credits is considered full–time. In order to be verified as enrolled, tuition and fees must be paid.

*Starting Winter Quarter 2016, Seattle Central College and other Seattle Colleges will be offering a new operations tuition waiver for out–of–state or non–resident students resulting in a significantly lower tuition rate.

† U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Eligible students will need to request tuition rate after registering, but before paying tuition with the Distance Education office. Rates apply to Online and Video courses only.

*Please note when students in the BAS programs take lower level courses (100–299) in conjunction with BAS classes, tuition for those courses are charged at the BAS tuition rate.

Note: Students 18 years old and younger who have not graduated from high school must pay the standard tuition fees for their courses unless they enroll in Running Start. Non–residents will be charged the resident tuition fee. Resident students age 19 or older are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

Students in Professional/Technical programs that require more than 18 credits per quarter (e.g., Culinary Arts) pay a reduced rate for those credits, as follows:

  • Resident/On–campus: $13.83 each credit between 19 & 25
  • Non–Resident/On–campus: $13.83 each credit between 19 & 25

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.

HB 1795 disclosure

RCW 28B.15.0681(5)(a) and (b) require that institutions of higher education provide certain information to all undergraduate resident students. This is also known as the HB 1795 disclosure.

  1. The sources of all institutional revenue received during the prior academic or fiscal year, including but not limited to state, federal, local, and private sources;
  2. The uses of tuition revenue collected during the prior academic or fiscal year by program category as determined by the office of financial management;
  3. This table shows the primary sources of operating funds received by the community and technical colleges (pdf).

Fall 2020–Summer 2021

Tuition Rates Lower Division Courses

Credits Resident Non–Resident (U.S. citizen) International Veterans
1 $113.04 $128.00 $291.28 $56.52
2 $226.08 $256.00 $582.56 $113.04
3 $339.12 $384.00 $873.84 $169.56
4 $452.16 $512.00 $1,165.12 $226.08
5 $565.20 $640.00 $1,456.40 $282.60
6 $678.24 $768.00 $1,747.68 $339.12
7 $791.28 $896.00 $2,038.96 $395.64
8 $904.32 $1,024.00 $2,330.24 $452.16
9 $1,017.36 $1,152.00 $2,621.52 $508.68
10 $1,130.40 $1,280.00 $2,912.80 $565.20
11 $1,186.34 $1,336.74 $2,976.02 $593.17
12 $1,242.28 $1,393.48 $3,039.24 $621.14
13 $1,298.22 $1,450.22 $3,102.46 $649.11
14 $1,354.16 $1,506.96 $3,165.68 $677.08
15 $1,410.10 $1,563.70 $3,228.90 $705.05
16 $1,466.04 $1,620.44 $3,292.12 $733.02
17 $1,521.98 $1,677.18 $3,355.34 $760.99
18 $1,577.92 $1,733.92 $3,418.56 $788.96
19 $1,679.34 $1,835.34 $3,698.22 $839.67
20 $1,780.76 $1,936.76 $3,977.88 $890.38
21 $1,882.18 $2,038.18 $4,257.54 $941.09
22 $1,983.60 $2,139.60 $4,537.20 $991.80
23 $2,085.02 $2,241.02 $4,816.86 $1,042.51
24 $2,186.44 $2,342.44 $5,096.52 $1,093.22
25 $2,287.86 $2,443.86 $5,376.18 $1,143.93

Tuition Rates Upper Division and e–Learning Courses

Credits BAS, Resident BAS, Non–Resident (U.S. citizen) BAS, International E–Learing, Non–Resident
1 $220.51 $235.47 $620.30 $128.00
2 $441.02 $470.94 $1,240.60 $256.00
3 $661.53 $706.41 $1,860.90 $384.00
4 $882.04 $941.88 $2,481.20 $512.00
5 $1,102.55 $1,177.35 $3,101.50 $640.00
6 $1,323.06 $1,412.82 $3,721.80 $768.00
7 $1,543.57 $1,648.29 $4,342.10 $896.00
8 $1,764.08 $1,883.76 $4,962.40 $1,024.00
9 $1,984.59 $2,119.23 $5,582.70 $1,152.00
10 $2,205.10 $2,354.70 $6,203.00 $1,280.00
11 $2,216.14 $2,366.54 $6,214.84 $1,336.74
12 $2,227.18 $2,378.38 $6,226.68 $1,393.48
13 $2,238.22 $2,390.22 $6,238.52 $1,450.22
14 $2,249.26 $2,402.06 $6,250.36 $1,506.96
15 $2,260.30 $2,413.90 $6,262.20 $1,563.70
16 $2,271.34 $2,425.74 $6,274.04 $1,620.44
17 $2,282.38 $2,437.58 $6,285.88 $1,677.18
18 $2,293.42 $2,449.42 $6,297.72 $1,733.92
19 $2,502.31 $2,658.31 $6,906.40 $1,835.34
20 $2,711.20 $2,867.20 $7,515.08 $1,936.76
21 $2,920.09 $3,076.09 $8,123.76 $2,038.18
22 $3,128.98 $3,284.98 $8,732.44 $2,139.60
23 $3,337.87 $3,493.87 $9,341.12 $2,241.02
24 $3,546.76 $3,702.76 $9,949.80 $2,342.44
25 $3,755.65 $3,911.65 $10,558.48 $2,443.86

Fall 2019–Summer 2020

Tuition Rates Lower Division Courses

Credits Resident Non–Resident (U.S. citizen) International Veterans
1 $110.26 $124.85 $288.13 $55.13
2 $220.52 $249.70 $576.26 $110.26
3 $330.78 $374.55 $864.39 $165.39
4 $441.04 $499.40 $1,152.52 $220.52
5 $551.30 $624.25 $1,440.65 $275.65
6 $661.56 $749.10 $1,728.78 $330.78
7 $771.82 $873.95 $2,016.91 $385.91
8 $882.08 $998.80 $2,305.04 $441.04
9 $992.34 $1,123.65 $2,593.17 $496.17
10 $1,102.60 $1,248.50 $2,881.30 $551.30
11 $1,157.18 $1,303.85 $2,943.13 $578.59
12 $1,211.76 $1,359.20 $3,004.96 $605.88
13 $1,266.34 $1,414.55 $3,066.79 $633.17
14 $1,320.92 $1,469.90 $3,128.62 $660.46
15 $1,375.50 $1,525.25 $3,190.45 $687.75
16 $1,430.08 $1,580.60 $3,252.28 $715.04
17 $1,484.66 $1,635.95 $3,314.11 $742.33
18 $1,539.24 $1,691.30 $3,375.94 $769.62
19 $1,638.17 $1,790.23 $3,652.74 $819.09
20 $1,737.10 $1,889.16 $3,929.54 $868.56
21 $1,836.03 $1,988.09 $4,206.34 $918.03
22 $1,934.96 $2,087.02 $4,483.14 $967.50
23 $2,033.89 $2,185.95 $4,759.94 $1,016.97
24 $2,132.82 $2,284.88 $5,036.74 $1,066.44
25 $2,231.75 $2,383.81 $5,313.54 $1,115.91

Tuition Rates Upper Division and e–Learning Courses

Credits BAS, Resident BAS, Non–Resident (U.S. citizen) BAS, International E–Learing, Non–Resident
1 $215.11 $229.70 $614.53 $124.85
2 $430.22 $459.40 $1,229.06 $249.70
3 $645.33 $689.10 $1,843.59 $374.55
4 $860.44 $918.80 $2,458.12 $499.40
5 $1,075.55 $1,148.50 $3,072.65 $624.25
6 $1,290.66 $1,378.20 $3,687.18 $749.10
7 $1,505.77 $1,607.90 $4,301.71 $873.95
8 $1,720.88 $1,837.60 $4,916.24 $998.80
9 $1,935.99 $2,067.30 $5,530.77 $1,123.65
10 $2,151.10 $2,297.00 $6,145.30 $1,248.50
11 $2,161.88 $2,308.55 $6,156.85 $1,303.85
12 $2,172.66 $2,320.10 $6,168.40 $1,359.20
13 $2,183.44 $2,331.65 $6,179.95 $1,414.55
14 $2,194.22 $2,343.20 $6,191.50 $1,469.90
15 $2,205.00 $2,354.75 $6,203.05 $1,525.25
16 $2,215.78 $2,366.30 $6,214.60 $1,580.60
17 $2,226.56 $2,377.85 $6,226.15 $1,635.95
18 $2,237.34 $2,389.40 $6,237.70 $1,691.30
19 $2,441.12 $2,593.18 $6,840.90 $1,790.23
20 $2,644.90 $2,796.96 $7,444.10 $1,889.16
21 $2,848.68 $3,000.74 $8,047.30 $1,988.09
22 $3,052.46 $3,204.52 $8,650.50 $2,087.02
23 $3,256.24 $3,408.30 $9,253.70 $2,185.95
24 $3,460.02 $3,612.08 $9,856.90 $2,284.88
25 $3,663.80 $3,815.86 $10,460.10 $2,383.81

*For academic, social security, VA insurance and loan guarantor purposes 12 or more credits is considered full–time. In order to be verified as enrolled, tuition and fees must be paid.

*Starting Winter Quarter 2016, Seattle Central College and other Seattle Colleges will be offering a new operations tuition waiver for out–of–state or non–resident students resulting in a significantly lower tuition rate.

† U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Eligible students will need to request tuition rate after registering, but before paying tuition with the Distance Education office. Rates apply to Online and Video courses only.

*Please note when students in the BAS programs take lower level courses (100–299) in conjunction with BAS classes, tuition for those courses are charged at the BAS tuition rate.

Resident Students Per Credit
1–10 credits $110.26
11–18 credits $54.58
19–25 credits (academic) $98.93
19 and above credits (professional/technical) $14.84
Non–Resident (U.S. citizen) Per Credit
1–10 credits $124.85
11–18 credits $55.35
19–25 credits (academic) $98.93
19 and above credits (professional/technical) $14.84
International Students Per Credit
1–10 credits $288.13
11–18 credits $61.83
19–25 credits (academic) $276.80
19 and above credits (professional/technical) $41.52
BAS Resident Per Credit
1–10 credits $215.11
11–18 credits $10.78
19–25 credits $203.78
BAS Non–Resident Per Credit
1–10 credits $229.70
11–18 credits $11.55
19–25 credits $203.78
BAS International Students Per Credit
1–10 credits $614.53
11–18 credits $11.55
19–25 credits $603.20
Upgraded Courses Per Credit
Apprentice Training $55
First Aid $98.93
E–Learning, Non–Resident Students
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Per Credit
1–10 credits $124.85
11–18 credits $55.35
19–25 credits (academic) $98.93
19–25 credits (professional/technical) $14.84
High School completion students
Must be age 19 or older
Per Credit
1–10 credits $21.52
11–18 credits (per credit surcharge) $10.65
19–25 credits (per credit surcharge) $14.48
High School completion students
Must be age 18 or younger
Per Credit
1–10 credits $107.59
11–18 credits (per credit surcharge) $53.26
19–25 credits (per credit surcharge) $96.53
High School completion students, Non–Resident Per Credit
1–10 credits $110.26
11–18 credits (per credit surcharge) $54.58
19–25 credits (per credit surcharge) $98.93

Note: Students 18 years old and younger who have not graduated from high school must pay the standard tuition fees for their courses unless they enroll in Running Start. Non–residents will be charged the resident tuition fee. Resident students age 19 or older are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.

Students in Professional/Technical programs that require more than 18 credits per quarter (e.g., Culinary Arts) pay a reduced rate for those credits, as follows:

  • Resident/On–campus: $13.83 each credit between 19 & 25
  • Non–Resident/On–campus: $13.83 each credit between 19 & 25

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.

HB 1795 disclosure

RCW 28B.15.0681(5)(a) and (b) require that institutions of higher education provide certain information to all undergraduate resident students. This is also known as the HB 1795 disclosure.

  1. The sources of all institutional revenue received during the prior academic or fiscal year, including but not limited to state, federal, local, and private sources;
  2. The uses of tuition revenue collected during the prior academic or fiscal year by program category as determined by the office of financial management;
  3. This table shows the primary sources of operating funds received by community and technical colleges (pdf).