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Tuition and Fees

 Tuition and Fees (2013-2014 Academic Year)

Use the below information to see what your community college costs will be. We offer many options for you to fund your college education.

2013-2014 Tuition Rates
Number of Credits Washington Resident Non-Washington Resident, US Citizen Non-Resident, International
1 $106.84  $119.84 $278.84
2 $213.68  $239.68 $557.68
3 $320.52  $359.52 $836.52
4 $427.36  $479.36 $1,115.36
5 $534.20  $599.20 $1,394.20
6 $641.04  $719.04 $1,673.04
7 $747.88  $838.88 $1,951.88
8 $854.72  $958.72 $2,230.72
9 $961.56  $1,078.56 $2,509.56
10 $1,068.40  $1,198.40 $2,788.40
11 $1,121.39  $1,252.08 $2,846.40
12 $1,174.38  $1,305.76 $2,904.40
13 $1,227.37  $1,359.44 $2,962.40
14 $1,280.36  $1,413.12 $3,020.40
15 $1,333.35  $1,466.80 $3,078.40
16 $1,386.34  $1,520.48 $3,136.40
17 $1,439.33  $1,574.16 $3,194.40
18 $1,492.32  $1,627.84 $3,252.40
19 $1,588.58  $1,724.10 $3,520.66
20 $1,684.84  $1,820.36 $3,788.92
21 $1,781.10  $1,916.62 $4,057.18
22 $1,877.36  $2,012.88 $4,325.44
23 $1,973.62  $2,109.14 $4,593.70
24 $2,069.88  $2,205.40 $4,861.96
25 $2,166.14  $2,301.66 $5,130.22

Tuition and fees are subject to change by Washington State Legislature.

What Makes Up the Cost of Tuition

Your total tuition is made up of three components: the Operating Fee, the Building Fee and the Services and Activities (S&A) Fee.  For 2013-2014, the Operating Fee and Building Fee will not increase from last year.  The Student Senate recently voted to eliminate a $1.14 per credit fee that covered the cost of such items as bus service, financial assistance to needy students, graduation, the college catalog and the Student Union fund in favor of increasing the S&A Fee to cover those items.  The result is an increase of 3 percent in the total tuition for 2013-2014.

Additional Fees
The college charges other fees to support the enhancement of student learning and the student experience:
Student Building Fee                      $1.90 per credit, 1-10 credits
Matriculation Fee                            $15.00 per quarter
Technology Fee (1-9 credits)          $25.00 per quarter
Technology Fee (10+ credits)         $35.00 per quarter
Technology Fee (for ABE,
Parent Coop, ESL, GED
)
                     $10.00 per quarter
Course Fee                                    Displayed in class schedule for individual classes

State Support of higher Education Students Through Opportunity Pathways
The Average cost of educating a resident full-time student for the 2012-2013 academic year was $6,282 South Puget Sound Community College students paid an average of $3,065 in tuition. The remaining $3,217 was paid for by the State of Washington via state tax funds and other major moneys. These percentages may change for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Books

The cost of books varies depending upon the type of class.

Average Cost per year:

  • $801 - $904
    *Source National Association of College Stores

Supplies

Costs vary according to the kind of courses you plan to take (paper, pens, pencils, etc.). Individual technical programs have costs for tools, uniforms and other specialized materials.

Parking

Parking permits are no longer required for a vehicle to park on campus, Though permits are no longer required, the college remains committed to maintaining a safe and orderly parking environment on campus. So, please park only in designated parking spaces.

The college has limited parking, so we encourage students, faculty and staff to find alternative methods to get to campus. Enrolled students are entitled to FREE Intercity Transit use while you carry a valid South Puget Sound Student ID card.

Contact

Cashier's Office
Building 25, First Floor
(360) 596-5246


New Technology Fee

South Puget Sound Community College now charges a Technology Fee to support student learning and the overall student experience at the college.
The Technology Fee will help provide:
  • Broad-based WiFi connectivity so you can connect from anywhere on campus
  • Support for Multiple Devices so you can access your courses and course material from whatever device that works for you.
  • Access to the Cloud to support Office 365 e-mail accounts, Microsoft Applications in the Cloud and resources that help you collaborate with your classmates and instructors.