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How Much Does it Cost?

Budgeting for Your Education

How much will you pay to attend Spokane Falls Community College? The cost differs for everyone based on current tuition rates, your residency status, financial aid package, school fees, your program of study, cost of books and your cost of living. To start calculating your costs, use the table below for the current school year, then subtract your amount of financial assistance you will receive. For a faster way to estimate your costs, try our Net Price Calculator.

Residency Status

The current tuition costs below are broken up into costs for Washington State residents and costs for US citizens that do not reside in Washington State. However, there are other circumstances that may make you eligible for in-state tuition. Take a look at our residency guide to see if you qualify as active military, a veteran, undocumented, a non-citizen and more.

We also offer in-state tuition for students that live in one of the Western Undergraduate Exchange partner states.

Net Price Calculator

If you’re looking for a basic tuition estimate, try using our net price calculator tool. This tool allows you to enter your financial information for a rough estimate of what you can expect to pay.

What will School Cost at SFCC?

The following is an approximation of basic costs for students attending full-time and paying standard tuition for three quarters (nine months) for 2017-2018.

Washington State Resident

  Living in your own place Independent Student living with parents Dependent Student living with parents
Tuition/Fees (estimate) $4,389 $4,389 $4,389
Books and Supplies $1,134 $1,134 $1,134
Room and Board $9,780 $7,634 $3,270
Transportation $1,350 $1,620 $1,380
Personal Expenses $2,055 $1,980 $1,810
Total $18,708 $16,757 $11,982

U.S. Citizen, Non-Washington State Resident

  Living in your own place Independent Student living with parents Dependent Student living with parents
Tuition/Fees (estimate) $5,205 $5,205 $5,205
Books and Supplies $1,134 $1,134 $1,134
Room and Board $9,780 $7,634 $3,270
Transportation: $1,350 $1,620 $1,380
Personal Expenses $2,055 $1,980 $1,810
Total $19,524 $17,573 $12,798
*These amounts do not reflect program-related costs such as tools, uniforms, required insurance, and class-related lab fees.

Fees Explained

Your total tuition cost is a combination of the Washington State tuition collected by the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges and the SFCC fees that help support things like student programs. These fees cover things certain things at SFCC including things that the student body has voted on. Take a look at our current fees for a breakdown of what your money supports.

Waivers

Waivers allow certain people to be exempt from certain tuition costs. If you’re a Washington State employee or over a certain age (senior waiver) you may be eligible for tuition waivers.

Tax Credits

Tax credits can help reduce the cost of your education by reducing the amount of taxable income your family needs to pay. Learn more about the tax credits available to help make your education more affordable